Once the wedding is over, keep a memento of this special occasion to honor the experience over and over again with a special keepsake. These handmade pieces can be of the bouquet, a replica of the wedding cake, or a fabric swatch of from the wedding gown. For ideas beyond these key elements, you will find that there are various ways to keep the memories of your wedding alive with pretty crafts (*this post contains affiliate links as stated in our disclosure statement)!
10 Ways to Make Special Keepsakes of Your Wedding
What’s great about having a wedding keepsake is being able to appreciate it with every anniversary. Celebrate this milestone in your life by crafting a keepsake of your wedding!
#1 Wedding Shadow Box Frame – place precious wedding stationery like your invites in a framed shadow box. Add handwritten notes, fabric swatches, and other items used for the wedding. Be sure to add photos, of course!
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#2 Christmas Ornaments Made from Wedding Flowers – using dried petals from flowers such as peonies, roses, and ranunculus, you can create these easy Christmas ornaments out of clear, glass balls.
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#3 Framed Wedding Invitation – a hand painted wedding invitation in charming pastels deserves to be framed in an ornate frame! Display it at home as an attractive work of art.
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#4 Wedding Wish Jar – decorate a mason jar with easy to find bridal stickers! Add flair with floral accents, ribbons, and beads. This lovely jar makes a wonderful bridal shower gift idea, too.
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#5 Wedding Vows Printed on an Acrylic Sheet – if you are up to the challenge of writing your own vows, then consider handwriting it on a clear acrylic sheet as a modern way of remembering your nuptials.
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#6 DIY Etched Wine Glasses: Mr. and Mrs. – practical and pretty wine glasses that can be used at every wedding anniversary celebration. Use readymade stencils to create these etched glasses.
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#7 DIY Wedding Wish Box Keepsake – a wonderful alternative to the traditional signing of the guestbook! This surprisingly simple idea requires only a few materials: shadow box frame, decals or vinyl stickers, a cork board, and wooden discs. Once the wedding is over, this can be hung on the wall!
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#8 Wedding Bouquet Shadow Box – one of the most important elements in your wedding deserves to be preserved in an elegant shadow box together with sentimental photos of your wedding party!
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#9 Wedding Card Keepsake Book – collect all of your wedding cards and place them in a booklet! With simple crafting supplies such as scissors, cardboard, and twine, this card booklet is super easy to assemble!
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#10 Mr. and Mrs. Guest Book Wine Bottle (1.5 L) – this is a semi DIY idea wherein guests do the “work” for you! For DIY inspiration, find a plain wine bottle and personalize it with gold lettering. Keep this bottle as a cool keepsake to display in your living room.
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