5 Wedding DIY Decor Ideas

Wooden Signage

Grab your hammer, nails, and paint brush for this country chic look. Get creative and use wood for everything from welcome signs to menu signs. Johnny K. James captured this creative and crafty timeline sign that you could recreate in your backyard, or try calligraphy on a chalkboard like the lovely Gabriella. Cover it in lights, greenery, or flowers like Jen Schwab did with her wooden creations. This décor is conveniently cheap, and perfect for an outdoor wedding. 


Pipe & Drape Backdrop

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Quick trip to the fabric store! A glamorous backdrop is key for elegant ceremony pictures, and this is the perfect scene for your DIY wedding. Check out Connie's simple and elegant, gold & green altar above for some inspiration! Putting together the pipe and drape is easy and a fun project for you and your spouse-to-be. Drape the tool (or any fabric of your choice), and split it down the middle or leave it hanging down. Once you’re done, add your personal touch to your backdrop with flowers, lights, greenery, etc.


Program Fans


No one wants to be inside on a beautiful summer day, but no one wants to melt either! Keep your guests cool at your sunny outdoor wedding with this two-in-one program fan. Ashleigh Laureen nailed this crafty idea with a large popscicle stick, her printed program, and blue ribbon to top it off. Haley Michelle kept it simple and sweet for Nick & Ally's summer wedding. And Laura Murphy used a soft pink ribbon and a floral design for Julia & Ben's big day. Laura helped this happy couple to have their dream wedding with a budget of only $3,000. Oh, the magic of DIY! Contact these crafty women or recreate these looks for your DIY wedding!

 Polaroid Guestbook

You’ll never forget your guests smiling faces on your big day with this fun & creative guest book. Let them shake it like a Polaroid picture and write you a message. Amy Hendersen captured these guests having a ball with the Polaroid picture wall. And Jennifer Fujikawa snapped a pic of the 'how-to' sign to make it easier for your guests! Guests can tape their photos in a customized guestbook like the one pictured above by Paper Bound Love, hang them on a wall, or clothespin them to twine. A Polaroid is always a good laugh and it makes for a sweet memory.

Floating Candle Centerpiece

Why choose between flowers or candles for your centerpiece when you can have both? This elegant and simple centerpiece will make your guest tables pop and light up the night. The floating floral candle is one of the easiest DIY décor ideas, anyone can do it! Start by filling your vase with artificial flower petals of your choice (It’s always fun to have the petals match your color theme!) Next pour distilled water over the petals, leaving two inches at the top of the vase for the candle. Then set the candle on top and light your lovely creation! You can keep it simple or spice it up with submergible LED lights, crystals, decorative rocks, or whatever your DIY heart desires!