DIY Fridays: Amazing DIY Wedding Projects

DIY Wedding Tutorials & Projects

Today officially kicks off the start of my new DIY FRIDAY’s series where I will be sharing amazing DIY wedding projects and tutorials that I find across the web and on Pinterest. This series will include DIY ideas for weddings and a variety of events, DIY advice, resources, vendors, and tools, DIY tutorials & projects, DIY printables, and anything else DIY I can find and think you will love!

This week’s DIY wedding projects are a reflection of a few of my favorite things – I hope you enjoy this collection!

 

Pinwheels make me happy….

DIY Ombre Pinwheels featured on Wedding Chicks

DIY Ombre Pinwheels featured on Wedding Chicks

 

Colorful & Artistic – always favorite elements of mine….

DIY Tissue Paper Lanterns featured on www.curbly.com

DIY Tissue Paper Lanterns featured on www.curbly.com

 

Flowers + Garland = Beautiful and Timeless….

DIY Fresh Flower Garland featured on Martha Stewart Weddings

DIY Fresh Flower Garland featured on Martha Stewart Weddings

 

I love the creativity and beauty of these napkin flowers…..

DIY Napkin Flowers created by and featured on www.danamadeit.com

DIY Napkin Flowers created by and featured on www.danamadeit.com

 

The reminds me of my love for the outdoors combined with a favorite sweet – cake ………

DIY Tree Cake Stands featured on www.oncewed.com

DIY Tree Cake Stands featured on www.oncewed.com

 

Mmmmmm…who doesnt love S’Mores? Fire, chocolate, gooey mess – definitely a favorite…..

DIY Smores Kit featured by www.TwigandThistle.com

DIY Smores Kit featured by www.TwigandThistle.com

 

Oh, I just love these tassel garlands – a new obsession – so creative and cute……

DIY Tassel Garland featured on www.PrudentBaby.com

DIY Tassel Garland featured on www.PrudentBaby.com

 

I truly LOVE Butterflies – even included them in our wedding – adorable idea…..

DIY Butterfly Rice Tosser

DIY Butterfly Rice Tosser featured on www.stylemepretty.com

 

Silver & Glitter are a great combination, especially for beautifying a plain ‘ole charger…..

DIY Metallic Glitter Chargers Featured on www.DIYWeddingsMag.com

DIY Metallic Glitter Chargers Featured on www.DIYWeddingsMag.com

 

I LOVE flowers – they truly put a smile on my face – I can’t stop staring at this lovely bouquet….

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DIY Mum Wedding Bouquet featured on www.WeddingChicks.com

 

What do you think of these DIY wedding projects? Do you have any themes or suggestions of what you would like to see next week for DIY Friday? Leave me a note below and share your feedback. If you try any of these projects, send me an email with your finished product – I’d love to see it!

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Inexpensive DIY Wedding Decorations

BY GUEST BLOGGER, GAIL OLIVER, AUTHOR OF 663 MUST-HAVE WEDDING IDEAS

For all you DIY brides out there, did you know there are two inexpensive products that can add so many beautiful details to your wedding? Here are some ideas on how to use decorative tape and decorative stamps for a unique wedding look.

Decorative Washi Tape from Pretty Tape on Etsy

Decorative Washi Tape from Pretty Tape on Etsy

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DECORATIVE TAPE

I love decorative tape and there are so many different types on the market now from fabric tape to paper tape to washi tape. One $4 roll of tape could do your whole wedding!

Use it to Embellish:

  • Centerpiece Vases
  • Envelopes (money envelopes for gift table or wedding invites)
  • Seating Chart
  • Candles
  • Guest Book
  • Paper Lanterns
  • Banners
  • Paper Garlands
  • Mason Jar Drinking Glasses
  • Wedding Cake Base
  • Wedding Favor Boxes
  • Serving Trays
  • Wine Bottles

Make it Different:

  • Mix a combination of 2 or 3 tapes together
  • Use pinking sheers to give the tape a scalloped edge
  • Cut into squares or use a paper punch and make circles or other shapes
  • Punch small holes into the tape for a decorative polka dot design

 

Lace stamp from mieryaw on Etsy

Lace stamp from mieryaw on Etsy

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DECORATIVE STAMPS

How gorgeous is this lace stamp above, and again, we are only talking a few dollars. If you are having a vintage wedding, it’s a necessity, but it will add a romantic feel to any wedding.

Use it to Embellish:

  • Wedding Favor Tags
  • Place Cards
  • Table Number Cards
  • Banners
  • Table Cloths & Runners (use fabric paint to stamp)
  • Envelopes (money envelopes for gift table or wedding invites)
  • Signage
  • Cupcake Picks
  • Wedding Programs
  • Menus
  • Paper Napkins
  • Drink Coasters
  • Backdrop Fabric (again, use fabric paint)

Make it Different:

  • Use metallic ink
  • Add glitter when ink is still wet
  • Only use parts of the stamp (as shown in photo)
  • Experiment by dipping in tea to get a vintage feel
  • Stamp over top of one image in a different color, off slightly to create a 3D effect

It is amazing how these two inexpensive products offer you so many possibilities to add all those unique finishing touches to your wedding. How many more can you think of?

WANT MORE UNIQUE WEDDING IDEAS? Then please see my ebook, 663 Must-Have Wedding Ideas, which also has tons of inexpensive and DIY ideas, available at my Etsy shop.

I’ll be back next Monday with more ideas….until thenGail.

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