Once you have chosen your cardstock, you might be thinking “How the heck am I going to cut all of these tags out?”. My recommendation is to use a table top paper trimmer to keep your lines straight, and help the process go a little faster. If you’re not looking to invest in one of these, see if a friend has one you can borrow! They come in handy for a lot of things – I love mine – and you can find them at varying price points that won’t break the bank! These trimmers are so helpful because they have a ruled guide that helps you to cut straight lines, and it allows you to cut each row of tags quickly, and then trim individually again with the trimmer or by hand with scissors.
TIP: Do your best to cut INSIDE the lines rather than right on them or on the outside. This will create a cleaner look and make sure that no black outlines show on your finished favor tags.
All tags have to be tied on somehow, so each of my favor tags come with a hole parked in the top center of them, perfectly sized for a single hole punch. These are inexpensive and easy to find, and having the outlined guide on the tags ensures that your holes are centered every time.
Now that wasn’t so bad! Once you’ve chosen your paper, printed your tags, trimmed them and added the holes, all that is left is to tie them on to whatever favor you have chosen, and marvel at the beautiful final product! Choosing the material to tie on your favor tags will again depend on your preference and theme. There are so many options out there that are readily available, from jute and rope style strings, to beautiful satin ribbons, colorful bakers twine and even velvet ribbons.
TIP: Test out the material you have chosen to tie on your favor tags with a sample favor. Play around until you get the length that works for you, enough to be able to tie the knot or bow that you want, but not too much that leaves long tails you have to trim therefore wasting materials. Once you’ve found your ideal length, go to town and cut all of them at once and start and assembly line! Invite your friends and family over for pizza and wine and put them to work! You’ll be surprised how quickly you can complete 150 favors when you have a little help.
I hope this information has been helpful in choosing the right paper, and erased any fear you may have had of the DIY wedding favor process. If you have any questions leave them in the comments below and I will get back to you with my best advice!
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It is so interesting to see how everyone customizes my favor tags to their own unique event and vision. Share photos on social media and make sure to tag me in them, I would love to see what you come up with! Good luck!