For my bridesmaids gifts, I wanted to give them something that was personalized and that they could use again. So I started browsing at Hobby Lobby in the section that you can decorate bags, shirts, hair accessories, etc, and I found these waffle weave bags. They were perfect for a small cosmetic bag. The day I found them, they only had 3, and I needed 5. I was afraid if I picked 3 up that day, I would forget to get more the next time, or even worse they wouldn't get anymore in. So I took a picture, and decided I would browse around on the internet. I ended up finding them over at Embroider This, and I ordered 5 Fuchsia colored bags.
I also found some "iron on" monogram letters in black at Hobby Lobby (these are the ones), and thought it would be a really cute way to personalize the cosmetic bags. I picked up the letters that I needed: (3) A's, (1) M, and (1) D. Instead of ironing them on, I picked up some "No Sew" fabric glue. I figured that if it didn't work, I could always iron them on anyways.
These were really simple to make, but I will show you how I did them, just in case! ;)
|The finished product!! So cute!|
I so wish I would've taken a picture of everything I put in it, but it was super close to the wedding, and I didn't even think about it. I stuffed each of them with a necklace, earrings, stretchy bracelet, brooch, and their pink hair flower (purchased from gigglesnbowz etsy shop!) for them to wear at the wedding. I then added a few fun/emergency things: a pack of tissues, travel sized pain reliever, travel pack of bandages, Pink Chiffon Body Spray, Pink Chiffon Lotion, a cute nail file, travel tin of Altoids, travel deodorant, package of peanut butter crackers, and a small bottle of Little Black Dress Blueberry Pomegranate Vodka (really good in sprite!) Since Ashley was my Maid Of Honor, she got a little bit more: a 3wick Passion Flower candle, some Raspberry Hand soap, and her jewelry was a little bit different than the others. I got a lot the gift ideas from Pinterest, imagine that! Can you tell I love Bath & Body works stuff for gifts!?!?!
The girls loved everything, and was really glad that I included in the emergency stuff. You never know when you're gonna need some pain reliever, a band-aid, or better yet a shot of Vodka!! ;)
PS - sorry for the bad pictures...they were taken at night. :(