24 DIY Bridesmaids' Gifts to Craft for Your Crew
Your bridal party does a lot for the wedding. They plan, go to dress fittings, and host or attend various pre-wedding events, from the bridal shower to the bachelorette party. They're there to back you up when you're in the midst of big-day prep, and they'll be standing right beside you when you marry the love of your life. The friends and family that make up your bridesmaids deserve a reward for all of their support, and what could be more heartfelt than a present that's homemade?
Send your attendants home with a something cool and custom that says just how much they meant to you on your special day. Whether you gift them with jewelry that they can wear during the ceremony, comfy clothing to don while getting ready, or something they can use long after the reception is over, the gesture is a surefire way to celebrate your bond. Your nearest and dearest will appreciate the time you took to honor them, and your gratitude is sure to shine through whatever you dole out.
Ahead, DIY gift ideas for bridesmaids that you'll enjoy making as much as giving. Your ladies will love these creative crafts, and bonus: Putting them together may just help you take a break from the stress of wedding planning. After all, what better way to decompress than an afternoon of craft therapy? From sequined berets and beaded phone cases to personalized bubbly and homemade bath fizzies, you're bound to find something you and your crew will like.
Make your crew stand out with '80s-inspired ensembles. Retro coveralls are easily customizable—just embroider your names on them.
Gift your girls these chic accessories to wear during your bachelorette weekend. Simply purchase berets, freehand phrases using black sequin trim (a script font is easiest), then attach them using fabric glue. Mix and match different words and colors or make each hat uniform—either way, be sure to take an Instagram!
Let your besties know how much they rock by giving them handmade jewelry that's insanely easy (and pretty inexpensive) to make.
Pamper your gals with a homemade sugar or salt scrub that will leave their skin feeling silky-smooth. Spoon into cute little canning jars and seal with our free label clip art.
Leather Friendship Bracelets
Create a throwback accessory that will have you all looking fondly back on your childhood years. Make them yourself with little more than some basic, inexpensive cord and clasps.
Slip a sipper into their bags for on-the-go wedding-day refreshments. These custom cocktails are super simple to mix and seal yourself.
This avian symbol is a fun way to remind friends that "birds of a feather stick together." But you can turn any favorite motif into an adhesive textile to transform a simple front cover of a notebook into a work of art.
The bow is a fitting symbol for a bride tying the knot or for her friends celebrating the occasion with her—and it looks especially pretty when added as a design element to jewelry in shades of gold, silver, or rose gold.
Stamped Fabric Clutch
This hand-stamped, simple-to-assemble foldover bag allows your attendants to tote wedding essentials in style.
Candy Jewelry Box
For your dazzling dears, stock a jewelry box full of edible gemstones in luminous pinks, reds, and corals that are a thrill to behold—and to eat.
Present a personalized pair of snuggly slippers to your bridal party. Flower girls and 'maids alike will look forward to donning the monogrammed accessories during big-day prep.
Wine Bottle Labels
¡Salud! Our editable label clip art makes it possible to personalize a favorite vintage for friends who love vino.
Basic baking molds form these fun bath bombs, which can be crafted using scents and colors that complement your wedding scheme.
Wooden Cheese Board
Make ladies-only wine-and-cheese nights a must when you surprise everyone with cutting boards marked with the year you met or their initials.
For your celebration and other special occasions, bridesmaids will enjoy dressing up neutral shoes with these embellishments. Mix it up and make a variety of jewels, bows, flowers, poufs, and pom-poms.
Striped Canvas Makeup Bag
These pretty painted pouches come together in just a few simple steps. Customize them for each member of your wedding party by adding her initials in her favorite colors for a practical present that lasts long after your "I do"s.
Help your pals to pucker up! This beauty gift can be created from basic kitchen ingredients and craft materials.
We've seen lots of brides accessorize with bedazzled-ribbon headbands, necklaces, and sashes. Because you can tie them however you want, they make great one-size-fits-all bridesmaids' gifts, too. Not a seamstress? Never fear! These elegant ideas don't require sewing—just a few dabs of fabric glue.
Custom Ballet Flats
Give your girls the gift of comfortable dancing feet with these chic appliqué ballet flats. Of course, they're cute enough to wear way past the reception.
Individual Sparkling Wines
Your bridesmaids helped you pull off a stellar wedding—now it's time to pop some bottles! Consider making these cute, adult juice boxes, complete with a sipping straw.
Beaded Phone Case
Transform an everyday must-have into a stylish accessory by adding beaded bullion appliqués to a clear phone case. Just make sure to grab cases that fit your 'maids' phones!
Grab a uniform batch of simple clutches or mix and match a few (we chose a minaudières and pillbox clutches). Then, spice up the bland design with custom appliqués of your choice. If you're extra proud of your handiwork, have your 'maids hold them on the big day!