Resist the urge to make another romantic compilation that, in all honesty, may never even make it to the CD player (or iPod). Think about making a playlist that you would listen to while doing something you and your fiancé enjoy—if you love to travel, make a road trip mix. Make a dance mix, a karaoke mix, a tailgating mix….you get the idea.
CD favors are incredibly budget friendly--spools of CD-Rs and printable labels make each favor cost very little. You really just need the patience to burn each CD and to check to make sure each CD is burned properly.
Another fun part of CD favors comes with the packaging. There are endless possibilities for how to present your CD favor, and here is just one simple way you can make a CD case with a piece of cardstock and a ribbon. You can buy petal CD cases at the website above, or you can easily make your own. (Please excuse the bland colors, they happened to be the only cardstock and thick ribbon I had available)
Petal CD Case:
- 12 X 12 cardstock
2. Mark 2.5 inches out from the center of each side. This is how far each petal will extend. Align the top of the curve of a CD to each mark and trace a curve from corner to corner.
8. Press the edges down firmly to close.
9. Secure with a ribbon or a sticker, personalize with your own tags or labels.