Since I’m a crafty person, I knew that I wanted to give my maids gifts that were homemade. I ended up DIY-ing two of the three gifts – wedding day jewelery, and a cute tote bag.
If you can sew, there are lots of free tutorials/patterns available on the web that you can use. I found this cute Hobo Bag pattern at JCarolineCreative and used that. (BTW, JCaroline have lots of other great tote bag patterns and they also have fabulous fabric with 15% off until August 17th!).
Here’s the bags I made for each of my bridesmaids (who are also my sisters):
Each of the bags represented my sister’s personalities (my parents successfully guessed which bag belonged to which sister!).
The bags were pretty simple to make (I made them about a week before our wedding – yes, I’m crazy), and my sisters all really liked them.
The second thing I made for them was sets of jewelery that they wore on the wedding day. I had a like-minded creative friend teach and help me with making them, and they were surprisingly easy and really cheap to make! (And they looked great with their dresses!).
Finally, I purchased some cute cookie cutters from Amazon – I’m a sucker for goofy Fred stuff:
Total cost for each bridesmaid gift was around $25 (plus my time!).
And for other cute bag patterns, check out:
- Music Bag (by Purl Bee)
- Box Pouch (by Indie House)
- Market Bag (by Film in the Fridge)
- Beach Tote (by Film in the Fridge)
- Eco Friendly Totes (by Weekend Designer)
- SoHo Slouch Tote (by Weekend Designer)
- Buttercup Bag (by Made By Rae)
- Noriko Bag (by Lazy Girl)
Are you crafting anything for your bridesmaids, or have you found gifts that reflect their personalities? I’d love to hear about them!