The Best Handmade Wedding Gifts

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014

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Weddings gift registries are helpful for choosing a great wedding gift, but how many toasters can one couple use? Consider the gift of handmade to show how much you care. You can buy direct from your favorite artisan, make something yourself, or you could even help the couple defray wedding costs by offering to handle a DIY wedding project, such as making treats to set a dessert table or creating unique reception décor. Here are several ideas to inspire you!

handmade paper wedding decorations
Kara Laughlin | Ann Martin | Jordan Ferney

Handmade Paper Wedding Decorations

Handmade paper decorations are not only affordable to create, they can add a lovely, light and airy feel to the wedding's ambiance. Get the whole wedding party involved in a fun papercrafting day with these great ideas from some of our favorite papercraft experts: 

cookies and cupcakes for wedding dessert table

Dessert Table Goodies

Here's a line-up of eight desserts that can be easily customized to any wedding theme. There's something here for everyone with chocolate, coffee, banana, vanilla and yes, even bacon...the star of many desserts these days!

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Recycled Starburst Mirror
Amanda Lee

Starburst Mirror

For the couple who's into environmentally-sound décor, make this recycled magazine starburst mirror by Amanda Lee of House Revivals. One of the best investments you can make in the thoughtfulness of a wedding gift is your time!

handmade personalized wedding vase
Felicia Nilson

Personalized Ceramic Vase

Help the couple commemorate their wedding day with a gorgeous hand-thrown and hand-carved ceramic vase, personalized with their names. Click here to see all the options from the Maid of Clay shop.

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leather honeymoon Scrapbook
Eva Buchala

Honeymoon Scrapbook

Eva Buchala creates wonderfully-distressed leather honeymoon scrapbooks for couples to fill with photos and mementos. It would also make a great early wedding gift for them to use as a guest book.

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