Specially made for the Maid of Honor

Hello everyone! If you’ve been keeping up with TU living, you know that both Paige and I are engaged. She has just begun her wedding planning, and according to my wedding checklist, I’m about 20% done planning my own! I can’t remember if we ever said it out loud, but we’ve always agreed to be each other’s Maid of Honor. Although Paige already knew she had the job, I still wanted to officially ask her!

If you search the internet for “Maid of Honor gifts” or “Maid of Honor proposal”, there are an overwhelming amount of ideas: personalized wine bottles, wine glasses, jewelry, tumblers, candles, etc. And they are all super cute! My favorite were the personalized gift boxes filled with various Maid of Honor goodies.

I searched Etsy to see if I could find one already put together, but didn’t fall in love with any. I wanted the gift to fit into my wedding scheme (floral, sage green, light pink, and silver), so I decided to make my own! I knew I could make something just as cute using my mom’s Silhouette cameo cutting machine to add the personalization.

Now to get all the items! My shopping list consisted of:

  • Bottle of Sparkling Wine
  • Maid of Honor Tote Bag
  • Maid of Honor Shirt
  • Decorative boxes
  • Pink & white shredded crinkle cut paper
  • Sage green ribbon

First, I found a matching tote bag and shirt at Target that said “Maid of Honor” in silver script. Gold is a very popular metallic these days, so I was overjoyed to finally have found silver! Second, I bought a bottle of wine and removed the back and front labels so I could personalize it using the Silhouette cameo. I decided on the phrase “Won’t marry my Mr. without my sister” and added a scroll frame detail that matched the one on the tote bag. The pink & white shredded crinkle cut paper and sage green ribbon are an easy find at any craft store, and they added the perfect touch of my wedding colors to the gift. It was all coming together!

I was able to find a nice set of three decorative boxes on Amazon that have magnetic lids and are a beautiful neutral floral pattern to hold all my goodies. Exactly what I wanted! I couldn’t wait for them to arrive so I could put the gift together. While I absolutely loved the boxes, I was disappointed that the manufacturer has placed their logo right in the center of the inside of the lid.

I decided to create a vinyl decal that said “Paige” in a script that matched the tote and shirt to cover the logo and add another special touch to the gift. I copied the scroll frame design off the tote bag again, and made the decal in a light pink color that matched the shredded crinkle cut paper I had picked. Once the decal was in place, the gift was ready to go!

The next time I saw Paige was for my wedding dress shopping. It was the perfect time to pop the question! I think she loved the gift. She used the tote bag the rest of the weekend as we buzzed around New York City to various wedding dress salons.

If you like the wine bottle decal I made, feel free to download it for your own Silhouette below!

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Are you crafting for a wedding? We’d love to see what you’ve made (and maybe take inspiration for our own weddings). Tag TU living on Twitter and Instagram (@TU_living) or Facebook (@TUliving.Kathy)!

-Hannah

P.S. In case you were wondering, I said “Yes!” to a wedding dress that weekend!