The cost of a wedding can add up quick — and I’m not talking about just for the bride and groom. As a guest (and a girl guest nonetheless), you want to get a new dress and shoes, maybe get your hair done. And if it’s a destination wedding, hotels and flights and all that good stuff gets factored in. There are plenty of smart ways to cut down on costs, and making your own wedding gift is a great start. Take a favorite photo of them together and learn how to put it on canvas for a unique piece of wall art they can hang in their new home. Get the tutorial for this idea and many more in these 25 DIY Wedding Gifts That Will Save You a Bundle…
CUSTOM TEA TOWELS
Follow this print-on fabric tutorial to learn how to decorate one-of-a-kind tea towels. Get the tutorial at Poppytalk.
Make a stamp for both the bride and groom to use for writing their thank you cards. Get the tutorial at Crafty CPA.
Take a picture of the happy couple and use it to make a canvas portrait for their home. Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.
CHALKBOARD WINE GLASSES
Keep costs low with a project like this. Find out more at Always Order Dessert.
HIS AND HERS PILLOWCASES
A quick and easy project that will be a wonderful keepsake for the bride and groom. Find out more at A Beautiful Mess.
HAND PAINTED MUGS
Decorate a set of mugs with pretty designs or their initials. Spotted at Wit and Whistle.
PERSONALIZED FROSTED GLASS
Learn how to frost glass cups and carafes. Get the tutorial at Centsational Girl.
Make them a heart blanket in their favorite colors. Spotted at A Beautiful Mess.
ANTHROPOLOGIE INSPIRED BOOKCASE
Make the love birds a bookcase they can use for years to come. Find out how at Wholly Kao.
HEART STRING ART
A beautiful gift that anyone — and I mean anyone — can make. Get the tutorial at Green Wedding Shoes.
GRANNY SQUARE PILLOW
Make a colorful granny square pillow keepsake. Find out more at Boys & Bunting.
Embroider the happy couple a pillow showing the states or countries they both come from. Get the tutorial at In Between Laundry.
Make a set of cutting boards — and if you’re really feeling adventurous, engrave their names into it. Get the tutorial at Centsational Girl.
PICNIC BASKET IN A SUITCASE
A picnic basket is a fun gift for couples who love to spend time outdoors. Get the tutorial at Pretty Prudent.
Use pictures the newlyweds put up on Instagram to create a scrapbook dedicated to them. Check it out at A Beautiful Mess.
A wine- and cheese-loving couple will appreciate a handmade gift like this. Find out more at Wit and Whistle.
Give them a set of hand painted spoons to add to their kitchen. Get the tutorial at A Pretty Cool Life.
PLATES AND BOWLS
Make them a special set of plates and bowls. Check it out at Urban Comfort.