Friday, June 10, 2011

(Sexy) Bridal Shower Gift - Tutorial

It's June.  And that means wedding season!

Along with weddings, comes the fun pre-celebration of bridal showers.  And what does every bride-to-be (well, and woman) always need:  some new undies!

Here's how I packaged this simple, yet sexy, shower gift for a much more sophisticated presentation:

If you're anything like me, I have a plethora of vases on hand, most of which hardly EVER get used.  So I grabbed one I already had on-hand and decided to pay it forward for the new bride-to-be.
*If you aren't willing to part with one, thrift stores are a great place to pick up fun vases for cheap

I also wrapped two pieces of burlap linen straps that I happened to also have on hand for a little extra embellishment.  *(secret: they were cut from old Urban Outfitters shopping bags...I knew they would come in handy at some point)  

I digress.

I put together a fun collection of underwear that I picked up for the bride-to-be at Victoria Secret.  Their ongoing 5 for $25 deal is the best in town.
I thought these were especially fitting for a soon-to-be newlywed.

Using some clearance lace I had on-hand, I tied each pair of underwear together, attaching them together at the ends.

To spice up the appearance of the vase, I decided to pull out some scrap fabric that was originally purchased to recover the chair for my craft room desk.  Needless to say, I went another direction, and put this cute fabric to use now.
This is a really technical way to measure.

Once you've got the proper dimensions measured, it's time to cut and "fill" the vase with the pattern facing out.

Next, you must insert said underwear.

Again, I used a really technical method: shove in the goods with scissors.  My vase was too skinny for my hand to fit all the way down there.
*Trick: crumple up some tissue paper or newsprint to maintain the shape of the fabric against the vase and allow the underwear to sit higher toward the top of the vase.

Lastly, all you have to do is embellish.
I attached a free download tag from Jones Design Company circa Christmas time - get yours here - along with a fun fabric flower, and wa-la - the gift is ready.

I realized after-the-fact, that I should have ironed the fabric down at the top for a cleaner seam, but you can learn from my mistakes. :)

So there you have it: a fun, practical, and sexy shower gift for that bride-to-be in your life.

Linking to:
Tatertots and Jello
The DIY Show Off 


  1. Haha! I love this! It's easy, adorable and unique! I have a few showers coming up this summer, this is definitely going to be a hit!

  2. oh my gosh! I LOVE this! what a cute idea! I absolutely love your blog! the layout, the pictures...everything! I found you through a link party and had to stay! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out mine and follow me too! Thanks!

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  4. I love it! =) I would love to feature this on my Blog! I am having a wedding week this week with a bunch of fun DIY projects!

  5. @Jaclyn Oh my word - this would be AMAZING! I would LOVE that!! Thank you!!

  6. I LOVE this idea! The same concept would work for a baby shower, too! Tie some super cute onesies together with baby-themed ribbon & replace the flower with a teething ring or pacifier :)

  7. Wow, sorry you felt the need to delete my comment. I mean no harm! I'm an English teacher, so I'm just picky about spelling/grammar stuff. :) Just wanted to make you aware that wa-la is actually spelled voila. Your blog is really cute!

  8. Ha ha! That is a great idea for a bridal shower! Can't wait to try it! We found your blog through TT&J and are your newest followers! We would love for you to follow us and check out our blog. We have an awesome giveaway going on right now!

  9. @Amber
    That is a BRILLIANT idea - I just might have to borrow it! :)

  10. Love your blog!! Its so cute!!! I am your newest follower!!! :) I would love it if you checked out my blog and followed me too!! :) I am so excited to start blogging and share my ideas on food, crafts, and mineral make-up. I will also be doing giveaways on stuff, like mineral make-up. So look out for it!


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