6 (Easy!) DIY Bridesmaid Gifts

Thank your bridesmaids for their support during the planning process and beyond with a homemade gift to give during the bachelorette party or the morning of the wedding. Take one of these six easy-to-do gift ideas and tackle it over the weekend!

Homemade Lavender Soap

Once you buy the soap base and mold, all you need is a microwave and your favorite essential oils to create these gorgeous lavender soaps for your bridesmaids. Follow this basic tutorial to learn how.

Hidden Note Locket

Write out a short note or your favorite quote on a strip of patterned paper, then fold and tuck inside a simple bubble locket (this one is from Etsy). It’s a semi-homemade kind of bridesmaid gift! Here’s the photo tutorial to help you do it.

Vintage Bauble Hanky Thank You

Wrap a note to your bridesmaid in a vintage handkerchief and package it together with a sentimental bauble, like this pocket watch above. Follow this guide to make them!

Instagram Notecard Set

Round up your favorite Instagram photos and create a set of custom notecards for each bridesmaid. Design and print your own here!

DIY Fabric Hanger

Photo: Ruche // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Ruche

Make a no-sew fabric-wrapped hanger for your bridesmaids to hang their dress on and take home! Follow the how-to here.

Lace Monogrammed Tote

A doily and freezer paper stencils help you paint on this cute monogram to a canvas tote. Follow this post to make the personalized bags, then give them to your bridesmaids filled with day-of essentials (like snacks, water, mini liquor bottles, nail files, disposable cameras, Band-aids, a stain remover pen and mints)!

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  • 11/18/13 at 05:14

    This one isn’t exactly DIY but it can be very personal. It’s funny how scents can trigger memories. I am an Independent Scentsy Consultant. We have candle warmers and amazingly scented wax. A perfect and personalized gift for your bridesmaids! Do you have a traditional coffee date with one of your bridesmaids? Give them a warmer with Perk Me Up wax and Apple Pie wax and they’ll think of you each time their house is filled with that amazing scent. Did you go on an incredible beach vacation with one of your bridesmaids? Present a beautiful warmer with some of our amazing tropical scents and help them remember that “take to the grave” story that only the two of you know about!
    *Please contact me or go to my website. I’d LOVE to help you pick out scents and warmers for your personalized gifts! http://mlcscents.scentsy.us

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Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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