Okay y’all, I’ve never been the type to run to a big box store and buy a generic gift for people. Not for weddings, not for Christmas, I just can’t. I’m a big advocate of supporting small businesses when I can or making handmade things from the heart.
This project was something I made for my husband’s cousin and his wife as a wedding gift. I wanted something special and personalized but something that wouldn’t break the bank so we could create or purchase other gifts for them as well. This was an easy handmade gift and turned out great!
I went to the store and bought a pretty mirror. You can get these at Wal-Mart, Target, the Dollar Tree and many other stores. I love making handmade gifts and sometimes these gifts do require blanks from bigger stores. If you’re anything like me and you love Amazon Prime, they have this beautiful pewter mirror for an affordable price:
To make this easy DIY wedding gift, I made up a design in our software, then cut out the design. After weeding the vinyl, I applied vinyl transfer tape and applied the decals to the mirror. I recommend using Oracal 631 and 651 vinyl. And just look at all the beautiful colors they offer! (This isn’t even all of the colors they have!)
If you have a Cricut or Silhouette machine, you can use your software to design something similar. I put their first names at the top, a couple pretty flourishes, their last name monogram, and established date in black. I then made a separate decal with their full last name in a script font in metallic silver vinyl. If you’d rather purchase decals and have them designed for you, you can get those here. It turned out amazingly well and will definitely be a project I will create for many more future weddings.
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