Bridesmaids' gifts show your ladies that you appreciate them (even if you have your moments of bridezilla) and we at CraftFoxes suggest showing this appreciation with a little crafty flair. Check out these DIY inspirations for unique bridesmaid gifts they will love.
First up: A rope has never looked cooler. Take a look at this necklace how-to on Broke Ass Bride
where Amanda from 100 Layer Cake
shows us how to make an Anthropologie-inspired necklace without the Anthropologie
price. You'll need some vintage brooches, a rope or ribbon and a clasp.
Your bridesmaids will be on their feet a lot on the big day: working out last minute crises, walking down the aisle and shaking their booties on the dance floor. Why not knit a gift that will have their feet saying thanks? Download these cute slipper patterns from Francine Toukou.
Rub a Dub Dub
Here is another gift to aid in post-wedding relaxation. Eat Drink Chic
shares sensitive skin and regular bubble bath recipes. However, the gift isn't complete. Download adorable bubble bath labels that give your DIY gift a polished look.
Tell your bridesmaids thanks with a hidden note. Scour your local flea markets and jewelry stores for lockets that fit your friends' style. (Etsy
also has a nice selection.) Then write a special note to show you care.
Cute as a Button
Spice up an ordinary bobby pin with buttons! You will need one large button as the base and a few more buttons as decoration. Use jewelry glue or a hot glue gun to keep it all together. Also, depending on your wedding's style, these could be worn during the wedding. And why not make one for yourself too? It would serve as something new and something old.Check out the full how-to at Blackbirds & Bumblebees.
Crepe Paper Blooms
Create an adorable flower that can be added to bobby pins for a cute and crafty bridesmaid gift. Take three 4 x 4 squares of crepe paper, stack, cut, pinch and twist. Read a more (ahem ... a lot more) detailed how-to at Style Me Pretty.
Break out the screen print gear and fabric paint. These cute bags make great containers for a little wedding survival kit. Maybe fill it with a granola bar, clear nail polish for if her nylons run, hair spray and those great slippers you knitted or those button bobby pins you created (nudge, nudge). Or if screenprinting isn't your bag, buy these monogrammed bags on Etsy
She'll Be Charmed
The Etsy store owner Rafya
made these great letter charms with cold clay and acrylic paint. Try to make your own or purchase these simple and sweet necklaces as a great way to say thanks.
Say Thanks with a Tote
We can't get enough of personalized gear. Here's another screen-printing project and a great place again to put those slippers and bobby pins. Also, if you like designing but don't want to do the printing, check out our design contest.
A lucky winner will have their design printed on 25 tote bags.
Who Said Tequila?
Groomsmen aren't the only ones "allowed" to have hidden flasks. Take a flask with a cute background like this one and then spell out their names with stick-on jewels. This will give a generic flask a personalized touch! (Jewels are easy to buy at any craft or fabric store).
Image credits (from top): Francine Toukou, Blackbirds & Bumblebees, Broke Ass Bride, Flikr-/Lilly's Tying The Knot, Eat Drink Chic, Style Me Pretty, Etsy/Be Collective, Etsy/ Rafya, Etsy/ Letters by Lindsay, and Etsy/Lezle Elliott.