Thursday, 4 December 2014

Post Wedding Christmas Presents | Budget Wedding Blog

Howdy! I've been a bad bad blogger this week and let life get in the way! 4 whole days without a word, bet you thought I'd been hit by a bus! Well I'm back and today I'm devoting the whole day to Pretty Thrifty and writing up some articles that have been languishing in my to do pile for faaaaaar too long. First up, you may have noticed that it's almost Christmas (what? when did that happen?) and time to get a spending! This can be such an expensive time of year but it doesn't have to be.

Are you struggling for Christmas pressie ideas for your nearest and dearest? Well if you're recently married you'll have some lovely photos no doubt so why not use them to create some special gifts for your favourite people.  Of course these aren't reserved solely for the newly wed, if you've just had your engagement photos shot or just have some super cute home snaps then personalised photo gifts could be for you.
They don't have to be cheesy, honest! Here's my run down of the best (quality & value) photo gifts out there plus some extra tips and a cute DIY idea, dig in...

Super cute photo transparencies from notonthehighstreet.com


Photo Transparencies from Oakdene Designs

These gorgeous stylish little personalised frames are a snip at just £18 , they're free standing and would look fab on a windowsill

Photo Journals by Photobox


Photo journals from Photobox

I adore these photo journals and have started making them after every holiday rather than standard albums, I scribble notes about places we've been and experiences we've had, they would make adorable post wedding gifts for relatives plus they're just £14.99!

Photo Canvases with a twist

Polaroid Style Canvas from etsy

Be a little careful with photos on canvas, they can go baggy over time if they're low quality, go for a small sized print like this gorgeous Polaroid style one. They look fab, especially if you cluster a few together

The best place to buy prints


I'm a big fan of Photobox, their service is great, their website is super easy to use and the quality is fab, plus they have a great range of print sizes and options. If you're planning on giving unframed prints as pressies it's a great idea to mount them on mount board or foamboard which you can buy from any good art & craft shop, some handy tips on how to do it here

Frame it...

Kiko glass frames from notonthehighstreet

I am completely in love with Kiko glass frames, they are just so beautiful! You can get them from notonthehighstreet.com Fill them with all sorts of gorgeous stuff, tape your prints in place with a little Washi Tape and sandwich in a few other gorgeous things like a spare wedding invite or saved place name

DIY delight



These cute little DIY photo embroideries were found on German blog Brigitte
I don't speak German but the step by step photos are pretty self explanatory, you'll need some fabric, embroidery hoops threads and needles, plus transfer paper to print your images on and and iron to transfer the images to the fabric, make sure to flip your photos before you print them or they'll come out the wrong way round!

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