It's that time of year again! I can hardly believe the holidays are nearly upon us… where has the time gone, y'all? As crazy fast as the year has gone by, I'm still always excited for the holiday season. I seem to be the go-to friend for gift ideas and suggestions… and truth be told, I absolutely love it! Helping friends and loved ones pick out perfect gifts for all the important people in their lives is a true honor and also alot of fun. (Online window shopping is one of my favorite
ways to procrastinate pastimes.)
So, let's just say that I totally did y'all a solid by putting together some totally amazing gift guides for all the special people surrounding your big day! The gifts we'll be sharing are appropriate for any time of year, not just the holiday season, so if you're stumped on what to get anyone in your life, from your significant other to your future mother-in-law, look no further. Over the next few weeks we'll be sharing our picks for the best items to consider purchasing for the people you love most, and I'm willing to bet you'll find a few things you fancy for yourself, too! (#treatyoself.)
Actually, we're kicking things off by sharing a week-long series of our favorite gift ideas for every type of bride! So if you're a bride to be, perhaps you fit into one of these special interest categories. The items we share this week are totally awesome to add to your Christmas list, and could either help you with an aspect of your wedding itself or just serve as a nice treat to pamper yourself leading up to the big day. We'll even tell you where you can snag each of these items so you don't have to go hunting for them on your own. You know I got your back!
Today, we're sharing our favorite gift ideas for the crafty bride! This is the ultimate wishlist for craft lovers and DIY brides everywhere. If you're a crafter, you're sure to swoon over these amazing tools and resources. Check out our picks below!
Gift Ideas for the Crafty Bride
The Book of Chalk Lettering by Val McKeehan
This fabulous book features detailed instructions, tutorials aind exercises to help you master the art of chalk lettering. The Book of Chalk Lettering by Val McKeehan is a great gift idea for any bride-to-be who's into the rustic chic look and wants to have those gorgeously hand-lettered chalkboard signage for her big day. This book will teach you everything you need to know, and even includes fold-out panels to allow you to practice right inside the book! Buy it on Amazon.
Washi Tape Crafts by Amy Anderson
Another great book for the craft lover is Buy it on Amazon. by Amy Anderson. This book is chock full of fun ideas for ways to use washi tape for crafting, decor, organization and more! It even comes with a bunch of rolls of washi tape for you to experiment with. Washi tape makes a fun addition to wedding stationery, decor and so much more. Buy it on Amazon.
Crafters rejoiced over the amazing Cricut Explore Air — this heavy duty tool creates endless possibilities for weddings and crafting alike. Put the power of a customizable cutting machine at your fingertips and you could easily craft-ninja your way to the most Pinterest perfect wedding imaginable for less. Buy it on Amazon.
Looking for a simple cutting tool that doesn't require fancy software? These Fiskars Tag Maker Punches are super versatile and incredibly easy to use. Perfect for cutting out tags for escort cards, gift tags, favor tags and seat markers, you're sure to find yourself reaching for these convenient punches again and again. Buy it on Amazon.
Looking for something to aid in your chalk lettering skills to make them a bit more permanent? Check out these semi-permanent Chalk Ink Markers! These give you the effect of chalk without the dusty mess, and hold up and stay in place as long as you need them to. They're totally easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth if you make a mistake, too — so they're pretty foolproof! Buy them on Amazon.
What craft closet is complete without a little sparkle? This Martha Stewart Craft Glitter Assortment is the Holy Grail of craft glitter, and is worth the purchase just so you can line them all up in rainbow order and gaze upon their beauty. What? That's not normal? Okay, well they totally come in handy for crafts, too. With every color in the spectrum represented you're sure to find plenty of projects to keep you busy with these pretties. Buy the set on Amazon.
Another member of the fancy schmancy cutting machine family is the Silhouette Cameo. This baby cuts, slices and dices to your hearts desire, whether you're looking for pre-designed creations or want to create something custom. With lots of accessories and add-ons, it's sure to be a machine you continue to explore over time. Buy it on Amazon.
Looking for something to get your creative juices flowing? Look no further than Craftsy Classes! They've got everything under the sun, from cake decorating, knitting, baking, sewing, paper crafting and so much more. Learn how to create gift items or decor for your big day all in an easy-to-follow online course. Book a class on Craftsy.
If you're a paper lover like me, you will probably love Studio Calico! They have an incredible assortment of paper crafting products and some super awesome subscription based kits to suit your craft style. From their mondo Scrapbooking Kit to the super fun Planner Kit, there are lots of options to choose from depending on your interests. Personally I love the Stationery Kit, which sends you super cute cards and stationery each month so you'll never be without that perfect card. Subscribe to Studio Calico here.
Another great tool to have in your craft arsenal is the Stationery Kit. This big tool allows you to add sticky backing to larger pieces making it great for wedding invitation assembly, scrapbooking, crafts and more. Buy it on Amazon.
Last but certainly not least is the Fiskars Paper Trimmer. This simple cutting tool will quickly become your BFF as you craft your way through the wedding planning process. Trimming down those escort cards, signage, and save the dates will be oh-so-simple with the help of this flat and lightweight trimmer. Buy it on Amazon.