How to Easily Create One-of-a-Kind Wedding Gifts
Wedding gifts can be notoriously expensive, and also feel a little impersonal. But why buy something from a boring gift registry when you can create something handmade just for the happy couple?! This week on Maker Monday, Amy walks you through a fun new wedding-inspired bundle and gives you plenty of ideas to help you make the most of it.
Materials You’ll Need for Inspired DIY Wedding Gifts
Have a ton of fun with our Wedding Inspirations Bundle, which includes:
- Mr. and Mrs. Stencil
- Can't Never Could Gel Art Ink (sample)
- Hush Your Mouth Gel Art Ink (sample)
You will also need a few things to use your stencil with like a rescued frame with a matte, a tea towel, or another fabric or wood surface.
How to Create Wedding Gifts From Our Bundle
In this week’s Maker Monday, Amy walks you through a few simple project tutorials for your wedding gift bundle, including tea towels, glass, and guestbook-style frames. You can also use this bundle to make a gorgeous “Established” sign and easel, which you can gift as decor for the wedding, a bridal shower, or for their home after the wedding.
Here’s how to create the “Established” frame and easel, as Amy does in the Maker Monday video:
- Take apart your frame, removing the matte. You can either plan to paint the backing of your frame or cut print paper to fit in your frame and paint that.
- Cut out the parts of your stencil that you will be using for this project (such as the small Xs and the “Mr. & Mrs.” sections).
- Pull the backing from your chosen stencil and place the sticky side on your mat or print paper.
- Load your stencil with the blue ink and spread it on your Xs stencil, or whichever stencil you use for your background design. Let it dry fully before applying the next stencil. Make sure to wash and dry your stencil for future use, as well.
- Lay the Mr. & Mrs. (or Est., numbers, etc.) on your frame and apply your black Gel Art Ink. You can also place these stencils directly on the glass if you want to add a dynamic layer to your gift.
- Once the gel has dried, put your frame back together and place it on a small easel or leave it as a frame to hang.
Of course, this is just one way to use this bundle; you can easily tweak this to your ideal surface or gift item. Tea towels, champagne flutes, and even gorgeous glassware sets make a great gift for those soon-to-be-married folks. Gel Art Ink works well on glass, paper, and fabric, so have fun playing with it. You can even use this for anniversary gifts — it’s not just for newlyweds!
Tons of Ideas from Maker Monday
Make sure to follow along with this Maker Monday video to get those creative juices flowing. Amy offers up plenty of ideas to create custom wedding gifts for your friends or family. Of course, this bundle makes it easy for you to make virtually anything you need for your next wedding gift, so make sure to purchase that this week.
And don’t forget to tune in next Monday (and every Monday) to see more of Amy’s ideas. She goes live on the A Makers’ Studio Facebook page at 10am on Mondays.
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