12 of the Best Party & Wedding DIY Projects of 2015

2015 was a year filled with creativity and fun! We’ve curated twelve of the best party and wedding DIY projects of the past year (a few that are ours and a few from our favorite party pros) to help get your creative juices flowing into the new year.

1. Animal Cracker Favors

These jungle animal cracker favors are a breeze to make, and they’re the cutest favors to give out at a jungle themed baby shower or birthday party!

Born to Be Wild Party | Jungle Themed Baby Shower | Safari Shower | Animal Cracker Favors | DIY Gold Animals | @kateaspen

2. Bindis and Bangles Bridesmaid Gift Box

With a few items from our Indian Jewel collection, you can create a unique “Bindis and Bangles” gift box to pop the question to your bridesmaids. It’s a cute gift, especially for South Asian brides or for brides with a jewel tone wedding theme!

DIY Bindis and Bangles Bridesmaid Box Kate Aspen

3. Ice Cream Float Bar

We originally created this DIY for a Fourth of July bash, but an ice cream float bar works wonderfully with almost any party, from a a kid’s birthday party to an outdoor bridal shower.

Ice Cream Float Bar | @kateaspen

4. Garden Style Succulent Favors

Tiny potted succulents were all the rage in 2015, and we think this trend will stay strong into 2016. This fabulous DIY by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch takes white geometric planters up a notch with pretty pink acrylic paint and nameplate flags. They’re perfect for escort cards that double as wedding favors!

Succulent Favors by Brittni Mehlhoff of papernstitchblog.com | @kateaspenBrittni Mehlhoff via Project Wedding

5. Bridal Shower Whisk & Tea Towel Favors

One of our most popular DIYs of the year is a whisk and tea towel favor. This DIY is really perfect for a kitchen themed bridal shower!

DIY Bridal Shower Favor | Whisk and Tea Towel Favor for a Kitchen Themed Bridal Shower | @kateaspen6. Colorful Antler Bottle Stopper Favor

Add some pizzazz to a white antler bottle stopper and dip the tips of the antlers in acrylic paint. Customize your own with your wedding or party colors!

DIY Antler Bottle Stopper Wedding Favor | Kate Aspen | A Fabulous FeteA Fabulous Fete

7. Boho Themed Bridesmaid Gift Box

Ask your maids “Will you be my bridesmaid?” in bohemian style with a unique boho themed bridesmaid gift box. We love this DIY, because you can customize your own free printable!

DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid Box | @kateaspen8. Crown Cupcake Wrappers

Create these DIY crown cupcake wrappers to elevate simple cupcakes to noble status. This is the perfect DIY for a fairy tale birthday bash or a royal baby shower!

DIY Cupcake Wrappers | @kateaspen

DIY Crown Cupcake Wrappers | @kateaspen9. Jungle Plant Favor Jars

What’s more fitting than jungle plant favor jars for an adventure-filled jungle themed birthday party? Make this simple DIY in just four steps!

King of the Jungle Themed Party Favors | Kate Aspen Blog | Plant Party Favors | Mason Jar DIY | @kateaspen

10. Beach Wedding Welcome Bags

For a beach or destination wedding (or any beach trip), we’ve made it easy for you to create customized welcome bags friends and family will rave about!

Destination Wedding Welcome Bag | Kate Aspen | @kateaspen

11. Air Plant Favor

An air plant favor is great for almost any event! Fill a sea urchin tea light holder with a few small stones and top it with an air plant for a splendid little houseplant party guests can take home.

DIY Air Plant in Sea Urchin Tea Light Holder | Wedding Favor | Kate Aspen | A Fabulous FeteA Fabulous Fete

12. Mason Jar Favors

From an edible terrarium to a homemade sugar scrub, these are five mason jar favors you can make for any party!

DIY Mason Jar Favors for Any Party | Kraft & Mint | @kateaspenKraft & Mint

Happy DIY-ing!