Monday, January 18, 2016

Whether you are a crafty or not so crafty of a bride, there are so many fabulous do-it-yourself wedding decor ideas that are simple and won't break the bank.  With a few tools such as spray paint, scissors, ribbon and glitter, you can create your very own beautiful centerpieces, vases, votive holders, place card holders and signs. By creating your very own with much love, it will not only save you money, but it allows for you to personalize your wedding, giving a much more meaningful ambience for your guests. Take a peek at a few of my favorites for this wedding season. 

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Find a mirror in a thrift store, antique shop or a yard sale, paint or spray paint it the color you desire and buy some white chalk markers from Target or a local craft store and volaaa. You have yourself a pretty menu sign to display. 

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Via Spoon Fork Bacon

Create these simple and gorgeous rosemary wreath place cards from Spoon Fork Bacon here. 

pine cone place cards

Via Project Wedding 

If you are having a winter wedding, collecting pine cones from your backyard or wooded area is a great source instead of buying pine cones, all thanks to nature. Turn these pine cones into place cards via Project Wedding. 

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Via Elements of Style 

This glamours gold leaf place card will certainly style your tablescape this fall! Collect some leaves from the outdoors, buy some gold spray paint from your local hardware store and use either black or white chalk markers to write your guest's names. 

Via Elli

I love this Mr. and Mrs. gold chair sign Elli created with this how to guide!

Via Southern Weddings 

This greenery is so lovely to incorporate as garland for Mr. and Mrs. chairs. You can purchase greenery, such as bay leaves or eucalyptus from a farmer's market, Costco or grow it in your backyard depending on where you live. Greenery is much more cost effective than flowers. Here is a great DIY guide to creating this garland from Free People

Via Catch My Party

Personalize the small details like these cute stir sticks. You can purchase the straws in any color from Target and create gold hearts with name tags of your initials or a favorite saying of yours. You can adhere the name tags to the hearts and then glue the hearts directly on to the straw all with a glue gun. Ok, if you can't tell, I am kind of in love with Target!

Find candle sticks, mason jars, votive holders and wine bottles, most likely laying around your house somewhere and spray paint those babies gold or your select wedding color. It's amazing how spray paint can turn anything into something fabulous!

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Via Setting for Four

If you are having  hard time finding blue mason jars or don't want to ruin your jars, this crafty DIY guide from Setting for Four shows you how to turn your jars blue with food dye. 

Via Bridal Musings 

Calligraphy is a huge trend and I see why! If you have good handwriting and the extra time, you can learn how to write calligraphy to hand address your wedding invites. LH Calligraphy offers a beginner's kit you can purchase to learn at home or she offers classes across the U.S.  to attend. Here are some great tips from the fabulous calligrapher and illustrator, Ashley Lurcott, whom creates hand-written stationary, invites and other paper goods. 
Bridal Musings 10 Tips for DIY Calligraphy

Via Wedding Party

Mercury glass votives and vases sold in the stores are way over priced, so why not DIY without burning a hole in your pocket. This is a great DIY guide from Wedding Party on how to create these stunning and wonderful homemade mercury votives and vases. 

Til next week my lovelies,