Handmade wedding gifts are more meaningful than gifts bought from a registry. Create something completely handmade or add a special touch to a gift basket.
Before you begin the project, look at the bride and groom’s online wedding registry to get an idea of their style and what colors should be incorporated into your project.
We’ve compiled a few of the gifts we most enjoy making and giving...
Arrange the items with the napkins front and center.
Items you may want to include:
Add whatever your
budget will allow and the basket can hold to make this a very special and functional handmade wedding gift.
1. Soak 26, 18 inch wheat stems with heads, in warm water. You may need the assistance of a rock to make sure the wheat is fully submerged. Soak for 15 minutes or much longer depending on the type of wheat.
2. Towel dry the wheat.
Tip: To make sure the wheat is done soaking, pinch the ends of the stem. If it springs back into place it is ready, if it does not, let it soak a little longer.
3.Tie three pieces of wheat together.Braid to make two 7-inch braids.
4.With sewing thread, tie a bundle of 15-20 wheat pieces together. Tie them together three inches below the heads.
5.At the end of each 7-inch braid, tie them together.
6.Forming a heart, tie the other end of the braid together.
7.Tie three more pieces of wheat together. Braid to make one 4-inch braid.
You will feel proud when you see this handmade wedding gift hanging in the kitchen of these newly weds.
8. Tie both ends of the 4-inch braid together, forming a tear-drop.
9. Tie the tear-drop braid to the top of the heart braid. Use ribbon to tie them together.
10. Tie the heart to the bundle you created in step 4.
11. Fan out the wheat heads at the bottom and below the tear-drop.
12. Tie a bow with ribbon under the heart.
This basket is perfect for a wedding gift as it can store numerous things-anything from crafts to electronics. It makes a stylish organizer for the newly weds!
We found this color block crochet basket at www.1dogwoof.com.
We only made a few alterations.
By the time all the alterations were made the pattern had been changed quite a bit.
Be sure when making this basket to work double yarn. We used thick woolen yarn. Visit the link to 1dogwoof.com follow her pattern, then come back here and finish with our handles instructions.
To make the handles on your basket you need to follow these three easy steps.
The basket is done when it reaches the desired height. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Use one of these ideas or come up with your own. We hope this page has inspired you to add a touch of something handmade to your wedding gift giving. Handmade wedding gifts really are fun to give and to receive.
If you know of some great handmade wedding gifts, please share them with us!
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