Etsy Eight: March

Emma Frankart Henterly

Etsy is a go-to resource for many couples planning their weddings. But did you know that you can shop handmade and local? Check out our top Etsy picks for this month, all from shop owners based right here in Columbus.

Get a little help on your next DIY project with this customizable lettering applique. Grab a jean jacket, T-shirt or other wearable, then apply your messaging and voila! DIY, done. Order the “bride” one, with or without your wedding date ($18-$20) for yourself, and a “babe” one for each of your bridesmaids. They’re perfect for your bachelorette party, wedding photos or just wearing around town. Want a custom message instead? That’ll run you just a little bit more.

Bride/babe lettering, $18-$30 via GildedGraceDesign

Elegant and just blingy enough to be noticed, these cubic zirconia drop earrings are available with gold, rose gold or silver-toned metal. They measure 2.5 inches long and feature a teardrop-shaped stone at the bottom, anchored by leaf-shaped ones at the stud. They’re great to wear all day, or pop them in post-ceremony to amp up your reception look!

CZ drop earrings, $29 via RosyroseStudio

Perfect for displaying a seating chart, large-scale program or any other display information, this hand-stained easel is available in four different shades. (Need inspiration for what to display? PatriotCrafted sells a ton of beautiful signs that coordinate wonderfully.) The easel features metal accents and a rope attachment to stabilize the third leg, and it’s sturdy enough to withstand windy conditions for an outdoor ceremony or reception. Bonus: Use it to display art in your home post-wedding!

Rustic wooden display easel, $69.95 via PatriotCrafted

We love these adorable, handmade, customized cake toppers! (In fact, editor Emma Frankart Henterly had something very similar adorning the top of her wedding cake in 2015.) They can be customized to look just like the engaged couple, down to hair style, flowers and clothing. Measuring 3.5 inches tall, they wooden dolls are decorated with acrylic paint and sealed with acrylic sealer.

Personalized peg doll cake toppers, $50 via HandmadePixieDust

We love a cheeky sign as much as the next person, so of course we’re all about this message for your open bar. It measures 9 by 12 inches and features white vinyl lettering with kona stain. The 100 percent real wood is hand-stained, meaning you’ll get charming, rustic variation in your individual piece. The shop has tons of other signs for your dessert table, hashtag, guest book table and even for your ring bearer to carry, so you can get a complete, cohesive look for your ceremony and reception.

Wooden bar sign, $19 via FrankandGraceCrafts

These shot-glass-sized concrete planters are perfect for your industrial-chic wedding. Set them in clusters on round tables or line them up down the center of long tables for an elegant effect. When the night’s over, invite guests to take them home as favors! Plants aren’t included, but these babies ship for FREE—a major bonus considering their weight. They’re available with or without drainage holes, so they’re perfect whether you’re using live or faux succulents.

Concrete succulent planters, $180-$200 for 100 via SkysSucculents

Complete your honey jar or homemade jam favors with these rustic, customizable labels. You can choose “spread the love” or “love is sweet” for your messaging, and you can add your names, wedding date or flavor information. Not a fan of that route? Ask to leave the customizable content off, so you’ll have room to hand-write a message of your choosing. Each label measures 2.5 by 1.375 inches, and are sold 21 to a sheet. Need five or more sheets? Go for the seller’s bulk listing instead and save.

Oval canning labels, $6 per sheet via CanningCrafts

Display your wedding vows, along with dried flowers, jewelry, hair accessories or any other small, sentimental items from your wedding day in this beautiful glass and gold box. Don’t be daunted by the price tag—it includes both the 8 by 10 inch box and a copy of your vows on beautifully thick, hand-torn cotton paper.

Glass showcase box, $145 via ThePaperVow

That's it for this edition of the Etsy Eight. Check back next month for more from our favorite Columbus shops!