If there’s one kind of special occasion we have a particular fondness for helping our friends organize, it’s definitely bridal showers! There’s just something so fun about them and, since they weren’t as popular when we were a little bit younger and getting married, we’re always willing to help other people we know do things like decorate for theirs. We love that our creative and DIY skills might help make someone’s special day look a little more magical than it might otherwise, plus we like being able to take a bit of the pressure off their hands by handling a small aspect for them. That’s why we’ve always got out eyes peeled for fantastic new DIY bridal shower decor ideas!
Are you feeling just as intrigued as we were in the idea of making beautiful DIY bridal shower decor? Check out these 15 ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance.
1. DIY hula hoop love sign
One of our favourite things about crafting and DIY projects is the fact that it’s so possible to make beautiful looking things out of regular life items that we’ve seen a million times. That’s why this awesome hula hoop wall decor idea featured step by step on Strawberry Chic caught our eye so well! The base is made from a gold ribbon wrapped hula hoop that was embellished with silk flowers and the lettering is drawn and cut carefully from foam board.
2. Date suggestion game using popsicle sticks and a chalkboard in a frame
Rather than creating something that’s purely decorative, would you rather make something that adds to the decor but that also has some kind of practical or entertainment function? We love making cute bridal shower games that help set the tone for the atmosphere but that also get guests engaged in some way. This nice rustic frame, popsicle stick, and mason jar date suggestion activity outlined step by step on Wedding Wire is the perfect example of what we mean.
3. Glittered mini champagne bottles
Are you planning on serving a few novelty sized drinks to your guests (because miniature everything is a total trend right now) but you can’t help wondering whether you might be able to customize the bottles so they suit your decor scheme a little better? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Vicky B fully glittered the outside of their miniature champagne bottles before giving one to each guest!
4. DIY balloon messages from guests
Are you still feeling rather intrigued indeed by the idea of making something that can be both decorative and an activity of some kind but you’re just not sure that the date suggestion idea is quite what you had in mine? In that case, maybe you’d prefer something like this DIY balloon message idea that lets each guest give advice, leave some good will, or pass on their well wishes to the bride and her partner! When you blow the balloons up, the letters will get larger and the message will show better. Get the full details for setting it up and making it happen on Studio DIY.
5. DIY 3D paper heart garland
Are you the kind of crafter who, no matter what you’re making something for, adores creating things from paper because it’s just such a classic? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to give this adorable 3D glittering hearts garland set a try! Make and Do Crew has a full set of instructions to help you make it happen nice and easily.
6. Origami diamond ring napkin holder
Have we actually really caught your attention with the whole concept of making some kind of bridal decor from paper but, if that’s what you’re going to craft with, you think you might prefer to do some full blown origami? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Brooklyn Bride outlines a helpful pattern for making origami diamond napkin rings that look like giant engagement rings!
7. Tissue paper flower pom poms
In your mind, have flowers and flower themed things always been the best kind of bridal decor because they’re so colourful and cheerful but you just haven’t seen a floral idea on our list yet that has really grabbed your attention? In that case, we’d encourage you to check out how Evermine made these beautiful tissue paper pom pom flowers that look great set places, hung places, organized into bouquets, and displayed just about any other way you can think of.
8. Monogram floral centrepiece
Are you still completely in love with the idea of making a floral themed bridal decor piece but you just haven’t quite seen the idea that has caught your attention yet because you’d much prefer to use real fresh flowers? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like these floral monogram centrepieces outlined step by step on Catch My Party! They show you how to use a faux grassy base and place flowers into it just so like a foam block.
9. Gold leaf heart drink stirrers
Sometimes the best decor pieces at a party are the smallest ones. The beauty really is in the details! We’re a huge fan of the way A Bubbly Life made some very simple drink stirrers that serve to make each beverage poured just a little bit more fun. We love the way they used a little bit of gold foiling to wrap simple cardboard hearts glued to the end of popsicle sticks.
10. Raspberry and rose ice cubes
Okay, we understand that we said this post was going to be about bridal decor but, while we’re discussing homemade ideas that totally suit the occasion, we just couldn’t resist including these lovely, fragrant, and flavourful floral ice cubes outlined step by step on Posh Little Designs. They show you how to make them from raspberry and rose petals.
11. Diamond bagels and donuts
Perhaps you’re still thinking about the idea of making things that are both practical and decorative but your favourite DIY skills have always been the ones based in the kitchen? In that case, we have a feeling you’re going to get a real kick out of the way Fiskars shows you the simple steps turning turning ring shaped foods like bagels and donuts into jumbo wedding rings by making paper diamonds that you can stick right in the top!
12. Future Mrs tulle chair and bunting
If you’re going to be in charge of decor, would you love the chance to make sure you’re also making something that makes the bride feel a little extra special for the occasion? Then perhaps you’d enjoy making her a simple but adorable seat of honour! We love this project from Happy Camper Loves, who outlines the steps for making a “Future Mrs” chair using tulle and bunting.
13. Photo and paper lace doily mini clothespin garland
Maybe you’re rather create a decor piece that has an element of something a little more personal or nostalgic to it? Well, we recently came across the idea of photo buntings and we simply can’t get enough of them now. That’s why we were so pleased to encounter this lace paper doily photo garland tutorial outlined step by simple step on Emmaline Bride.
14. “Mint to be” DIY sugar scrub favours
In addition to making the decor, are you also in charge of making the bridal shower favours, since that’s usually something that’s at least a little bit fancy and decorative too? Well, there are plenty of DIY shower favour tutorials out there, but this one is actually one of our favourites and we’ve made it several times with great success. Check out how Love Vividly made each party guest their own batch of mint scented sugar scrub that comes in its own customized jar labeled “mint to be”.
15. DIY diamond garland
Have we actually still got you thinking all about these fun paper diamond ideas we’ve been talking about and you really like the basic concept of the shape and supplies but you’re just not sure any of the versions you’ve seen have quite held your attention? Then here’s another one for your consideration before we go! Take a better look at this tutorial from The Flair Exchange to see how these diamond shaped and block coloured paper diamond garlands were made.
Have you made other kinds of awesome DIY bridal shower pieces before that were a huge hit on the big day but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!