17 Cool Homemade Wedding Gifts Anyone Can Make
The next time you’re invited to a wedding or bridal shower, give one of these perfectly personalized presents that won’t break your bank.
Courtesy My Handcrafted Home
Take two minutes and make these “Dreaming of You” pillow cases from My Handcrafted Home to add as a gag to a more significant bed or bath wedding gift. Simply slip a piece of cardboard inside a pillowcase, and draw with a black fabric pen. When your friends put their heads down, it will look like one is dreaming about the other.
Get the tutorial at My Handcrafted Home.
Courtesy Karina from Maple Ash and Oak
Use the couple’s favorite colors to create unique linens for entertaining. Follow Karina from Maple Ash and Oak through this simple tutorial on Poppytalk to make napkins, table runners, placemats, and other pretty wedding gifts. Just make sure you always follow these important wedding etiquette rules when it comes to gift-giving.
Get the tutorial at Poppytalk.
Courtesy Brit + Co
The creative geniuses at Brit + Co. came up with a cool way to relive your college years when celebrating a classmate’s wedding. Attach shot glasses to cup bottoms with clear hardware glue, and you’ve got a set of fun DIY stemware for a gift that’s anything but crystal.
Get the tutorial at Brit + Co.
Courtesy Rebecca Gallop
Trendy, patterned coasters can cost big bucks at a nice home-goods store, but not if you make this gift yourself. In this beginner-level craft from A Daily Something, you start with tiles and acrylic paint, then let your imagination go—maybe incorporating the happy couple’s names and wedding date.
Get the tutorial at A Daily Something.
Courtesy Penelope and Pip
Dress up wooden or cork coasters from any craft store with a coat of color and this cool tutorial from Poppy Talk. Just whip out the acrylic paint, a paintbrush, and some tape to get the cute look. Feeling inspired? Don’t miss these gorgeous wedding bouquets without flowers—some of them made by brides themselves!
Get the tutorial at Poppy Talk.
Courtesy Green Wedding Shoes
This work of art by Green Wedding Shoes looks complicated, but you can complete it in no time at all—and for only $35! Spray paint a large piece of wood your desired color. Cover it with a large sheet of paper, trace a large heart, and then nail around the outline, keeping the nails about an inch apart. After you remove the paper, tie string to the head of one nail, then wrap it around any and every other nail. There’s no wrong way to do it!
Get the tutorial at Green Wedding Shoes.
Rainbow-painted wooden utensils
Courtesy going home to roost
No couple can have too many kitchen tools, so why not spruce them up a bit? This idea from A Pretty Cool Life couldn’t be simpler. Just paint the bottoms of wooden utensils with non-toxic, dishwasher-safe enamel paint. Use plenty of bright colors to bring a smile to the newlyweds’ faces every time they cook.
Get the tutorial at A Pretty Cool Life.