Your big day doesn’t have to leave a big hole in your bank account!
These crafty decor ideas will add a personal touch, save on typical wedding day expenses, and you’ll have fun putting them together.
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If DIY wedding décor sounds like too much trouble for an already overwhelmed bride to be, don’t be afraid to ask friends and family to help. More than likely they’re eager to lend a hand and help you make your wedding day as magical as possible! So grab your bridesmaids — or groom! — and have a blast hand crafting your perfect day.
From shabby chic to fun and playful, there’s a DIY wedding decor solution to suit your style.
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1. Water Bead Vases
These magical little beads are a super easy way to add a vibrant pop of color to your wedding decor. They come in a variety of sizes and colors to suit your theme, and since they couldn’t be easier to create, you’ll have unique and eye-catching wedding centerpieces with minimal effort and in no time flat.
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• Water beads in sizes and colors of your choosing (I used these)
• Large bowl
• Clear vases, glasses, or jars for displaying your beads
1. Place the water beads in a large bowl and fill it up with water. You can follow the directions on your water beads packaging for how much to add, or just fill up the bowl as much as possible and drain the excess water later.
2. Wait at least four hours for the beads to expand.
3. Drain any excess water.
4. Place the water beads in vases or glasses. And you’re done!
Source: Green Wedding Shoes
2. Waxed Paper Dot Garland
This sweet garland would make for a charming ceremony backdrop, buffet table accent, or even photo booth decor. Applying wax to the tissue paper before punching out circles makes it sturdy enough to withstand a night of partying.
Source: Bird’s Party
3. Geometric Himmeli Decor
It’s hard to believe this striking geometric decor is made out of paper straws! Since these inexpensive straws come in a wide array of colors and patterns, you can match them to any wedding day theme.
Source: Kojo Designs
4. Balloon Chandelier
A bundle of balloons is a simple way to make a big impact, setting a carefree and joyful tone on your big day. All you need are balloons, embroidery thread, and a needle.
Source: A Piece of Rainbow
5. Dandelion Paper Lanterns
These lovely lanterns are a delicate and whimsical way to light up the evening. They’re made from the simplest of materials, plastic bottles and cardstock, so you know they won’t cost an arm and a leg.
Source: Muslin & Merlot
6. Coffee Filter Candle Holders
Who would have thought this charming table decor is made out of coffee filters!
Watercolor and a blow dryer are the secret ingredients to a fanciful and fluffy look.
7. Confetti Poppers
Add a festive flair to your wedding day with these celebratory poppers. All you’ll need is paper, glitter, a hole punch, and push pop containers, which are cheap to buy in bulk.
Source: Simply Peachy
8. Paper Flower Cones
Keep your flower selection simple, then jazz up your bouquets with eye-catching paper cones. All you’ll need is paper, paint, and double-sided tape.
Source: Wedding Chicks
9. Ribbon Chairs
Don’t spend a fortune on chairs no one will notice. Instead, fancify simple ones with a generous dose of colorful ribbon, like Wedding Chicks did here!
Source: Rust & Sunshine
10. Tissue Paper Flowers
Fresh flowers can cost a boatload.
Instead, make a variety of tissue paper flowers and place them in a collection of mismatched vases for one-of-a-kind table decor guests will actually notice.
Source: How About Orange
11. Masking Tape Ceramics
Dress up plain white ceramics with colorful masking tape to create modern tabletop centerpieces. These containers are so cool, no one will miss the flowers.
Source: Style Me Pretty
12. Butterfly Rice Tossers
All you need to make these pretty rice tossers is stylish cardstock paper, a hole puncher, and tape. Decorate them with craft store finds like these butterflies or any other motif.
Source: Martha Stewart
13. Paper Lantern Light Columns
You don’t need to pay for professional lighting to set the mood.
Turn paper lanterns (which you can find for next to nothing online) into striking light columns that will light up the dance floor all night long.
Source: The Nest
14. Copper Napkin Rings
Little touches can make a world of difference. These copper napkin rings are made from pipe fittings and will add a touch of class to your table decor without the hefty price tag.
Source: Fudge & Joy
15. Wood and String Table Numbers
Guide guests to their assigned seating with these classy table numbers, made from plywood, string, and nails.
If you’re a novice at string art, the templates and thorough tutorial will show you the way.
Source: Polkadot Bride
16. Apple Centerpiece
Perfect for a fall wedding, just fill wooden crates with an array of colorful apples for an understated but totally charming centerpiece. Guests can even snack on them or grab a couple for the road.
Source: N. Lynde
17. Brown Paper Table Runner
Kraft paper is both rustic and surprisingly chic when used in lieu of tablecloths or runners, like N. Lynde’s lovely table. And instead of fussy place settings, you can write guests’ names right on the table.
Source: Bridal Musings
18. Love Messages Aisle Runner
Stroll down the aisle in style on a runner featuring love-related sentiments.
Use black fabric and fabric paint, or chalkboard paper and chalk, then write out your favorite quotes, song lyrics, or love poems.
Source: Best Bride 101
19. Cloth Photo Booth Backdrop
All you need to make an awesome photobooth is a cloth backdrop in colors or patterns that match your wedding decor. Fun poses will take care of the rest!
20. Honey or Jam Jar Favors
Mini jars are easy to buy in bulk for next to nothing, and you can fill them with artisanal honey or to really save on cash, make your own jam or jelly.
Top them off with pretty pieces of fabric and you have wedding favors that are full of charm.diy / 20 Amazing DIY Wedding Decor Projects That Cost Next to Nothing