Making my own gifts is not something I normally do. Honestly, I’m the first to fire up the internet and order something. Easy and quick. Once in a while though I’m inspired to come up with something personal…something that may not be the most expensive gift but more of a keepsake. This DIY Bridal Shower Date Art is a perfect example.
The daughter of a good friend is getting married in June and we recently celebrated her bridal shower. I contributed to a gift with another friend that was on the bride’s registry. A great gift but not very personal…it was one of those lovely stainless steel trash cans. Even though I know the bride wanted it (who wouldn’t?) I felt like adding a little something of my own.
It was very simple. I designed the text in PicMonkey. I got a black frame (aff. link) and I already had the mat from another project. I used textured card stock to print the dates. It was a fun project and the bride loved it. After she opened it, she got tiny tears in her eyes. That warmed my heart more than anything else.
Wrapping it was fun as well. I always use brown kraft paper and jazz my gifts up with ribbon. This ribbon is stunning and came from Hobby Lobby.
One of my all-time favorite videos is from Eddie Ross and it’s called All Wrapped Up. It’s old, from 2008, but he shows you how to wrap a present with one continuous piece of ribbon topped with a bow. Very fun.
I am taking a few days off from the blog to get some items listed in my shop. I have things started but not one thing is finished. Also…I’m not saying it very loud but I think spring may have sprung. Finally. See you soon!