Choosing who’s going to be in your bridal party is a big decision, but also a fun one! You get to ask your best friends and your closest family members to be by your side on one of the biggest days of your life. They’ll be celebrating with you and helping you make your wedding day a success, so why not celebrate them in return?
Lots of brides now give their bridesmaids gifts to express their love and gratitude. They don’t have to be anything big, but even the idea of shopping for smaller gifts can seem daunting when your wedding budget is thin. That’s when you can turn to some handy and adorable DIY gifts!
Making the gifts for your bridesmaids will be an added way to say how much they mean to you, without needing to pay too much to do it. Handmade gifts are often more touching, since you took the time and effort to put together something they’ll love. Read on to learn about some easy crafts you can do to get your bridesmaids’ gifts finished and ready to go.
Bake Some Homemade Desserts
Who doesn’t enjoy free delicious food? Your bridal party will love it if you bake something for them, especially if you make small, personalized cards to go along with your treats. Check that there aren’t any unknown allergies in your bridal party, then go ahead and make a crowd-pleasing recipe.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a history of successfully baking desserts. You can always grab a box of brownie mix or cookie dough and pop it in the oven. What will matter most is what you write on the cards for each of your bridesmaids. If you don’t think your dessert will be memorable enough, decorate the cards with markers you already have at home and get creative with the notes you write.
Personalize Cute Mugs
Trends will always come and go, but one that will have enduring popularity is the minimalist metallic look. You can get in on this by designing gold mugs for your bridesmaids. Head out to the store and get some regular white mugs and a metallic gold pen. Decorate with their initials or some fun polka dots! They’ll love the sharp simplicity and the chic metallic flair.
Knit a Pullover
For those who are more inclined to crafting, think about knitting a pullover for the members of your bridal party. You can alter them a bit each time, so no two are identical. Everyone loves having a cozy pullover to wear when the weather cools, so your bridesmaids will especially enjoy this thoughtful gift if you’re having a winter wedding.
Create Gemstone Hairpins
Most brides want their bridal party to have a uniform look, which can often mean trying to make everyone wear the same dress. While this might sound good in theory, the same styles and colors won’t flatter everyone. It’s important to keep that in mind, and you can easily solve this problem by creating gemstone hairpins for your bridal party gifts.
They’re easy to make and friendly to any budget! All you need to do is head over to your favorite affordable jewelry store and get gemstone earrings. Use pliers to snap the gemstones off, then glue them to hairpins. Your bridesmaids will cherish these because you made them with love and care, and especially because they’ll be able to wear them on your wedding day and many occasions afterward.
Make a Minty Grapefruit Facial Scrub
When you’re at the store comparing facial scrubs, it’s hard not to notice they almost always come with a high price tag. If you want to put together a spa day basket for your bridesmaids without spending more than you can budget for, whip up a facial scrub instead! This minty grapefruit gift will be fun for them to try out, especially if everyone has a spa day together.
Don’t worry about homemade scrubs not being as good as the store-bought kind. Sugar is great for your skin and acts as the main ingredient in most all-natural facial treatments. It heals and soothes your skin by locking in moisture and making your skin softer. Try it out for yourself to see the difference overnight.
Stitch Some Makeup Bags
A classic gift women often get, especially when they’re younger, is a new makeup bag. It’s something most people don’t think to get for themselves, but it’s essential if you travel or need a way to store your makeup. Think about which of your bridesmaids are more into using makeup and who uses less.
It’ll only take a few minutes to stitch together a makeup bag, and getting the supplies for it won’t be expensive if you already have a sewing machine at home. You can make them all match or get different fabrics. Play around with the sizes of the bags, too, since some of your bridesmaids might have more makeup supplies to store than others.
The further you get into planning your wedding, the more you’ll realize you can’t avoid some significant expenses. It can put a strain on your budgeting, but not everything has to be costly. Don’t feel like you need to hold back when it comes to giving gifts to your bridesmaids! They’ll love that you took the time to say thank you for all the help they gave you while you planned your wedding, especially if you make the gifts personalized.
Try out some of these easy DIY bridesmaids’ gifts yourself to see what you like making. You can even do a different gift for each member of your bridal party, depending on their personality and what they like. Whether you’re looking for some flashy hairpins they can wear on your wedding day, or you want to take the time to knit them each a pullover, you can still end up giving them thoughtful and amazing gifts even if you have a tight budget.