PHOTOS: Eco-Friendly DIY Wedding Favors

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If you’re planning a planet-friendly wedding this summer, you’re likely pondering ways to cut costs, reduce waste and shrink the footprint of your special day. The last thing you want is to send your loved ones off with a mass-produced trinket that’s destined for the landfill.

But the idea of making 100 or more favors yourself can seem expensive, time consuming and, let’s face it, pretty frustrating. Defy the odds and give your guests something sentimental and sustainable to remember your nuptials with surprisingly simple handmade favors that won’t break the bank. From mini gardens to elegant edibles, here are seven handmade favors you just have to see.

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Mary Mazzoni

Based in the Phoenix metro area, Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.