12 Wedding Decorations Even a Non-Crafty Bride Can DIY Slideshow
April 17, 2017
You don’t need to be a crafting master to make these decorations
12 Wedding Decorations Even a Non-Crafty Bride Can DIY
Luckily for the uncoordinated brides (and grooms) out there, there are plenty of easy wedding decorations that you can easily make yourself, even with a limited artistic ability. From glittery Champagne flutes to a mailbox gift card holder to a guest book that will totally make your wedding stand out, you can have the day of your dreams, save money, and have a hand in doing it all yourself with ease.
Burlap Mr. & Mrs. Banner
This rustic newlywed sign is perfect for the front of the sweetheart table you and your new spouse will share during dinner. All you need is a yard of burlap, twine, acrylic paints, a paintbrush, letter stencils, and scissors. If you can align rectangles and paint over a cutout letter, you can make this adorable banner.
The chalkboard motif is a wedding décor idea that has been hot for a long time and has yet to go out of style. Hop on this trend with your own chalkboard signs to welcome your guests, explain the menu, or tell them where to sit. All you need is a chalkboard, chalk (or chalk markers), and a steady hand (or stencils) to make your signs as adorable as possible.
Cookie Wedding Favors
Love is sweet, and so are these edible wedding favors! Though the week leading up to your wedding is bound to be crazy, you can find time to bake up your favorite cookies to give as favors, especially if you enlist some help. Package them in individual plastic bags tied shut with ribbon and add a sticker label with a cute phrase, your wedding date, or your guests’ names if you want these to double as place cards.
Custom Colored Flower Vases
You can reuse your old wine bottles for stunning, budget-friendly vases for your centerpieces. All you need to do is soak your glass wine bottles in soapy hot water to get the labels off. Then, grab whatever colors of spray paint coordinate with your wedding colors and spray away! With some white glue and glitter, you can even add shimmer to the bottoms of these bottles.
If you’re having an on-trend wedding filled with doughnuts, chocolates, and other desserts surrounding your wedding cake, then this super easy dessert stand is for you. Take several plastic plates from the dollar store and candlesticks of coordinating color. Use some craft glue to stack them together for a cheap, easy, and adorable dessert tray.
Glittery Champagne Flutes
You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on crystal Champagne flutes. Instead, use stencil tape, rubbing alcohol, decoupage glue, and glitter to turn everyday wine glasses and Champagne flutes into shimmery, standout drinkware. These glasses can be customized to coordinate with your wedding colors with ease.
Kids’ Activity Kits
If you decide to invite kids to your wedding, keeping them occupied while the adults eat, drink, and dance can be complicated. To solve this problem, print off wedding-themed activity pages, put them on a clipboard with crayons, and wrap the package with colorful ribbon and string. This fun activity will keep kids occupied and double as a souvenir from your big day.
Mailbox Card Collector
Making your own photo booth is fun and easy, even for a wedding. All you need are glittery streamers and props, which you can print off or make yourself. Hire a second photographer with a Polaroid camera to take snapshots of your guests.
Picture Frame Table Numbers
If you have a printer and an eye for collecting unique, shabby-chic picture frames at craft stores and flea markets, making your own table numbers couldn’t be easier! Whether you go for a burlap look or have fun with your numbers with photos of you and your spouse at each age, you can easily make these frames fit to your wedding theme.
Want to have a unique wedding guestbook that you’ll actually look at in the future? Buy a blank artist’s notebook, an instant camera, and colorful pens. Have your guests snap selfies, paste them into your book, and sign. This is a low-effort, unique way to add personality to your big day.
Succulent Place Cards
Want a fun way to assign your wedding guests to their tables that will double as a favor? Buy some succulents and DIY planter signs with your guests’ names and table numbers on them. Not only is this a fun, earth-friendly way to enhance your wedding, but these place cards will help decorate your space and remind your guests of your wedding for years to come.