Bridal showers might not have been that common decades ago, but we’re certainly happy that they’re popular now! This is for several reasons. Besides being social people who will take just about any excuse to see our friends and host a fun event, we’re also massive DIY enthusiasts (as you may have noticed by now), so bridal showers are just one more opportunity to get creative in so many ways! They’re a chance for fun decor, beautiful gifts, and delicious recipes, but perhaps our favourite element of a bridal shower to put a DIY spin on is the party favours.
Favours are an awesome way to thank your friends and family members for coming to celebrate something special with you. Make them feel even more appreciated by making your favours yourself instead of just buying them premade trinkets! Just in case you need a little bit of inspiration, here’s a list of 15 adorable DIY bridal shower gifts that everyone will love.
1. Instant sweet tea mason jars
Novelty food and drinks are always a hit a showers of any kind. That’s why pre-made sack and beverage kits are so popular in the bridal and wedding industry right now! Personally, we tend to serve food in mass quantity an don’t think our guests will really need any any additional snacks, but drinks are totally still in play! Check out how Jenny Collier made everyone an adorable DIY tea kit by putting all of the ingredients to delicious sweet tea inside a repurposed mason jat with a cute patterned straw stuck to the side of each with fun, decorative washi tape.
2. “Mani thanks” polishes in the wedding colour scheme
If there are two things we love in this world (besides DIY and crafting, of course), those are a good manicures and good puns. Luckily for us, Print Smitten has an awesome DIY bridal shower favour idea that combines both! Give each of your guests a different pretty nail polish colour with a custom homemade tag that says “Mani thanks”. Get it? We giggled.
3. Sweet honey jars
Perhaps you’re a big proponent of buying natural treats that are made or grown locally and you’d really like to share that love with the people who mean a lot to you? Then use your bridal shower as a chance to introduce them to one of your favourite local products! We love Nashville Wraps‘ idea of potting deliciously sweet local honey into pretty little jars and making everyone a custom tag of your own.
4. Spiced nuts in a custom window bag
Do your DIY skills actually mostly lie in making snacks? Then you’re about to be a very popular friend indeed! Rather than giving your friends a homemade trinket that you’re not entirely sure they’ll use, making them a delicious batch of perfectly spiced nuts and put them in a window bag. Next, customize the bag to be commemorative of the shower, just like Evermine Weddings did with these adorable peeking bags!
5. Mini meringues in cute boxes
Perhaps you really like the idea of a homemade snack in a customized box that you decorated yourself but you know that one of your guests has nut allergies and you don’t want them to feel left out? Try making them adorable miniature meringues instead! These are mostly allergy friendly except in some cases and they’re also perfect for a a pretty pastel decor aesthetic. See how both the meringues and the cute boxes were made on Decor8.
6. Natural scented soaps
Have you always been a huge advocate for making your own beauty projects, both because the natural ingredients involved are kind to your skin but also because, let’s be honest, it’s just a lot of fun? Then you probably already know what you’re making your bridal shower guests as DIY favours! Just in case you’re looking for a new kind or scent to make, however, here’s a lovely lavender oatmeal soap recipe from 100 Layer Cake.
7. Cute paper candy bags
Maybe you’re actually hoping to keep things quite simple because you’re trying to be budget friendly but you also just want the atmosphere to be casual and friendly, more like a fun kids’ birthday party than an overly glamourous affair? The consider simply make your friends a little candy bag! We love the playful way that Fox and Hound Paperie decorated their bag with cursive writing, a pretty sticker, a lace edging, and some twine.