wedding gifts

Original DIY wedding gift ideas

Gifts for a wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion are giv­en by a wide vari­ety, but a hand­made present will be unique and touch­ing. How­ev­er, there are many dif­fer­ent nuances that should be tak­en into account.

Gift Selection Criteria

A wed­ding is a very impor­tant event for young spous­es, and for the guests of the event too. This cel­e­bra­tion is ded­i­cat­ed to the union of two lov­ing peo­ple who plan to go through life hand in hand in love and respect. That is why gifts should be mem­o­rable and non-triv­ial.

In pre­vi­ous years, envelopes with mon­ey were increas­ing­ly giv­en, this gift is still rel­e­vant today.but undoubt­ed­ly pleas­es that in recent years they have been increas­ing­ly pre­sent­ed with hand-made presents.

How­ev­er, keep in mind that it real­ly should be a qual­i­ty thing. Gifts from the “bump and go” series are accept­able only if they are giv­en by chil­dren, younger broth­ers and sis­ters who do not have their own bud­get, but want to express their sym­pa­thy to the new­ly­weds.

It is very impor­tant to exer­cise your cre­ativ­i­ty with care so as not to unwit­ting­ly offend the new­ly­weds, so when choos­ing crafts, be sure to con­sid­er their char­ac­ter, hob­bies, the rel­e­vance of the pre­sen­ta­tion and, of course, the degree of rela­tion­ship with the mar­ried cou­ple.

As you know, there are no com­rades for the taste and col­or, but there are a num­ber of inter­est­ing ideas for sim­i­lar gifts that are con­sid­ered uni­ver­sal and can be pre­sent­ed to both friends and rel­a­tives:

  • dou­ble sou­venirs or clothes — these can be hand-paint­ed fig­urines, dish­es with inscrip­tions or pil­lows embroi­dered with thick threads with the names of the new­ly-made hus­band and wife;
  • house­hold items — for exam­ple, a wood­en kitchen board with a scorched wish for a long and hap­py life, cas­kets, pho­to frames, paint­ings;
  • sou­venirs with pho­tographs of young peo­ple — a fam­i­ly por­trait, a styl­ish­ly designed pho­to col­lage;
  • mon­ey — but not in an enve­lope, but served in the form of a cake, a box of choco­lates or a top­i­ary.

Unusual cash flow

In our unsta­ble and dif­fi­cult times, mon­ey remains the best gift. Young peo­ple will always find a use for them, because they need to build their fam­i­ly nest. fur­nish the house and improve the life. How­ev­er, the days of envelopes are long gone. Nowa­days, there are a lot of orig­i­nal and unusu­al ideas for dec­o­rat­ing a sum of mon­ey.

Top­i­ary looks very styl­ish and orig­i­nal — this is a minia­ture tree on the branch­es of which ban­knotes grow instead of leaves.

Make it easy. You will need:

  • mon­ey;
  • safe­ty pins;
  • foam ball;
  • pot of bright shade;
  • gyp­sum;
  • wood­en stick 20–30 cm long;
  • jute twine;
  • glue gun.

The stick will become the basis for the trunk, and the crown will form from the ball, so first you need to fix it on a wood­en stick. For greater adhe­sion, it is bet­ter to use hot glue. When the junc­tion is dry, it is nec­es­sary to fix the tip of the twine under the ball and tight­ly wrap the trunk of our future tree.

While the struc­ture dries up, gyp­sum should be dilut­ed in a sep­a­rate con­tain­er. In its absence, you can use alabaster and pour it into a bright pot. When the com­po­si­tion begins to set, stick a stick into it and hold it until the gyp­sum dries com­plete­ly and the struc­ture becomes sta­ble. This com­pletes the prepara­to­ry work and you can pro­ceed direct­ly to the design of the top­i­ary.

