DIYs are great for putting your own stamp on your wedding and of course showcasing your amazing talents while you’re at it. There are lots of bits and pieces you can collect along the way that with just a bit of tweaking can be transformed in to something really special to add to your day – and that won’t take up more than an afternoon or a couple of hours tops. From tags for your bridesmaids dresses to sparkly cake toppers, there are lots of lovely ways to personalise your wedding and make it your own. Today we’ve rounded up 10 easy DIYs to try your hand at…
Gold Milk Jars/Vases | Tutorial via Style Me Pretty
Spruce up some plain vases or little milk bottles with a lick of gold paint – they have that wow factor and will transform your tables, creating an eye-catching display!
Bridesmaid Dress Tags | Image via All the Lacy Details
Surprise your girls with one of these cute tags and a few words of thanks! This DIY is as easy as it gets – stick some flower stickers on to plain tags and tie a tag to each hanger. They’ll be super touched by the gesture.
Chalk Board Signs | Image by Caroline Tran via Style Me Pretty
Set the happy couple apart from the rest of the wedding crowd with some fun signs for the reception chairs. They’re cheap and easy to do – pick up wooden chalk boards from the likes of the Euro shop and get doodling with some chalk pens (painting the frame is optional)! You can pick up chalk pens in the likes of stationery stores such as Easons and we also stock them in the weddingsonline shop.
Spray-Painted Paper Doilies | Image by Mike Olbinski via Ruffled
All you need is paper doilies and some spray paint for this one – spray paint your doilies in the colour of your choice and line a few of them up as a striking table runner.
Party Animals | Image via Style Me Pretty – Image by One Love Photography
If you’re looking for a fun favour idea that will double up as a place card or escort card, this adorable ‘party animal’ idea might take your fancy! Collect mini animal figures, spray them gold and then tie a card with each guest’s name on it to one of these little figurines for the ultimate party piece.
Chalk Board Table Numbers | Tutorial via Wedding Chicks
Chalk paint can transform just about anything including a brick (yes a brick). Coat your brick with some chalk paint and use as a creative way to display your table numbers.
Personalised Mason Jar | Image by Women in Wedding styled by Couture Events
Mason jars are cheap and cheerful and have so many uses – one of our favourites has to be as a fun alternative to cups. Give each guest a jar to drink from for the festivities and personalise with Kraft paper tags, twine or stickers.
Sequin Letters | Tutorial via A Beautiful Mess
Celebrate in style with one of these awesome signs covered in sequins! They look like they cost a small fortune but are easy peasy to make using just cardboard letters and strips of sequins (available from fabric stores) – check out the DIY here.
Raspberry Rose Ice Cubes | Tutorial via Posh Little Designs
If you’re looking to jazz up jugs of water or create a summery feel, pop some of these home made floral and fruit ice cubes in to your drinks for gorgeous results.
Gold Heart Stirrers | Tutorial via Style Within Reach
These little guys are super easy to make – all you need is some glittery paper and skewers. Put them in to your drinks for a dash of sparkle at the drinks reception or even create a sweet and romantic cake topper by popping a bunch of them in your wedding cake.