Sunday, 29 July 2012

No cost wedding hamper (and how to)

My little brother got married last weekend, and in accordance with no spend summer, I tried to come up with wedding gifts using things we already had.

I actually ended up with quite a haul, want to see?

There's a framed quote I love using a frame from my stash, some simple thank you cards, a card made in this style, a love story cushion, (tutorials in the links too), some salt and pepper shakers and a Nigella measuring jug (bought at the beginning of the year for £1 and £5? for this sort of occasion) and a chalkboard.

I actually ran out of time while doing these gifts as I also had a photo wall to do, so my wonderful husband made this for me. It's simply a piece of scrap wood cut down and painted with chalkboard paint.

After it dried I just cut a heart out of foam board, painted it a light blue and hot glued it on.

They're renters, so something that just leans up on the wall or can be simply hung is ideal.

The cards are some small  envelopes I bought a while back and card folded and stamped. There's actually a heart punched out above the words but it was hard to photograph, and in true "me" style I was taking these photos right before wrapping the presents on the morning of the wedding aka stressful times. 

Their wedding card is their new couple name and their wedding date is even hidden on the bottom line (thanks to a buyer from my Etsy shop for putting her head together with me and coming up with that idea!).

I'm thinking that I like this hamper better than any wedding gift I've ever bought before!

Have you done a wedding gift that cost you nothing? What did you make?

P.s. you can check out the other no spend summer projects below:


  1. This is sooo sweet! I am your newest follower.. hope you hop over and share with my Pink Hippo Party @
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

    1. Thanks Amie Ann. Glad you like it. Popping over now. (and SO glad you're following!)

  2. Great post. I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
    I have linked a pizza I did with leftover roast chicken. Have a good week.

  3. WOW!! Such original wedding gifts!! LOVE the chalkboard!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!!

    1. And it was so easy AND free! Thanks for popping over :)