First you need to roll up the bags of bills. If you use an 8 mm ball, then it is advis­able to roll 150–170 bills. To do this, they are fold­ed in half, then the base­ment rim is care­ful­ly fold­ed over, turned over and the bag is made with the wrapped part out­ward. All this should be fixed on the ball with a safe­ty pin with a bead at the end. It is best to fas­ten the bags in a cir­cle, grad­u­al­ly fill­ing all the voids.

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In con­clu­sion, it remains only to dec­o­rate the mon­ey tree a lit­tle. For this, small coins, prefer­ably “gold­en”, can be use­ful — they are sim­ply poured into a pot so that they com­plete­ly cov­er the plas­ter lay­er, and fixed with a glue gun.

If desired, you can attach a small tag with warm wish­es to the new­ly­weds.

A word of advice: the top­i­ary looks more attrac­tive if bills of dif­fer­ent shades are used in its cre­ation.

The mon­ey cake looks very inter­est­ing and non-triv­ial. To com­pile it, you should pre­pare con­sum­ables:

  • thick card­board;
  • glue gun;
  • riv­ets;
  • dec­o­ra­tive bows;
  • rib­bon;
  • dou­ble sided tape;
  • mon­ey.

3 base cir­cles with a diam­e­ter of 10, 20 and 30 cm should be cut out of card­board, and anoth­er 10 cm cir­cle will be need­ed for the lid. The edges of the cir­cles are past­ed over with tape to dec­o­rate the cut line. The best way to do this is with a glue gun.

Then it is nec­es­sary to cut out a strip of paper from card­board, the height of which is equal to the size of ban­knotes, and the length is slight­ly less than the diam­e­ter of each cir­cle. For each cir­cle, its own sep­a­rate strip is cut. Each must be rolled up and glued ver­ti­cal­ly to the cir­cle. Thus, all three tiers of the cake are assem­bled.

When the blanks are ready, it remains only to fix the mon­ey with a tube and fas­ten along the edges of each floor with paper clips, after which each cir­cle should be con­nect­ed with dou­ble-sided tape. To dis­guise the paper clips, you can dec­o­rate the sides with rib­bon and satin bows, and place a dec­o­ra­tive fig­urine on top, for exam­ple, hearts or a cou­ple of doves.

So in a few hours you will make a beau­ti­ful, but very nec­es­sary gift for the new­ly­weds — they will not be able to leave such atten­tion on your part unap­pre­ci­at­ed.

Presents for home

And, of course, with your own hands you can cook 1000 and 1 lit­tle things for the house, which will fill the atmos­phere of the fam­i­ly hearth with warmth, com­fort and a touch of romance.

A set of shin­ing wine glass­es looks very styl­ish and orig­i­nal. This gift will become not only inter­est­ing, but also prac­ti­cal — for sure, glass­es dec­o­rat­ed with noble gold and sil­ver sparkles will become the favorite of the new­ly­weds.

You will need:

  • cou­ple of glass­es:
  • sequins of dif­fer­ent shades;
  • brush;
  • mask­ing tape;
  • trans­par­ent glue.

To begin with, you should tape the tape diag­o­nal­ly to the glass­es, there­by mark­ing the edges of the areas that you plan to cov­er with glit­ter. Then you should grease the decor area with glue, even­ly dis­trib­ute it over the entire sur­face and sprin­kle gen­er­ous­ly with sparkles. At the same time, be care­ful that you do not leave voids on the sur­face.

In this form, the glass­es should be left for a cou­ple of hours until the glue dries com­plete­ly, after which you can care­ful­ly remove the adhe­sive tape. The gift is ready.

Birds in love in a glass con­tain­er look very beau­ti­ful. For their man­u­fac­ture, it is nec­es­sary to pre­pare a glass con­tain­er with a glass neck, even an ordi­nary jar will do.

You will also need:

  • small toy birds
  • small pieces of fab­ric, com­bined in shades;
  • rub­ber ring;
  • arti­fi­cial grass;
  • dec­o­ra­tive tape.

