I’m crafty.Â We all know this.Â I know that not everyone likes or wants to be crafty, but this little competition is about our dream gifts, the ones that we would absolutely die to receive if we were in a wedding.Â So I’m going to assume that my bride is just a little bit crafty, or at least willing to collect images and/or write letters.
My dream bridesmaid gift is a handmade album, chronicling the years of friendship between myself and the bride.Â She could do an altered book design:
Dedra Long via Paperclipping
Or a scrapbook design:
Image via Pennywise Arts
Or it could even be a little treasure box instead of a book, filled with letters from her detailing memories from our friendship:
Image via Caroline Adams
But if the bride isn’t quite as crazyÂ as I am (or the decoupage is missing from her craft collection), I love this $142 silk bound photo album on Jenni Bick Bookbinding, which she could simplyÂ personalize inside with photos and her handwriting.
So, there you have it.Â Materials = *way* less than $200.Â Joy of giving and receiving = Priceless.