Weddings

21 Incredibly Gorgeous Wedding DIYs That You Can Actually Do

Your dream wedding is in your hands.

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1. This wooden heart guest book that doubles as wall art for your home.

 

This is an incredibly simple DIY that involves a bunch of pre-cut wooden hearts (like these), a Sharpie, and a hot glue gun. Then your loved ones’ words will always be in view! See the tutorial here.

2. An easy painted Mala easel that will tell your guests where to sit.

See how she customized the $15 toy here, and learn how to make fancy chalk lettering here.

3. These “something blue” shoes made with inexpensive paint.

 

And if you’re not into the traditional blue, you could coordinate them with your wedding colors, instead! Here’s the how-to.

4. These adorable custom cake toppers made from “peg people” wood turnings.

Painting these is pretty simple, but if you’re not confident in your painting skills, you could also ask a more artistic friend to make them for you. Get the step-by-step here.

5. This simple but gorgeous lace-edged veil.

 

Here’s the tutorial. I promise it’s not impossible, even if you don’t have lots of sewing experience — and could help you save some serious cash.

6. These pretty pearl and wire hairpins.

 

To make your hairstyle truly one of a kind. Here’s the tutorial.

7. These spray-painted bottles that double as candle holder centerpieces.

The wax will drip down ever so elegantly as the candles burn. See more photos plus the full list of vendors who created this table here.

8. Or these simpler votive holders with a glittery glow.

You could also substitute the glittery layer with any accent color you desired. Learn how to make them here.

9. This bunting that you can make from old sheets (and dye with tea, if you’d like).

This tutorial shows how to dye your bunting with black tea for a ~vintage vibe~, but you could pick whatever fabric you like best and just skip the dyeing part of the tutorial.

10. These understated moss-covered letters.

See how here.

11. This easy-to-make fringe to dress up your balloons.

All you need is fabric, lace, and scissors. Get the how-to here.

12. This painted ring box with an easy-to-sew cushion.

You could also buy a cushion instead of making your own. Get the tutorial here.

13. These elegant customizable menus.

It’s a free printable you can download here. If you’re into printables, find 31 free ones for your wedding here.

14. This glitzy handmade garter that looks like it came from Bhldn.

You just need stretchy lace and a pretty appliqué. Here’s the tutorial.

15. These sweet heart-shaped programs that double as fans for a warm outdoor ceremony.

You can also make them in any shape/color you’d like, and use a fancier font for a more formal wedding. Learn how here.

16. These glowing paper lanterns that will light up the dance floor (or illuminate your tables).

You can hang them, put them on tables, or do pretty much whatever you want with them. They’re designed to use with LED tea lights (like these), so you don’t have to worry about them catching on fire. Get the templates and tutorials here.

17. This table runner made from reprinted family photos — both vintage and modern.

Don’t use the original photo prints, of course! Scan them into the computer and get all the photos printed on the same type of paper. Here’s the tutorial.

18. These flour hearts made with food coloring and a stencil.

They’re perfect for outdoor events — they wash away easily, and you can make them any color you want. Get the how-to here.

19. This literal curtain of carnations.

You can use this in your ceremony or as a photo booth backdrop. Here’s how to make it, and here are 20 other ideas for DIY wedding backdrops.

20. These favors filled with tasty loose leaf tea.

They’re really just cheap, small jars filled with your favorite tea (or coffee!) and stuck with a custom label — that you can print on your computer at home. Get the how-to here.

21. And these customizable confetti poppers for a sparkly sendoff.

Carlo Mendoza / weddingbells.ca

Get the full tutorial on WeddingBells.

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