Planning a wedding is both exciting and overwhelming. You are creating a day that will be filled with memories for a lifetime, and that’s an amazing thing. With so many details, it’s easy to feel like you are spinning your wheels and not getting anywhere. One of the best and easiest ways to make sure your wedding is truly unique is to incorporate DIY elements into your decor.
DIY wedding decorations don’t have to be complicated to make a statement. You’ll be surprised what you can do with simple materials like crepe paper, ribbons, and balloons. If you’re feeling up to it, you can even make handmade paper flowers for a touch of natural beauty. Here are a few ideas to get you started on crafting your perfect wedding decor.
Simple Hanging Decorations
One of the most popular hanging decorations for DIY weddings is paper lanterns. The ones you find in most stores will do the job, but if you really want to make your wedding stand out, why not make your own? All you need is tissue paper and a stapler. Layer different colored pieces of tissue paper until you achieve the desired effect, fold over the edges to create a seam, and staple it together. Once you’ve made one, hang it from the ceiling with fishing line or ribbon. If you’re feeling extra creative, attach paper flowers or leaves to the lanterns.
Table decorations are a great way to make your wedding extra special. One great DIY idea is to create centerpieces with vintage mason jars. You can fill them with colorful flowers or keep it simple with just a few candles. You can also get creative with the shape and size of the mason jars by adding ribbons, lace, or beads. Create a base for each jar or group of jars using wood slices and candles, and you’ve instantly added a unique and elegant touch to your table decorations.
Your ceremony is a special part of your wedding day, so why not make it look the part? Add a romantic touch with homemade signs, banners, or bunting strung up around the ceremony area. Hang photos of you and your fiance from branches or lights, or get crafty and start making felt signs with your wedding hashtag or a special message. Another great idea is to mark the entrance with signs made out of branches and painted with a special message. And don’t forget the finishing touches like a personalized welcome sign or a handmade wreath or garland for the ceremony arch.
Making your own decorations for your wedding is a great way to show off your creativity and make your wedding day truly unique. With just a few supplies and a lot of imagination, you can create beautiful decor that’s sure to impress your guests. So get crafty and start making your dream wedding decor today!