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:
- safety pins;
- foam ball;
- pot of bright shade;
- 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.
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;
- decorative bows;
- double sided tape;
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;
- 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.
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;
- 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;
- 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.
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.
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:
- double sided tape;
- photo frame;
- old map;
- cardboard of bright colors;
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.
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