It seems that absolutely everyone is trying a bit of wedding DIY right now. There’s a lot to be said for crafting the details that you’re going to use yourself and those handmade, heartfelt touches really mean a lot. Whatever style of wedding you’re planning, there are little DIYs that you can try to bring a bit of personality to your big day. Here’s our guide to ten of the best wedding DIYs that are high impact, low stress, incredibly easy and super effective…
If you’re planning a rustic wedding, you’re going to need to stock up on the burlap and hessian because these two fabrics are perfect for everything from table runners to place markers. You should also try making a burlap banner that you can use as a cute photo prop or as a bigger sign. This simple tutorial from Rustic Wedding Chic tells you everything you need to know and with these easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll have your own banner in no time.
Adding a sparkling cake topper to a plain cake is a brilliant way to make your bake look festive or bring a personal touch to a supermarket cake. Whether you choose a glamorous topper or a host of glitter stars, your cake will look all the better for these fab finishing touches.
Another popular wedding accessory right now is the chalkboard sign and you can see why. They’re great to welcome guests, point them in the right direction or highlight details such as photobooths and guest books. With these tips for brilliant chalkboard lettering and insider guides on how to make sure your chalkboard writing is perfect, your sign will get lots of attention.
Now we don’t think you can ever have too much sparkle so why not turn plain cutlery into something special with a touch of glitter? These glitter-dipped utensils will certainly make everyone smile when they sit down to dinner and, if you like this look, you can find lots of tutorials for glitter-dipped vases, balloons and even feathers online too.
Edible favours are always popular but let’s step beyond chocolates and sugared almonds and choose a favour that’s a lot of fun and simple to make. Popcorn is a great choice and, if you buy corn to pop yourself, you can choose any flavour you like from Salted Caramel to Tangy Lemon or even coloured popcorn if you prefer.
A wedding nowadays just isn’t complete without a photobooth and if you don’t want to make or hire a complicated backdrop, why not make a Polaroid style frame instead? With a simple tutorial and details on all the dimensions, your guests will be looking good and you’ll be guaranteed lots of brilliantly funny photos!
If you’ve got a table plan, you’ll want to make sure that guests find their seats without any trouble. To help guide them to the right spot, table numbers are really important and for a fun wedding with a festival or carnival wedding theme or even a vintage vibe, why not use pinwheels? They’re easy to make, really effective and not at all expensive – the perfect wedding DIY combination!
The metallic wedding theme shows no sign of abating so these luxury golden place cards are the perfect wedding DIY, especially as they can be made in under a minute! If you’ve invited lots of guests but still want to make some details yourself, this could be the perfect tutorial for you. Your guests will never guess you weren’t crafting for days.
Everyone loves to be given flowers but they’re not the most practical of wedding favours. Succulents on the other hand are brilliant – they don’t need lots of care and watering, they’re long lasting and they’re absolutely on trend too. Making your own terrariums is a simple DIY and your succulent favours can also double as place markers or seating cards too.
Jam jar vases are a must-have for rustic weddings and they’re probably the simplest wedding DIY ever. Simply wrap a band of lace, burlap or both around the vase, add a little touch of coloured ribbon if you like and there you have it, the perfect rustic vase for the price of a few pennies and a few minutes of your time.
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