Wedding Gifts for the Kitchen

I had some friends and family get married recently so I made them up a nice handmade gift they could use in their new homes. I made each couple a set of oven mitts, hot pads, 6 coasters, and 6 linen/rayon napkins. It worked out that they both could use similar gifts so I made them the same sets but in different colors to fit each couple.

My friends, Spencer and Brittany, have been dating since I first met them in college my freshman year. It was a happy moment to see them tie the knot as they had been together so long. Right before their wedding Spencer got a job in New York so he and Brittany relocated. They basically go rid of everything before they moved so there would be less to cart. I figured they needed some kitchen items.


They are really big into swing dancing. I actually met them from the swing dance group in college. I wanted something that reminded me of the swingin’ times. I used blacks, browns, white, and deep purple fabrics with swirly bold patterns. On each napkin I used a different strip of fabric. All of the other items are pieced with the same fabrics throughout them.


My step-brother, Austin got married the first weekend of May. His now wife, Nicole, and him registered for a dinning set that had blacks, teals and brown colors in it. I decided to use that as my inspiration for their kitchen set so it would look nice with their new dishes.


I liked how much Brit and Spencer’s napkins came out, I had to do the same for Austin and Nicole.


Before shipping the kitchen sets I added a little professional touch. I wrapped each item with my logo telling them what each item was and how to care for them.


I like how nice they looked. I hope both couples enjoy using them in their new lives together.