In our lives and our circle of friends and family, spring and summertime slowly making their way in usually signals the beginning of wedding season. This is always a very exciting time for us, but also a busy one because our loved ones know we’re the token crafty person and always ask for our help choosing and making decor for their weddings and related events. Of course we’re nothing but flattered by this, but it doesn’t mean we’re always on the lookout for new pieces and techniques to try out, just to make sure we give every friend we help something different!
1. Macrame wedding chair hangers
Perhaps the wedding you’re making new pieces for next has a bit of a beautifully subtle Bohemian chic aesthetic about it? Well, if you’ve never thought about decorating even the backs of the simple chairs the guests will sit in, then we think it’s an idea worth considering. Particularly if you’re a fan of weaving techniques like macrame, we think you’ll really appreciate the way Lia Griffith did just that!
2. Pressed fresh flower wall
Of course, every wedding has flowers as part of its decor scheme, since they’re such a traditional element of the whole charade, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick to the same old bouquets everyone else has! We’re actually huge fans of the way Green Wedding Shoes made an entire wall from pressed fresh flowers hung vertically like a beaded curtain. This concept would make a stunning photo backdrop.
3. Fluffy stuffing clouds
Does the bride you’re helping make some DIY decor for actually want something a little more whimsical and dreamlike than a lot of the ideas you’ve seen so far? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way A Practical Wedding made this entire wall of fantastically fluffy floating clouds from simple white stuffing! These are much simpler to do than you might think.
4. Flower garland backdrop
Were you actually quite enamoured by the idea of making a flower wall but you’re just not sure that using actual fresh flowers is really the approach you’d like to take? In that case, we think you might get a bigger kick out of the way Lia Griffith created an actual curtain from strings of flowers, this time putting silk and fabric flowers to good use.