Fashion & Beauty
Modern DIY Bridesmaid Accessories
Want to make your bridesmaids some fabulous DIY accessories as a way to express your thanks? We’ve found 10 awesome DIY jewelry projects that your favorite ladies will wear long after your nuptials.
Above, friendship bracelets get a modern and glam redux with these sparkly bracelets. Who knew that all of your middle school jewelry skills would come in handy one day?
The necklace below would be perfect for a neon wedding palette with dark chambray bridesmaid dresses. But you can make this charm necklace in just about any combination of colors and pendants. Use your wedding colors if you want them to wear it at your event, or personalize with their fave colors for an after-wedding present.
Pretty necklaces make vintage bridesmaid dresses even better. Go preppy chic with this DIY gold bow necklace above, or sparkly retro using repurposed vintage jewelry (below). Either way, this will be a necklace they will wear on many a special occasion.
Right now, the hottest trend in DIY is using old materials and converting them into something new and exciting. Just as with the necklace above, these earrings (below) used vintage accessories to create beautiful studs! Because of the geometric pattern, these even have a bit of an Art Deco flair.
Earrings are a popular bridesmaid gift because they are relatively simple to make. These delightful chain earrings (above) featuring aqua beads and tiny feather charms are stylish, but also simple enough that even the most minimalist bridesmaid will adore them. Similarly, copper is the go-to metallic of the moment, and these tiny bars will be something that can be worn with anything from a bridesmaid dress to a sweater and jeans (below).
For wedding day hair, a bridal party looks sensational when they have a matching item to tie them together. We love these modern wooden bobby pins (above) for a group of bridesmaids with short hair. For a bridal party where long waves dominate, this gold leaf headband (below) gives the perfect pop of shimmer.
What about winter weddings? Lately, I’ve seen several weddings where bridesmaids wear matching wraps and scarves. If you know (or can easily learn) a couple of basic stitches, you can make them a collar infinity scarf like the cool one below.
Maybe you aren’t a jewelry-making maven. We get it. If you are handier with paint than you are with needle-nose pliers, why not make your gal pals a jewelry holder? You can go with a stylized tray (above) or use gold painted animals to hang necklaces and bracelets (below).
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