5 DIY wedding bomboniere ideas

Here are 5 DIY wedding bomboniere ideas that are easy – even for the novice DIY-er – that you and your guests will love. So much so, we think that your guests will ask if there are any spares!

HOMEMADE PRESERVES & CONSERVES

Vintage Wedding & Event Ideas - Homemade Tomato Relish - Betty May Vintage Hire

Homemade tomato relish (or any other preserve, conserve or pickle) topped with vintage fabric cover, twine and kitsch souvenir spoon. Here’s our favourite tomato relish recipe – we used it at Erin’s wedding!

Tomato relish recipe from the P.W.M.U Cookery Book

  • 12 ripe tomatoes
  • 4 large onions
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 450gm sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 5 chillies
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • Splash of vinegar

Cut tomatoes and onions to the size of walnuts, sprinkle with salt and stand overnight. In the morning, drain off the liquid, boil for 5 minutes with the sugar and splash of vinegar to cover. Add the remaining ingredients and boil for an hour. Then bottle in sterilised jars when cool and seal.

ROASTED COFFEE BEANS

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Freshly roasted coffee in custom made packaging with twine. Available from Etsy if you don’t have time to make yourself.
Shop now at: https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/65026587/coffee-wedding-favors-set-of-50-freshly

LIMONCELLO

Vintage Wedding & Event Ideas - Homemade Limoncello - Betty May Vintage Hire

Homemade limoncello to be sipped on its own, mixed into sparkling water, or shaken into cocktails. The only ingredients you need are lemons, vodka, sugar.
Source & recipe: http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-limoncello-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-197694

VANILLA EXTRACT

Vintage Wedding & Event Ideas - Homemade Vanilla Extract - Betty May Vintage Hire

Homemade vanilla extract – something that you can never have enough of in the pantry. And it’s so simple to make – vanilla beans and vodka (that’s it) – plus it can be made a few months in advance to your big event.
Source & recipe: http://heatherplusmike.com/2012/09/21/homemade-vanilla-extract-laziest-gift-ever/

SUCCULENTS IN TEA CUPS

Vintage Wedding & Events Ideas - Succulents in Teacups - Betty May Vintage Hire

Pretty succulents in vintage tea cups. A gorgeous blend of hardy and quaint and can double up as the place cards. You just need access to a garden with LOTS of succulents for cuttings and an op shop full of china!
Source: http://weddingideaspicture.com/succulents-in-tea-cups-wedding-favors/

- bmvh