28 DIY Wedding Decoration Ideas You Can Make Very Easily
Some things may need a little skill like using a sewing machine to sew at straight line if you can’t do that you could always ask a friend to finish of the project for you. Then there are DIY projects that need the use of a computer and printer or a hot glue gun.The projects that you choose to make can be as simple or as complicated as you like it’s all up to you and your skill level. I have listed over 20 easy DIY projects that anyone can do and these don’t need to cost the earth.
1. Make Boutonnieres for the Groom and Groomsmen
All you need is some flowers, florist tape and wire. These small flower arrangements will only take you about 10 – 15 minutes each to make. Learn how to make them here on our wedding boutonniere ideas page.
2. Decorative Cutlery Pockets And Matching Table Accessories
Cut a length of burlap to create a pocket for the cutlery you will be using. Then add lace trim to the top edge before folding the fabric to create a pocket, sew the edges in place with a straight stitch or overlock the edge.
3. Decorative Floral Accents
Use flower heads to decorate various areas of your wedding such as cupcake stands. Cut the stem from the flowers leaving about an inch or so attached to the flower head and fill in empty spaces around the cupcake stand to make more fuller and attractive display.
Find out more about cupcake stands and how to make your own.
4. Picture Perfect
Use different sized picture frames to create and attractive display for your guest book signing area. Source these from thrift stores and a quick coat of spray paint will help bring the look together. Fill the frames with your favorite photos or print messages on contrasting paper for a unique look.
5. Create Hanging Flower Displays
Recycle glass jars and create hanging floral display. Remove the labels and any glue from the jars. Use wire to wrap around the neck of the jar so that a handle can be created. Fill with water and cut flowers and hang from tree branches with ribbon bows.
6. Dress Up The Chairs
Make plain chairs look extra special by tying simple flower arrangements to the sides. Click here for more chair decoration ideas.
7. Personalized Bunting
Make you own bunting and personalize it with your wedding date. Use a template to draw triangle shapes on to burlap, then use fabric paint to add your message. Once the paint has dried cut out the triangle shapes and use a hot glue gun to secure them to ribbon or rope.
8. Create Your Own Centrepieces
Simple centrepieces can be made using tall glass vases. Glue ribbon or long grass stems to the outside of a vase with floral glue, add some moss, colored stones or beads and one or two flowers to complete the look. See more wedding centrepiece ideas here.
9. Dress Up The Drinks Station
Use small glass bottles instead of drinking glasses to serve certain drinks. Add a splash of color with multi colored straws.
10. Make Your Own Wedding Arch
Use yards of fabric to cover plain portable arches. Secure the fabric in place with fresh or silk flower arrangements then place decorative feature objects at the base of the arch to complete the look. See more wedding arch ideas here.
11. Chalk Board Signs
Chalkboards can be used as welcome signs, highlight various areas of your wedding such as the candy bar, can be used let your guests know the seating arrangements and more.
These can easily be made several ways either from scratch with timber and chalkboard paint, or use old picture frames and insert a painted chalk board panel. Or you can make them using poster board and your printer. Make your own chalkboad by visiting missibizibee.com
12. Easy Wedding Cake Decorations
An inexpensive way to decorate your wedding cake is to keep the icing simple and add readymade decorations such as the butterflies in this pictured cake. See more wedding cake decoartion ideas here.
13. Large Tumbler Vases
Think creatively when planning your table centrepiece. Large drinking glasses can be used to hold a single flower, decorate the drinking glasses with a colored ribbon or lace and add a decorative feature.
14. Simple and Elegant
Center a large pillar candle and rose petals to the inside of large hurricane vases for a romantic candle light wedding reception.
15. Dress Up The Toasting Glasses
Make the bride and grooms glasses unique by using ribbon and lace.
16. Flower Cone Pew Decorations
Make simple paper cones add a silk flower or two, some ribbon and you have an easy decoration for you church pews or the chairs at your wedding ceremony. Get more ideas for church pew decorations.
17. Reserve Your Seat
Create your own bride and groom signs to put on the back of your chairs. Select a font and size that you like your sign to be printed in then print onto plain or colored paper. Glue the sign to some thick card board which has been cut to the required size, then add some ribbon that is long enough so that it can be attached to your chairs.
18. Dress Up Napkins
Place settings can be made to look extra special by simply wrapping and adding a bow to folded napkin with ribbon in your wedding colors. . Or carefully place decorative craft embellishments onto your napkins. There are many craft embellishments that you can purchase or even make yourself.
19. Use Photos As A Coversation Starter
Get the conversations going using photographs of your family and friends. These could be scattered around the guest’s tables, placed on chairs or even displayed on a wall.
23. Laminated photos placed on chairs.
20. Swinging Hearts
You can make hearts in various sizes these can be hung around your venue, used as place cards, table number or even uses as a tag on your wedding favors.
To make them hanging, glue two heart shapes together with a loop of ribbon or string caught in the middle of both positioned at the top of the heart.
21. Floating Candle Centerpiece
Create your own floating candle centrepieces. You can use a single glass container or several as in the picture below. Place a layer of decorative pebbles in the bottom of the glass containers fill with water at varying heights and add your floating candle. See more ideas on our diy wedding centerpiece ideas page.
22. Draped Fabric Swags and Table Runners
Create delicate draped swags from inexpensive light weight fabrics to highlight the bridal table. Create matching table runners to dress up the guests tables.
23. Make Your Own Ring Pillow
If you can’t find a ring pillow to match your wedding theme you can get creative and make your own. They don’t have to be in the traditional style of a pillow you can make them in any shape and form you like. Read more about ring bearer pillows here.
24. Show Off Your Embroidery Skills
If you love hand embroidery, hand embroider your own table numbers and frame them in an embroidery hoop. Alternatively if you like to machine embroider do the same using your embroidery machine.
25. Direct Your Guests
Create a homemade sign to point your guests in the right directions. These could be made of timber for and outdoor wedding or use heavy cardboard that will stand on its own for and indoor wedding.
The signs can all be placed on one post or create several and place them in different locations.
26. Burlap Bows and Flowers
Use burlap ribbon to create a ribbon with multiple loops add some silk flowers and you have an impressive chair decoration. These can be made months in advance.
27. Use Wooden Containers For A Rustic Look
Fill large wooden containers with flowers to create rustic centrepieces. Add a personal touch to the sides of the boxes by either wood burning, painting or gluing messages or decorative features.
28. Make Your Own Wedding Favors
Make your own wedding favors and decorate them to match your wedding theme and when placed on your wedding table these will become another decorative element to your wedding.