From the tools you will need scis­sors, sewing threads, a pen­cil, fine emery and a glue gun.

First you need to find a branch and fit it to the size of the glass con­tain­er, after which you should process its sur­face and edges with sand­pa­per so that it looks more aes­thet­i­cal­ly pleas­ing. Using hot glue, you should fix the birds on the branch. While the glue dries, you need to pre­pare gar­lands — for this, tri­an­gles are cut out of the fab­ric, con­nect­ed to a wire or thread and fixed on a branch.

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Then you need to act quick­ly — the edges of the branch­es should be smeared with glue and very quick­ly placed in a jar. To facil­i­tate fas­ten­ing, you can put marks on the out­side with a mark­er — then the branch will imme­di­ate­ly fall into place and the glue will not have time to dry.

To make the com­po­si­tion look more roman­tic, you can lay out the bot­tom with arti­fi­cial grass and dec­o­rate the neck beau­ti­ful­ly. To begin with, you just need to cov­er it with a lid, and then dec­o­rate it — cut a cir­cle from the fab­ric with a diam­e­ter that will be twice as large as the size of the neck itself. This blank is cov­ered with a lid and tied with an elas­tic band, addi­tion­al­ly dec­o­rat­ed with rib­bon and bows.

A good DIY gift idea can be woven names of the new­ly­weds. Mak­ing them is quite easy. Ply­wood, a ham­mer with nails, threads should be pre­pared in advance. To begin with, on ply­wood, you should write the names of the hus­band and wife in three-dimen­sion­al let­ters and dri­ve nails into the ken­nel. After that, you need to erase the traces of the pen­cil and braid the con­tours with threads.

It is desir­able to take threads of a con­trast­ing shade.

A roman­tic gift will be a chalk­board on which the new­ly­weds can leave touch­ing love mes­sages to each oth­er.

The work will use:

  • 2 pho­to frames;
  • self-adhe­sive one-sided paper;
  • dye;
  • white and black card­board;
  • plain white paper.

First you need to dis­as­sem­ble the frames and care­ful­ly remove the glass from them. Then, using it instead of the main tem­plate, cir­cle around the perime­ter on card­board and cut out the blank with scis­sors or a cler­i­cal knife. On each card­board should be applied a spe­cial paint for dec­o­rat­ing chalk sur­faces in two lay­ers.

While the paint dries, you should find tem­plates for images of a hus­band and wife and cut them out along the con­tour from dark card­board and exact­ly the same ones from shiny paper. After that, the shiny sil­hou­ettes should be glued to the black ones and then both blanks should be insert­ed into the pho­to frames.

On the back of the frame, attach a bag for white crayons and put the crayons them­selves in them. Now a mar­ried cou­ple will be able to leave short love mes­sages to each oth­er. This is a very cute and roman­tic gift that will sure­ly appeal to young peo­ple.

Can­dles cre­ate an incred­i­ble atmos­phere in the house of young spous­es, so a can­dle­stick will always come in handy for them. It will look very orig­i­nal if you put a pho­to of the new­ly­weds on it.

For work you will need:

  • paper for print­ing;
  • flash­light;
  • paints;
  • trans­par­ent glue;
  • mask­ing tape.

To begin with, you should cov­er the entire glass part of the lantern with mask­ing tape so that paint does not get on it, and paint all oth­er ele­ments in the shade you need. While the flash­light is dry­ing, print out black and white pho­tos of the cou­ple and crop them to a size that fits the flash­light’s win­dows.

Using trans­par­ent glue, pho­tos should be glued inside the flash­light itself. On this, an orig­i­nal and styl­ish wed­ding gift is ready. It will take no more than 40 min­utes to cre­ate it, but at the same time it will delight the young for many years after the wed­ding.

A bou­quet of paper ros­es looks beau­ti­ful, which can take its right­ful place in the inte­ri­or. Make it sim­ple. As paper, you can use sheets of old news­pa­pers, books and mag­a­zines — in this case, the gift will look real­ly vin­tage and expen­sive.

