When you are looking for decorations for your spring wedding, it’s possible to buy whatever you need. For a more personal touch for your wedding, or to save money on a tight budget, try making wedding decorations yourself. You’ll be able to incorporate your own personal style while charming your guests with your DIY skills.
1. Wrap Wine Bottles with Yarn
Recycled wine bottles become rustic flower vases when wrapped with yarn or twine. Use a hot glue gun and secure one end of the yarn to your bottle. Wrap carefully from bottom to top. Alternatively, you could wrap more haphazardly for a casual look. Secure at the top with glue. These vases are narrow, so they will hold one or two flowers at a time. Try them with a single rose or with a silk flower.
2. Mason Jar Wall Vases
These vases make cute accents to the walls or garden fences at your reception. Find reclaimed wood boards, or paint or stain them to a rustic finish. Paint or color your Mason jars however you wish. One fun idea is to use mirror finish spray paint on the insides. You can coat the insides with glitter or leave the Mason jars plain. Use a hose clamp to secure the Mason jar to the board. Put picture hangers on the back and enjoy.
3. Burlap and Lace Favor Bags
Sew small bags from burlap fabric, or buy premade bags if you can find them. Add a strip of vintage-looking lace to the front with hot glue. These bags will bring a touch of country elegance to your wedding, and will make a cute take-home item for your guests. Fill them with candy and treats to give your guests a sweet farewell.
4. DIY Candle Centerpiece
Candles are a lovely way to bring a romantic ambience to your spring wedding. With only a little bit of woodworking skill, you can make a DIY candle centerpiece that will brighten up your reception tables. First find long pieces of wood. Leave them unpainted for a rustic touch. Drill holes the size of a tea light candle in the board. Place tea lights in the holes. If you live near the beach, you could do this with driftwood for an extra seaside ambience.
With the average cost of a wedding in the US coming in at around $35,000, it’s more important than ever to save money by making your own decorations. With these easy DIY projects, you can wow your guests and save a little money at the same time.