One thing that I love about handmade gifts is that they are very personal and very sweet. A handmade gift always has a story to tell and to be remembered. When giving gifts to the wedding party, think about giving handmade gifts instead of purchased goods from a retail store. A handmade gift shows more love and creates an everlasting memory that your wedding party will get when receiving the gift.
There are many great gifts that can be hand crafted: notebooks, purses, business card holders, scarves etc. Handmade gifts can also be made from a variety of materials, including paper, metal, wood, and cloth. One of my favorite materials to work with is wool felt. Wool felt comes in all different varieties, is eco friendly and it is low in price.
One super sweet and easy-to-make gift to give your wedding party is a felt covered notebook. To do this, just buy any plain notebook and measure the dimensions of the cover in order to cut the wool felt fabric to size. When cutting the fabric make sure that you measure out extra fabric for the ‘sleeves’ of the book cover. After cutting the felt fabric, fold it in half and measure the size of the (closed) notebook on the fabric and fold. Afterward, sew the extra ‘sleeve’ fabric to the main jacket part of the book cover to create a ‘pocket.’ Do this to both ends of the fabric to create a front and back cover. (Be sure to leave extra space if your book has a spine). Add decorative designs and patterns to the notebook cover to add interest. Things like flower designs, monograms and embroidery patches are great to customize the notebook cover for each wedding party member. Lastly, insert a notebook into the handmade notebook cover and write lovely thoughts, opinions and memories in each wedding party member’s book.
Happy Planning :)