For each rose, you will need 4 stacks of 5 petals of var­i­ous sizes — from 3 to 8 cm, while it is not nec­es­sary to make them very even, there is even slight neg­li­gence in this tech­nique.

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The edges of the petals on one side should be squeezed a lit­tle — this will be the base, and on the oth­er — twist­ed with a pen­cil. To begin with, a core should be cre­at­ed from one petal — for this it is twist­ed into a tube tight­ly, then slight­ly dis­solved, then glue is applied and the end of the wire is wrapped with a petal.

After that, all the oth­er petals are attached to the rose, start­ing with the small­est ones. To do this, squeeze a lit­tle glue onto the tip and fix it so that each petal slight­ly cov­ers the pre­vi­ous one. It is bet­ter to dec­o­rate the sepal with a green rib­bon — this way it will cov­er all the bumps and flaws of the bud. For each rose, you will need about 10 cm of rib­bon.

Young spous­es can sew a pil­low for hap­pi­ness — it’s not dif­fi­cult at all. For such a gift, you must use any mate­r­i­al for a pil­low­case, shreds of mul­ti-col­ored felt, floss, coins, paper, a nee­dle, scis­sors and glue.

First you need to pre­pare paper tem­plates depict­ing birds, hearts or oth­er pat­terns, and then, fix­ing them on the felt, trans­fer the appli­ca­tion to the mate­r­i­al. The blanks can be sewn to the fab­ric with your hands, or you can sim­ply glue it with spe­cial glue, but in this case the pil­low may not with­stand wash­ing in a wash­ing machine. The fin­ished pil­low can be dec­o­rat­ed with coins. It is believed that such a gift will attract pros­per­i­ty and well-being to the house.

It will be very nice if you make embroi­dery on the can­vas with the wish­es of a hap­py fam­i­ly life to the young spous­es.

Humorous options

An unusu­al gift for a girl­friend or friend for a wed­ding can be a time cap­sule. This is a great idea, because in this way spous­es can keep mem­o­ries of the bright­est events of their life togeth­er.

To do this, you can take a reg­u­lar box and wrap it with bright wrap­ping paper. Addi­tion­al­ly, oth­er dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments are used, for exam­ple, sequins, rhine­stones, sequins, mul­ti-col­ored but­tons and much more.

To begin with, you can put an enve­lope with mon­ey in such a box, and only then the spous­es will be able to put joint pho­tos into it or write roman­tic mes­sages to each oth­er. By the way, this is a very touch­ing tra­di­tion — dur­ing the year the hus­band and wife write small let­ters to each oth­er with words of love and ten­der­ness, and at the end of the year, short­ly before the chim­ing clock, the hus­band and wife can read the mes­sages that their com­pan­ion addressed to them over the past 12 months. Of course, this will fill them with ten­der feel­ings and they will meet the New Year in peace and end­less love towards each oth­er.

Anoth­er inter­est­ing gift is a love card. To do it, you need to take:

  • PVA;
  • dou­ble sided tape;
  • pho­to frame;
  • old map;
  • card­board of bright col­ors;
  • scis­sors.

To begin with, you should pre­pare a map of the city / coun­try and mark on it all the places that are sig­nif­i­cant for the new­ly­weds (the place of the first meet­ing, the first date, the place where they are going to build their fam­i­ly nest), and cut each of them in the shape of a heart. After that, the blank should be attached with foam tape to a sheet of card­board — this can turn out a three-dimen­sion­al pic­ture. The entire blank must be insert­ed into a gift frame and pre­sent­ed to the new­ly­weds.

There are many options for cre­ative gifts, the main thing is that it be made with fic­tion, fan­ta­sy and sin­cere wish­es of love, peace and har­mo­ny in the house.

See the next video for orig­i­nal DIY gift ideas.