Post # 1
One of my close friends is getting married next weekend and I’ve procrastinated on buying her a gift. At this point, all that’s left on her registry are those awkward leftover items like a trash can and a clear shower curtain liner…
I’m a notorious crafter, and I found this table runner on pinterest that I really want to make:
My friend is a huge star wars nerd (she actually has a few specific star wars items on her registry) and I’m all for subtly-nerdy decor.
Do you think it’s ok for me to make her something like this, instead of just buying one of the more boring items on her registry or giving her money? And if I do make it for her, should I put a little “handmade with love” note with it?
Thanks for the input 🙂
Post # 2
You know your friend best, if you feel it’s a gift she would enjoy you can absolutly make it and give it to her. A registry is just a list of suggestions. You aren’t restricted to only giving gifts from the registry.
Post # 3
Go for it! Very cool idea for a Star Wars fan. I also like that it’s house related which fits with the “starting a new life together” theme of wedding gifts.
Post # 4
It will probably mean so much to her and it sounds like she would like it. I got a set of monogrammed pillow cases someone hand embroidered at my bridal shower and it meant so much to me that someone took the time to make them!
Post # 5
so cute! i think it would be so sweet and personal. very thoughful, i think she would love it and appreciate it. i say go for it!
Post # 6
Trust your gut on knowing your friend’s taste. I would love it and be thrilled that a friend did something like that for me. Then again, this is coming from a girl who squealed out loud when a friend gave us R2D2 measuring cups.
Post # 7
You know your friend.
I would hate if someone gave me a handmade gift, it’s not that I wouldn’t appreciate it but it just wouldn’t be fitting for me or my wedding.
Post # 8
I’ve given handmade gifts before. It might not be the “done” thing but I was really skint at the weddings where I’ve done this but the brides in question didn’t seem to mind (actually I was at one wedding where someone was hinting they wanted one for free).
Post # 9
I say go for it if that’s what you want. As others said, you know your friend!
BUT there’s nothing wrong with buying those “awkward” things on the registry. I mean she put them on there because she wants/needs them, right? No guessing whether it would be used.
Post # 10
Personally, I would stick to the registry or cheque. While it is a lovely thought, it might be better for birthday or christmas.
I’ve recived a couple items that were not on my registry and while thoughtful, it’s not what I need and had to be returned.
Post # 11
I think it’s perfectly ok, a female friend of my husband (from childhood) made us something personalized, it’s a food serving tray that she crafted herself and she wrote on the bottom of it a lovely wish for the 2 of us – we use it all the time now.
Post # 12
I think if you’re going to DIY, it should be something more personal and it should be for both of the couple, not just your gal pal (and constellations aren’t what comes to mind when I think of Star Wars). There’s nothing wrong with DIYing a gift but it sounds more like you want to do this specific project than you want to do something that is specifically for the couple. Can you rethink the specific item and make it more reflective of the couple?
Post # 13
I think it’s cool. I love getting/giving DIY gifts IF (big if) it’s a quality on par with what they would get if they/you paid.
Long story short… If it’ll look like the one in the photo, go for it and she’ll love it to bits. If it looks like your drunk infant cousin did it… Give her a gift card or cash…
Post # 14
shouthuzzah : If you think she’d want to use it, then it’s totally okay. It would be awkward to receive that from a good friend if she A) didn’t like it, B) doesn’t use table runners, C) has to keep it forever so as to avoid offending you and put it out whenever you’re around.
My sister and my husband’s aunt both did a painting for us. We love them. The aunt’s was a surprise and my sister’s was from a photo I sent her specifically knowing it was what she wanted to do. Personally I think handmade gifts are great, though like I said, not if it’s not to the giftee’s taste.
Post # 15
While it’s thoughtful and she might love it, she also registered for a reason. You might think the trash can is a bad gift, but she might really want it. In my case, I’ve registered for a stainless steel trash can and we want it so.bad. If all she has left are little items, buy them, and maybe package them in a crafty way.