With wedding season approaching we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite projects that would make fun gifts! Obviously DIY isn’t always the best option. I mean, people need bath towels—am I right? But for situations where you may be attending multiple wedding showers, a DIY gift might be the perfect option. Jeremy and I received several homemade gifts at our wedding, and I have to admit: They are among the most memorable. 🙂1. His & Her Pillow Cases
3. Ladder Shelf
6. His + Her Sharpie Mug Set Note: If you want this set to be dishwasher safe, just use a pebeo paint marker instead of a sharpie! Otherwise, they are handwash only.
7. What about a painted chair?
8. This tree swing would make the sweetest newlywed (or housewarming gift ever!
11. House Journal
12. Bird Plush (aweee!)
13. Kitchen Wall Art
14. Woven Rug This is an epic (read: time consuming) project. But if you can pull if off, it would make a gorgeous gift!
15. Textured Vase Set This would be so sweet in designs inspired by a couple!
16. Recipe Book
19. Bike Makeovers? Another epic project, but this would be an incredible gift for a newlywed couple!
20. Braided Rug I highly recommend this rug, it’s been in my home for nearly a year and is still going strong! 🙂
Some of these projects require a close relationship with the couple and a strong understanding of their tastes and style, and others are pretty neutral. What do you think? Do you have a bunch of weddings and showers to attend this season?
xo. Elsie + Emma
awww, cute bird plush!
And I love the bike♥
I made the swing for my daughter’s second birthday and there are a couple inaccuracies in your tutorial. I wanted to comment on the post to give a heads up for anyone who wanted to try it, but the comments were closed on it. First, the wood you used for the seat is probably a 1x4x8 not a 2x4x8 because it is way chunkier (and makes for a heavy seat) than the one pictured. Also your measurements for the brace pieces under the seat should be cut to 7″ not 8″, because the true size of a 2×4 is 1-1/2″x 3-1/2″ and so two widths would total 7″. I found this out the hard way since I had the guy at Home Depot cut my wood based on the measurements in the tutorial using the wood specified as well, just to get home and realize the bottom boards were an inch too long and the swing seat was really chunky in comparison to the photos. I was able to go back and have everything re-cut but it was a little bit of a pain and a bummer that the swing’s kind of heavy, so it slows down faster. Anyways, just wanted to give you guys and anyone else who might want to make it a heads up. I love the look of it and my daughter loves having her own special swing, so thank you for posting it! It was really easy to make once I got everything right and I love looking out at it in the backyard.
These are such great ideas! I’m moving into my own place soon and would absolutely love to make all of these projects, especially the pillowcases.
Kindness is the best accessory,
Such a cute idea… love that you mentioned for multiple showers and such.
A homemade recipe book is a lovely idea that can never go wrong! I love some of these other ideas though! The rugs and the bikes are fun.
I really love all ideas. Don’t know where to start.
Thank you for sharing, Nicole
I love these ideas! Do you have a tutorial on the braided rug?
I have a lot of weddings this summer so I received a lott of suggestions and my favourite are mugs!!!
I was wondering how you hung your starburst mirror.
I loved your starburst mirror and got excited and went ahead and made one (actually I love pretty much everything in your house:)
However my finished product is to heavy to hang with anything adhesive to stick to the back of the mirror and the guys at the hardware store weren’t to sure what to do.
I was wondering how you hung your starburst mirror. I want to put mine up.
PS your kinda my hero
I think the two mugs are my favorite since you could do ANYTHING with them. You could go for something simple or something crazy.
These are all so cute! Wish I knew someone getting married!
Thanks for the ideas, I’m currently looking for an idea to gift for a wedding, the house or recipe book are lovely, everything else also.
Ooh. The coffee syrups look delicious!
For Valentine’s Day, I gifted my husband the his + hers pillowcases (link to the end result below).
Fyi, he loved them!!
Cute cushions (nice pillow talk 😉 )
If you love creativity just visite my blog if you like! 😉
Such great ideas! I’m going to four weddings in a four month span and it’s getting crazy expensive crazy fast. So yeah… bookmarking!
I want these! Who cares if they are for a couple or not…so fantastic!
Love the ideas here! Great gifts, but also some real home inspiration too xxx
Such a great idea considering it’s wedding season at the minute.
I know so many people getting married this will come in so handy!
I love the pillows to, they are just so cute!
Day Dreams & Daisy Chains
If I succeed in making them definitely going to keep them! xD