Creative Homemade Wedding Gifts: 28 Ideas You Can Craft to Give


Of course, you can always pick something from the couple’s bridal registry. Or you could shop online for that stylish wedding present. But handmade wedding gifts will always have that added heartfelt thoughtfulness and warmth! You do want to be sure, though, that you craft a present that the newlyweds will not only love, but will use in their home—remembering you each time they do!

So, take your pick from these crafty projects in 4 categories: gifts that are sewn, knitted, or crocheted; gifts for home entertaining; gifts to display as artwork;  and gifts for the kitchen and pantry. The bride and groom will be thrilled!

7 Gifts that are Sewn, Knitted, or Crocheted

Are you a whiz with the sewing machine, knitting needles, or crochet hooks? Then, these handmade present ideas will be a breeze. But don’t worry, for the less crafty among you, 2 of these projects need just your fingers!

Gifts that are Sewn, Knitted, or Crocheted Like Quilts and Blankets

1 – Vintage-Modern Quilt
A quilt is always such a welcome bedroom addition. This one from Vintage Modern Quilts combines a traditional Stars and 4-Patches pattern with modern colors.

3 – DIY Chunky Knit Throw Blanket
With winter coming up, the newlyweds will love to snuggle up in this super-fluffy throw we found via Lily Ardor. It uses a crochet-style process, but needs just your fingers to twist and knot the yarn.

2 – Color Strips Scrap Floor Pillows
Fabric scraps get a new life as these practical and pretty floor pillows. Sewing skills required, yes, but Sew Mama Sew guides through a step-by-step tutorial.

4 – “Hello Fall” Crochet Banner
The couple will be excited to mark their first fall as husband and wife, with this charming door banner we found via Consumer Crafts / Crafts Unleashed.

5 – DIY Fair Trade Felt Ball Trivets
This handmade trivet was stitched together by Emma Christine Creative using hand-rolled felt balls available at a Fair Trade Craft event at West Elm. But you could find similar materials and make your own set of trivets.

6 – DIY Simple Yarn Wall Hanging
If you can tie knots, then you can create a cool gift following this simple craft from Alice and Lois. All you need are a gold macrame hoop and yarn in lovely fall colors.

7 – Farm House Crocheted Washcloths
Love the country look and feel of these! Make a whole set by following the crochet pattern provided by Mama in a Stitch.

7 Gifts for Home Entertaining

Most young couples enjoy having casual, intimate gatherings at home. Help them host in style with these handcrafted items you can gift them with.

Home Accessories that are Homemade like Coffee Mugs and Coasters

1 – Gold Glitter Resin Tray
Great for serving drinks, appetizers, and snacks on. Plus with that gold glitter finish, this DIY project from Resin Crafts can take the couple straight into Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year entertaining.

2 – DIY Acrylic Pour Paint Ceramic Coasters
With the right materials and supplies, you can create these amazing galaxy-inspired DIY coasters! Thanks to Giggles Galore for the detailed tutorial, plus tips.

3 – DIY Marbled Nail Polish Coffee Mugs
A super-easy and inexpensive craft project, as we discovered over at Domestic Fashionista. So you can make a set of 6 or 8 mugs for the newlyweds to entertain with.

4 – DIY Shibori Tie Dye Cotton Napkins
Create a unique set of table napkins using “shibori,” a Japanese process of dying fabric using special folding techniques to create patterns. This tutorial from Interiors by Jacquin will help you do it right!

5 – DIY Wine Charms – Wire-wrapped Sea Glass
A truly “charm”ing must-have for hosts who entertain with wine, made stylish by using sea glass wound around with wire. The how-to is courtesy of Creativity in Pieces.

6 – Stamped and Monogrammed Napkins
Give napkins with a personal touch, like these from Creating with Joy. These feature the couple’s initials, superimposed on hand-stamped geometric designs.

7 – DIY Easy Agate Napkin Rings
Pretty Prudent shows how these stunning table accents are simply ready-made agate slices hot-glued onto store-bought napkin rings!

7 Gifts to Display as Artwork

Imagine having the couple’s home graced by an art piece you’ve handmade for them. Grab an idea or two from these art project finds.

Homemade Wedding Gifts that are Works of Art from Abstract to Geometric Art, including and Canvas Art

1 – Magic Eye String Art
Quite a time consuming project, as shown on Whisk Together, but truly worth creating this “eye-catching” result for your friends to display!

2 – DIY Geode Marbled Artwork
A really cool, modern art project we found at The Cards We Drew. Easy enough so you can make several pieces that the couple can arrange on a wall as they wish!

3 – Abstract Art
Fancy yourself as a painter? Well then, here’s your chance to make a lovely gift of abstract art, following this very thorough tutorial from The Painted Hive.

4 – DIY Geometric Wooden Panel Wall Art – This easy DIY makes use of a plain wooden panel that is painted with shapes using a geometric tile template. See Sarah Hearts for more details.

5 – DIY Stretched Fabric Wall Art
How cool if you could find fabric with a pattern that captures a hobby, interest, or fave place of the couple! Then, turn it into a framed poster like this one from Provident Home Design.

6 – DIY Color Block Wall Art
Another art idea from Pretty Providence. But this time, crafting a banner from a drop cloth stamped with foam cut into desired shapes, fabric paint medium, and acrylic paint, then hung on a rod.

7 – DIY Heart Map Art
Whether your friends are diehard travel buffs or are  perhaps from 2 different parts of the world, why not create an art piece using maps? This tutorial from Over the Big Moon uses a split-heart design, perfect for newlyweds.

7 Gifts for the Kitchen and Pantry

You can’t go wrong with a present for kitchen or pantry use. And if you DIY it, so much the better! See these projects we found.

Homemade Wedding Gifts that are for the couple who likes to cook from utensil caddies to tea towels.

1 – Handmade Marble Cheese Board
Definitely useful, this board would make a great gift. See how to assemble one using a marble tile enclosed in wood strips, courtesy of Houseful of Handmade.

2 – DIY Dipped Kitchen Jars
Pantry storage containers never looked so pretty! Thanks to This Little Street, you can make a set just as appealing to give as a present.

3 – DIY Utensil Organizer
Woodworking skills needed here. But A Beautiful Mess guides you through to making
this colorful, rustic-style utensil caddy.

4 – Crazy Easy Marble Trivet
Doable in 5 minutes, this DIY project we found at Polished Habitat uses a sheet of mosaic-style marble tiles cut to trivet-size and reinforced with sealant/adhesive. That’s it!

5 – DIY Magnetic Memo Board
Handy for holding grocery lists, recipe cards, reminders, and bills, this memo board from Shanty 2 Chic is made with a tin plate mounted on wood strips. Clever and cute!

6 – DIY Tea Towels {Love & Coffee}
Cherished Bliss provides printables to trace these designs on plain towels with a Sharpie. But you could take the same process and trace other designs or words that are special to the couple.

7 – Color-Blocked Spice Jars
A set like these, spotted on A Kailo Chic Life, would surely “spice” up the newlyweds’ kitchen counter with their trendy colors and gold lids.

So, which DIY craft project will you turn into an extra-special handmade wedding gift?

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