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.
5. DIY dip-dyed coffee filter backdrop
Perhaps the most important element of the wedding you’re currently helping with is actually the colour story itself rather than any kind of specified theme or decor scheme, so you’re really just looking for DIY decor elements that will help you display as much of the bride’s preferred shade as possible? Well, particularly if you’re a fan of upcycling projects and crafts made from unconventional things, we have a feeling you’ll admire the way Style Me Pretty made this entire dip dyed backdrop wall from simple coffee filters to create a pretty ombre effect.
6. Vintage floral frame hanging
Perhaps the wedding you’re looking to make some pretty DIY decor pieces for has a slightly more vintage aesthetic than some of what you’ve seen so far? Then we’d suggest taking a trip to your local thrift or antique store, picking up some lovely old photo frames, and taking a look at how Ruffled made these hanging vintage floral frames!
7. Floral wedding monograms
Perhaps you are looking for something quite classic and floral because you love the idea of including a few traditional wedding elements in the DIY decor scheme, but you’re also working on a bit of a budget? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at the way Most Delightful Way created these lovely floral wedding monograms from card, spray paint, and silk flowers.
8. Glittering Mr and Mrs banner
Perhaps you’ve actually been working on this wedding for a while now and the only things you really have left to make are a few finishing touches that will add just a bit of character to the room? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way Lia Griffith made these simple glitter “Mr & Mrs” banner in just a few simple, fun steps.
9. DIY floral chair gardens
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of decorating everything in the room right down to the chairs your guests will be sitting in, but you’re just not sure that the macrame idea we showed you earlier is quite right for you? Then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way Once Wed created a sort of hanging floral garden on the back of each of theirs in just a few simple steps!
10. Hanging bead and wire orbs
Maybe the ideas that have caught your eye the very best so far of any are the hanging ones that add some whimsical detail to the room like your guests are moving through a fairytale land? In that case, we think perhaps these little bead and wire hanging orbs outlined step by step on Ruffled might be right up your alley! We love the way they look when they catch the light.
11. Jumbo paper flower photo backdrop
Are you actually still feeling completely enamoured with the idea of including as many floral elements in this wedding as possible but you’re also intent on making at least parts of tat scheme unique and maybe a bit novelty in some kind of elegant way? Then we think you simply must take a look at the way Lia Griffith created these jumbo flowers for a photo backdrop that looks incredibly impressive despite the fact that you’ll only use paper!
12. Hanging floral pom pom vines
Are you actually scrolling through our list and finding yourself thinking about how much you adore the idea of making some kind of hanging flower arrangement but you can’t help wondering whether there might be a larger option that would suit an outdoor area a little more, rather than just making delicate indoor backdrops? Then we have a feeling you’re going to love the way Once Wed made these stellar looking floral pom pom vines that make any spot look like a lush garden.
13. Paper lantern columns
Maybe the only details of the wedding’s decor that are left for you to handle are the creative lighting options? Well, particularly if you’re having an outdoor aspect in the lovely summer evening breeze, we’d suggest taking a look at how Martha Stewart created these happily glowing paper lantern columns that give the whole area around them a sort of comfortable duskiness.
14. Rope words
Were you actually hoping to come across even more suggestions than the ones we’ve given you for much more affordable and low maintenance projects but the ones you’ve seen so far just didn’t quite hit the nail on the head for you? In that case, particularly if the aesthetic of the wedding you’re making decor for is along the lines of homey rustic chic or farmhouse, we’d definitely encourage you to take a look at the way Green Wedding Shoes used simple rope to create handwritten words for photo ops.
15. Crepe paper flower backdrop
Are you actually still feeling completely enamoured with the idea of making a lovely hanging floral curtain style backdrop or feature and you’d prefer to use faux flowers over fresh ones but you’re also feeling intent on making the whole setup from scratch yourself, rather than just buying premade silk flowers? Then we think you just might be the perfect person to give this lovely crepe paper flower backdrop project outlined step by step on Lia Griffith a try!
Have you made other kinds of fantastic DIY wedding decor pieces before that everyone loved but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!