DIY Wedding Gifts

Technique Tuesdays by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanart

wedding keepsakes


Wedding Gift Idea

If you are looking for a creative wedding gift idea, do what this couple did. They commissioned me to paint flowers around the perimeter of the invitation and will give the hand painted invitation back to the bride and groom to frame.

Wedding Keepsake

What better way to remember the romance of the wedding day then with an embellished invitation as a wedding keepsake! The new couple is starting their life and home together and needs art for their walls. Let them decorate a new home than with beautiful watercolors of the special wedding day.{you can order a wedding keepsake from my etsy shop HERE}

DIY wedding gifts:

If you are artistic, you might want to try to do this yourself. I show you how in this DIY watercolor tutorial video. If you want to learn the basics of watercolors, I teach how to paint with watercolor at The Inspiration Place.

Click HERE if you can’t see the video on your ipad or other mobile device.

How to’s:

  1. Mount the invitation on watercolor paper using a glue stick
  2. Apply a thin layer of Golden’s Absorbent Ground to the watercolor paper and the invitation
  3. Let the invitation dry overnight
  4. Draw flowers in by freehand using a pencil
  5. Paint the flowers with watercolor.
  6. Outline the flowers with a Staples black gel pen.

Get the watercolor supply list!

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0 thoughts on “DIY Wedding Gifts”

  1. Hi Miriam! Thanks for stopping by at my party 🙂 I love your idea. It is so personal and beautiful.

  2. Super cool gift! I have a wedding that I'll be missing and this is a great idea!!! Great job on the Texas wildflowers, they are in full swing here!

  3. That's such a lovely, personal gift. These days it can be really hard to find gifts for people, especially as many have already set up home before they're married. This would be perfect!

  4. This is such a great idea and I love that you included the video in case someone wants to try themselves :o)


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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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