So, here’s the thing – we recently attended the wedding of a couple of friends, and we were struggling a bit with what to buy for them. I decided that maybe it would be fun to make them something, but I wasn’t sure what might be appropriate for a homemade wedding gift. I had a look at their gift registry (which no one seemed to purchase from…so weird), and realized they had selected a number of frames. “Ah-ha,” I thought! “A frame I can do”.
But then there came the “style” struggle. How could I embellish it in a way that was meaningful for them as a couple, and yet still appropriate (the groom has a bit of a questionable sense of humour…I’ll leave it at that). One of the things that stuck out in my mind was that Starbucks held meaning for the two of them – they had their first date there, and the groom had actually proposed to the bride by having the Starbucks employees write the question up on the menu board. So, I put my crafty thinking cap on, and realized that I just might be able to use this caffeine addiction for the frame in a neat way. So, after a trip to my local Starbucks and a bit of crafting time, here’s what I came up with:
All parts of the flowers are made from the hot beverage containers, and the leaves were made from the clear beverage containers (making sure to include the logo for colour). I used the “hole plugging thing-a-majigs” to add a bit of dimension, and a clear lid to prop up the flowers a bit on the bottom of the frame.
So, what do you think? The bride and groom seemed to really like the frame, and I guess in the end, that’s what really matters, right?
Have you ever made a home-made gift for a wedding? How was it received?