Wedding planning is a stressful time, and that means it’s easy to forget details like bridesmaid gifts. If your wedding is this summer and you just remembered that you haven’t gotten your bridesmaid gifts ready, that’s OK. You can do them yourself! The following bridesmaid gifts are easy to DIY before your summer wedding.
1. Themed Gift Boxes: Fresh Cookies and Detailed Hair Ribbons
Two popular ideas are fresh cookies and detailed hair ribbons. You can order cookies and then pack them yourself so it’s still DIY, or you can bake the cookies yourself. Your bridesmaids will love snacking on them the night before your wedding.
If your bridesmaids have long hair that they may want to tie back on the big day, you can DIY some detailed hair ribbons. Buy blank ribbons in the color of your choice and the details you want to add, such as loose sequins or beads. Use fabric glue to attach the details to the ribbon.
2. Gifts for the Big Day: Custom Makeup Bag and Personalized Hangers
Many brides want to provide gifts that their bridesmaids can use again. Custom makeup bags and personalized wooden hangers are easy to DIY, and your girls can use them for other events.
Buy blank custom makeup bags in the color of your choice and a fabric marker in the color of your choice. Write each bridesmaid’s name on their corresponding makeup bag. Allow the ink to dry before gifting.
To personalize hangers, buy blank wooden hangers and a paint pen and then write each girl’s name in the thickest part of the hanger. Allow the paint to dry before gifting.
3. Personal Pamper Items: Candles and Bath Bombs
When considering gifts, brides often wonder if they should give something that lasts beyond the big day. The answer is yes! Your bridesmaids will love personal pamper items that they can use once they get home. Candles and bath bombs make excellent DIY gifts.
Making your own candles is easy. Buy the mold you want, the appropriate number of wicks and wax, and any extras, like scents or dried flowers. Place the wicks inside the mold. Some can peel and stick on their own, but you may have to glue others down. Melt your wax and add any inclusions, such as essential oils or dried flowers. Pour the wax into the mold and allow it to harden before gifting.
Bath bombs are also a fun and easy gift. You can create colorful bath bombs with mica powder, which is easy to mix with your other dry ingredients. You need baking soda, cornstarch, Epsom salt, and citric acid. You’ll need two wet ingredients: skin-safe oil, such as coconut oil, and water. Some people add essential oils as well. Mix the dry ingredients together, then add the wet ones. Place it into a mold and allow it to harden before gifting.
You can DIY bridesmaid gifts before your summer wedding if you make your gifts in batches. No matter what you give your girls, they will appreciate receiving thoughtful homemade gifts right before your big day.