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Your bridesmaids are your best friends and the ones who have been by your side through all kinds of life events. You’ve “proposed” to them because you couldn’t think of anyone better to support you and stand by you during one of the biggest moments of your life - your wedding!
Because your bride tribe is so special, no ordinary thank you gift will do. You want to show your ‘maids how much you appreciate them with a gift that is personal and straight from the heart. What better way to do that than with a DIY gift? Not only will it be handmade, but will be a present that’s both pretty and practical, which anyone can appreciate!
Below, you’ll find some of our favorite unique bridesmaid gifts that you can craft with Sola Wood Flowers, for that extra special touch.
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Flower crowns can be made with faux or fresh flowers, but when made with real blooms, the crown typically only lasts one day. Sola Wood Flowers to the rescue! Making a flower crown out of wood flowers means your bridesmaids can wear their accessory over and over again, perhaps even on your wedding day.
To make a flower crown or headband, pick out the main flowers you want to use, plus filler flowers and greenery like leaves and berry sprays. Make sure you have an assortment of sizes, textures, and colors. From there, weave your flowers around the crown using thin florist wire. Finish the crown by tying ribbon onto each end so that it can be worn around the head like a halo or under the hair like a headband.
For more detailed instructions, just search for faux flower crown tutorials online or on YouTube. There are plenty to choose from!
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From bracelets and brooches to earrings and statement necklaces, there are a plethora of jewelry pieces you can make for your bridesmaids using Sola Wood Flowers. Let’s take a faux flower bracelet for example, which is made in a similar manner to the flower crown. You’ll need florist wire, floral tape, wire cutters, and of course, flowers! As an alternative, you can also you ribbon in place of wire and a hot glue gun to adhere the flowers to the ribbon.
Hair Clip or Comb
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A Sola Wood Flower hair clip or comb is another beautiful gift that will last long after your bridesmaids have walked down the wedding aisle. Plus, smaller hair accessories like these are a great alternative to the flower crown, which is more of a statement piece.
Depending on what kind of hair accessory you want to DIY, you’ll need to purchase either a hair comb, clip, or hair pin. Choose a few small wood flowers to use, plus anything else you want to fill out the accessory (lace, ribbon, pearls, etc.). Adhere your flowers to the hair piece and voila! Your bridesmaids will have something they can wear on your wedding day and throughout the year.
Mini Bouquet Display
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If you’re creating Sola Wood Flower bouquets for your bridesmaids, you could also DIY a pretty vase, bottle, or mason jar for them to put their bouquets in after the wedding. Our Drunk in Love Craft Kit comes with three glass bottles that you can paint to match your bridesmaids’ favorite colors or their bouquets. You can also visit your local craft store for a variety of vases and jars to paint and decorate.
Custom Wood Photo Print or Frame
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Brush off the proverbial dust on those group photos and upload them to Sola Wood Flowers for a custom wood photo print. These little gems are perfect for displaying in the home or office. Alternatively, you can DIY a floral hanging frame that displays printed photos like the one above. You’ll need a wire frame hanger, which you can find online or at your local craft store, Sola Wood Flowers, floral wire and tape, and wire cutters.
Bag design by Mugsa Party
A personalized tote bag is a classic bridesmaid gift that is both pretty and practical. Adorn the front, back, and/or handles of the bag with Sola Wood Flowers, then fill the tote with extra goodies your girls might like. Items might include nail polish, makeup products, jewelry, a bridesmaid emergency kit (bandages, tape, breath mints, etc.) getting ready robes, and reusable water bottles.
With so many creative bridesmaid gift ideas, it’s hard to choose just one, and while you’re crafting these beauties, you might want to make one for yourself! We promise we won’t tell.