Best of 2012: Meaningful DIY Bridesmaid Gifts

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DIY bridesmaid gift locket with note

Continuing my best of 2012 series is this feature on personal and meaningful DIY bridesmaids gifts.

When you want to make gifts for your bridesmaid because it’s more special, because of budget or both, it can be hard to think of something that would be a “good enough” gift. So I pulled together these ideas for you.

I hope they inspire you!

Bridesmaids gifts are not only a thank you for helping you with and through your wedding. They are also a token of friendship. Making your bridesmaids gifts yourself can be a great way to create something personal and meaning that can be cherished by your bridesmaids after your wedding day.

Here are some ideas for DIY bridesmaids gifts:

DIY pearl ribbon necklace

DIY Pearl and Ribbon Necklace (or Bracelet)

Jewelry is a great gift for bridesmaids as they can wear it on your wedding day and afterward as a remembrance. With a handmade ribbon and pearl necklace or bracelet you can choose your bridesmaid’s favorite color for the ribbon. Find the tutorial for this ruffled necklace on YouTube by Made by Marzipan and a simpler version on Flax and Twine. {Photo by Fabricate by Anna}


DIY gift locket with note

Vintage Locket with Personal Note

What’s more personal than telling someone what they mean to you? We recently created a set of bridesmaid gift bookmarks with a personal note from the bride. And in that same vein, I love this locket idea with a personal note inside. Choose a locket style for each of your bridesmaids, and add your own special note, quote or inside joke. Find the secret note tutorial at 100 Layer Cake.


DIY handmade journals

Handmade Journals or Albums

For bridesmaids who love to write, journal or scrapbook, a handmade journal can be really special. Create meaningful covers from decorative papers, photo collages of past experiences or favorite quotes. I found the above journal kit from Erin Zam on Etsy or you can learn how to make your own simple journal from Samantha Hahn’s Maquette blog.


DIY vintage tin candle gift

Handmade Vintage Tin Candle

Create personal candles for each of your bridesmaids from vintage tins. Depending on their personality, tins you choose can range from classically beautiful to gloriously kitschy. Find the step-by-step tutorial at Design Sponge.


DIY bath salts gift

DIY bath fizzers gift

DIY Bath Pampering Set

Give your bridesmaids the gift of relaxation with a personalized bath pampering set. Choose her favorite scents, oils and colors to make a truly tailored gift. Find the bath salts tutorial at The Craftinomicon and the bath fizzing bomb tutorial at Garden Therapy.


DIY apothecary bottle

DIY Apothecary Bottle

For your bridesmaids who love glamour, hand decorated apothecary or perfume bottles could be a special gift. There are many shapes and sizes available. Provide them empty for her to fill, or fill them yourself with favorite bath oils or scents. Find the tutorial including label printable at Bridal Guide.


handmade business card wallet

Handmade Business Card Holder or ID Wallet

From sweet to sassy create business card or ID wallets that fit your bridesmaids’ personalities. These holders above feature beautiful Japanese papers.  But you can make holders from a variety of things, including fabric, a favorite cartoon or vintage book pages. Find the tutorial at Ume Origami.

Find more DIY inspiration and tips here, or follow our DIY wedding board on Pinterest.

{Written by, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding}


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