Cheap Wedding Favors:
Personalized Candy Rolls

I came up with this cheap wedding favors idea when helping a friend plan her wedding on a tight budget. I thought "how can I make affordable wedding favors with items I have around my house?"

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Items You'll Need:

  • Empty paper towel or toilet paper tubes
  • Clear treat bags
  • Candy of your choice
  • Ribbon
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Photos (on plain printer paper)
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape or glue stick

Directions to Make Affordable Wedding Favors:

1. Cut empty paper towel or toilet paper tubes to desired length.

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2. Make a template (using paper or lightweight cardboard) that will wrap around your empty tube and cover it completely. Using the template, cut printed scrapbook paper to fit around the tube.

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3. Attach the piece of scrapbook paper to your empty tube using double-sided tape or a glue stick. I used double-sided tape because it goes so much faster, and sticks just as well.

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4. Print a photo of the happy couple using plain printing paper. I printed several small photos onto one page. Make sure the photo will fit onto your tube. Attach the photo to your tube using double-sided tape, covering the seam from your scrapbook paper.

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5. Fill clear treat bags with candy. I used candy hearts, but whatever type of candy you want to use will work. Think about what time of year the wedding is. Is it a Fall wedding? Use candy corn. Spring wedding? Jelly beans look great. You can even buy personalized M&Ms to put in the bags, but they are a bit expensive.

Test the amount of candy in the bag to make sure it will fit into your tube.

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6. Tie one end of the treat bag with a ribbon. The amount of bag beyond the ribbon will stick out of one end of the tube. Decide how much you want to show.

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7. Flip the bag over (so that candy rests upon the ribbon you just tied). Tie the bag on the other side of the candy, and trim the closed end off.

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8. You should now have a "candy roll" with a ribbon on each end. Put it through the center of the tube, making sure the ribbons show on each end.

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9. You're finished with your cheap wedding favors! Aren't they cute?

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Want to add more personalization? Print a message to stick on the back of your tube as shown below.

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Here is another variation of the same favors...

Instead of tying both ends of the treat bag, drop your candy in the bag and just make a tie at the top. Cut the excess clear bag and put it into a tube you have decorated to stand up.

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