Send your guests home buzzing about your honey wedding favors.
We’ll show you step-by-step how to use Anna’s Honey Bulk Honey Clover 12lb pail (1 gal) to make beautiful and delicious ‘thank you’ gifts for your guests.
Our DIY guide allows you to create approximately 60 honey wedding favors from 1 gallon of honey by using 2 ounce jars. Here is a list of the supplies you'll need:
- 1 gallon bulk clover honey
- 2 ounce jars with lids
- Twine or ribbons that match with your wedding color combo
- Large pitcher
- 2 washcloths
- Warm water
- Burlap cloth (optional)
- Honey bee charms (optional)
Step 1: Find a surface in your home that is smooth and stable. You don’t want to work with honey on your dining room table that has a tablecloth on it unless you are comfortable having it covered in honey. Even though we are using a large pitcher with a mouth to assist in the pouring, given the thick and heavy consistency of honey, it’s bound to end up in more places than just the pail, pitcher and 2 ounce jars. A slick, smooth surface like your kitchen countertop will be easier to clean off.
Step 2: Transfer the clover honey from the pail into a large pitcher. You’ll need to repeat this process several times, but using the pitcher will help control the flow of the honey into the 2 ounce jars. It can be a bit of a workout lifting honey over and over again. Take rests when needed or enlist your family, bridesmaids and groomsmen to assist with this project!
Step 3: Wipe off the 2 ounce jars using a warm washcloth. This is a messy job and no doubt you’ll have spilled some honey on the outside of the jars during Step 2. A warm washcloth will quickly remove the honey from the outside of the jars. Once the jars are clean, screw on the lids.
Step 4 (optional): Cut the burlap cloth into generous squares and secure them over the lids using your twine or ribbon. If the burlap motif doesn’t fit with your wedding theme, you can swap the texture with lace or another type of fabric.
Step 5: Wrap the neck of the jars with your twine or ribbon. Make a simple bow. If you want to get fancy, consider attaching a little charm to the ribbon before tying it off. Honey bees and hearts are popular choices for honey wedding favor charms.
Congratulations! You made your own elegant honey wedding favors!
Be sure to store your honey wedding favors in a location that can maintain a steady room temperature. Think about how you store your Anna’s honey. You probably have it sitting on a shelf in your kitchen or resting in your dry pantry next to other spices (or possibly nuzzled up against your cereal boxes like me!).
What we don’t want is for the honey to be exposed to cooler temperatures. If that does happen, you may see the honey in your wedding favors crystallize. Not to worry, the crystallization doesn’t effect the taste of the honey. We’ve got instructions in an earlier post on the best way to store honey and how to rescue your honey if it does get too cold and crystallizes.
Honey wedding favors say ‘thank you’ for coming to our special day in the sweetest way. If you are willing to put in the time and effort (collecting the supplies, wrangling your volunteers, packaging your honey and decorating your honey jars, whewsh!), these can be inexpensive wedding favors that your family and friends will be able to enjoy long after your wedding bells have chimed.