I love a good wedding. I do. But I do not love dropping an entire paycheck on every little thing that goes into attending a wedding. That's why, if you're feeling crafty, coming up with your own DIY wedding gifts might be the way to go. Otherwise, between the airfare, hotel, food, wardrobe, and gift, the average wedding guest can expect to pay a staggering $673 in 2015 — $100 of which is usually spent on the wedding gift alone.
If the thought of dropping $100 on a wedding gift gives you heart palpitations, trust me, you're not alone. That's why I say, save some serious dough and DIY your wedding gift(s) instead. Seriously, why drop all those Jacksons on an impersonal [insert generic department store here] gift certificate when you can learn how to make candles from scratch? Or create personalized coffee stencils. Or mix and bottle homemade scented bubble bath. Besides, there truly is nothing more thoughtful than a personalized wedding gift made from the heart. And that kind of creative love... is priceless.
Give the gift of memories. A Beautiful Mess can show you how to apply your photos to candles in 30 minutes flat.
Looking for the perfect complement to those personalized coffee stencils? Add some homemade herbed sugars. Head on over to Delia Creates for various herb-infused recipes including lavender, vanilla, lemon, and mint.
Create this adorable DIY recipe plate by following Josie Jones’ easy four-step process: 1.) purchase plain plate at the Dollar Store, 2.) Sharpie your recipe on said plate, 3.) cook the Sharpied plate for 30 minutes in a 350-degree oven, and 4.) make the recipe and serve the final gift on the plate.