Giving handmade bridesmaids gifts is the best way to show the girls that you care so much for them. This is an excellent idea if you want to make your wedding memorable and a reflection of love.
You also don’t need to spend so much money to make your bridesmaids feel special on your wedding day. For instance, you can send flowers or prepare gift baskets for your bridesmaids. However, handmade personalized gifts are still the best way to make your girls feel appreciated.
Here are some handmade bridesmaids gift ideas that would make your girls feel appreciated:
- Handmade Jewelry
Handmade jewelry is the easiest thing to make, and it can come in many styles and embellishments. You can buy some colored beads for a couple of dollars and create a beaded statement necklace. You can even choose colors that match the color theme of your wedding, and your bridesmaids can wear them on your wedding day.
If you have a boho-chic or summer wedding theme, you can also create braided necklaces. These necklaces are effortless to make, and you can also play with many color combinations.
- Customized Handbags
If you’re having a destination wedding, you can give them engraved bridesmaid’s handbags. These handbags aren’t only functional but also stylish. The wide range of choices available in bags will surely satisfy any style. You can buy ordinary handbags that come in different sizes, shapes, colors, styles, and even materials. You can choose bags that are made from faux leather, fabric, suede, nylon, and many more.
To make these handbags extra special, you can customize them by adding your bridesmaids’ names to them. There are a couple of tutorial videos online on how you can add customization to different bag materials. You can paint their names or use beads, and then glue them on the bags. It’s your chance to showcase your creative talent.
Handmade handbags are also popular during special events such as weddings and holidays, and bridesmaids can feel special by receiving something unique.
- Bridesmaid Flowers
Another economical, handmade gift you can give to your girls is letting them keep their bridesmaid bouquet. It’s a nice simple gift that will make them remember your special day and their role in making your day memorable.
You can also create other beautiful and useful gifts using their bridal flowers. For example, if you were using roses as part of their bouquets, you can make rose petal infused honey from those flowers. Not only are these pretty gifts, but it’s also a delicious one.
- Mini Soap Bars
You may not know this, but you can create soap bars in the comforts of your home. You can make mini soaps with the following ingredients:
- Coconut oil
- Olive oil
- Distilled water
- Pure Lye
To make the soap more special, you can add essential oils and dried herbs or flowers.
- Custom Candles
Aside from soaps, you can also create custom fragrance candles and give them as unique gifts for your bridesmaids.
To make a candle, you need the following items:
- Small jars
- Fragrance oils
After placing the candle mixture in the jar, you can add custom designs on the jar itself. You can decorate the jars or add a special message thanking them for all their help during your big day.
- Body Scrubs
Body scrubs are another popular DIY bridesmaid gift you can make to make your girls feeling fresh during your special day. A body scrub is a popular way to exfoliate the skin.
You can create a body scrub with the items found in your pantry. You can create a jar of body scrub with coffee, brown sugar, sea salt, or green tea.
- Bottled Cocktails
Mixing a special cocktail for your girls is another excellent bridesmaid gift you can give during the wedding day. You can purchase cocktail bottles, mix your drink a night before the wedding, and then give these to them during the reception. Your girls will undoubtedly be surprised by this at the wedding party.
Personalizing bridesmaids’ gifts are a great way to show how grateful you are towards those who made you feel important on your special day. It’s a great way to express your gratitude for all the help and support you have received from your girls.
Creating DIY gifts is also a way to add a personal touch during your wedding day. Aside from that, doing these gifts on your own won’t cause you that much, and your bridesmaids will feel extra special with the effort you gave to their gifts.