I have two weddings this weekend, one on each side of the family. One wedding is close by and the other is about ten hours away. Guess which wedding this very pregnant mama will attend? Yeah...I might die if I had to sit in the car for that long. Not to mention the possibility of birthing a baby on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere.
Anyway, I came up with a fun, cute, practical gift for both sets of newlyweds... a bouquet of kitchen utensils!
I started with a large 4 cup measuring cup. I rolled up two microfiber kitchen towels really tight and put them inside the measuring cup, then stuck each utensil into the folds of the towels to hold them upright. The microfiber did a great job of holding things tightly, since it has a grippy surface. And I love that the "stuffing" is something the newlyweds can use instead of just a hunk of florist foam or whatever.
Here's a close-up:
Then all I added was ribbon and a little gift tag tucked into the front edge of the cup. I tied little ribbons to each individual utensil and one big ribbon around the measuring cup. Easy!
The total cost for this gift will be between $10-$20, depending on the quality of the utensils you choose, how much your towels cost, and what ribbon you buy. I got everything I needed at Wal-Mart, but I noticed Dollar Tree had some really cute brightly colored kitchenware and Target always carries great stuff too.
This gift would also be adorable for a high school graduate headed off to college or as a centerpiece for a bridal shower.