Here is a simple, inexpensive DIY favor idea for a French -themed wedding or party: homemade Sucre de Lavande- Lavender Sugar. Some of the finest lavender and lavender-infused products come from the South of France, where lavender is used throughout daily life. Not only is it used to sent the home (dried in sachets, or in distilled water for perfuming linens) and in soaps and creams, but it’s also delicious in cooking. On cookies, cakes or fresh fruit- a sprinkling of lavender sugar is a great way to add a delicate French flavor to any dessert.
Sucre de Lavande
Fill a large (depending on the number of favors you’re making), sealable container with normal white sugar. Add several sprigs or handfuls of dried lavender blossoms. Seal the container and let it sit for 2 weeks, shaking the container occasionally to mix evenly. When ready, pour the sugar through a sifter to get the blossoms out, or whirl the sugar and blossoms together through a mixer or coffee grinder. Fill small apothecary jars with the sugar, and add a recipe or two along with the gift tag, et… voilà! DIY doesn’t get much easier than this.