Craft ideas for weddings: the DIY revolution

DIY is so popular these days. You can hardly go to a wedding without finding some type of DIY element. If you’re a bride-to-be looking for ways to maximize your budget, DIY might be for you. Here are some DIY ideas to craft your way to the perfect dream wedding.

Decide early on where you can give in your budget. If flowers aren’t as important to you as food, consider scaling back. Coffee filter flowers may sound like an art class project you were assigned in third grade, but lately there have been stunning projects showing up online. Look to Pinterest for tutorials that turn coffee filters into gorgeous ethereal paper flowers.

Sometimes it’s just easier to buy the bones of a project and then embellish your way to the perfect final product. This is true for favors most of the time. Buy wedding favor boxes in bulk in a color that works with your palette. Use craft paper to cover the lids of the boxes and create a fun and eclectic look. This way you can control the color and the patterns on the wedding favor boxes without doing too much of the work (i.e. creating mini boxes from scratch). This is a DIY shortcut without biting off more than you can chew.

If you’re doing your flowers yourself, you might consider making the centerpieces. This is easily done with mason jars or empty wine bottles that can be covered in yarn, paper or paint. Again, look to the wedding blogs online to see all the things you can do with an empty wine bottle. The best part? You’re responsible for drinking all that wine before your wedding day!

Finally, consider adding some of your own art to the space for a personal touch. Whether that’s a painted canvas in your wedding colors or you use some of your personal photography to decorate, it will really personalize the space. Artwork also has a tendency of warming up the place, so that’s another bonus!

DIY doesn’t mean you have to do everything and it certainly doesn’t mean you have to do any of the main items. No one expects you to make your own wedding cake! But it does mean being resourceful and paying attention to the details. This is easy enough with all the ideas out there on the Internet—just be sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew!

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