Remember last year when I wrote about the wedding that my daughters were going to be in? Well, my little one is going to be in another wedding this fall. And that means another round of parties: engagement parties, bridal showers, the rehearsal dinner, etc. (Fortunately for us, we love a good party!)
With the (extremely fun) engagement party behind us, it's time to start thinking about the shower. More specifically it's time to start thinking about the shower gift.
I wanted to go with a handmade gift, and after reading this post by the talented Linda of It All Started With Paint, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. (Pinned here.)
Linda's project was an Anthropologie-inspired mason jar sewing kit. As soon as I saw it I realized that, with the addition of a few extras, it would make a great Wedding Day Emergency Kit.
(Because, seriously, you can't have a wedding in the year 2013 without at least one mason jar. I'm not kidding: something old, something new, something borrowed, something in a mason jar... it's the official wedding slogan of 2013. Really.)
A Wedding Day Emergency Kit is exactly what it sounds like: a collection of things one might need on one's wedding day. Here's what I included in mine:
- Bobby pins (I went with black as the bride is a raven haired beauty :)
- Lip balm
- Breath strips
- Disposable toothbrushes
- Tide stain stick
- Seam ripper
- Safety pins
- Q-tips (I had to remove them from the plastic case to make them fit.)
Isn't it amazing how much you can put in a mason jar?! (Note: be sure to use a wide mouth mason jar.)
If you'd like to know how I made the pin cushion lid, hop over to Linda's blog for her instructions. Initially my lid refused to screw on to the jar so I had to remove some of the stuffing from the cushion. Now it works like a charm.
So what do you think? Would you like to receive one of these as a shower gift? Did I forget any important wedding day necessities? Let me know in the comments.
Don't want to make your own?
I am now selling my kits.
Message me at firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order.