29 January 2017

Written by Charlie Pallett
for Daily Focal

Nothing says love like a bit of homemade craft.
Create the wedding of your dreams with these simple and special handmade decoration ideas for your big day.

Crochet Doily Bunting
Why not collect old doilies or pick some up from your local charity shop and sew a quick and simple handmade crocheted bunting. If you want them in other colours simply dye the doilies whatever colour to fit your theme. A lovely way to recycle those vintage treasures.

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Lavender Decorations
A bit of ribbon and a few sprigs of lavender has never looked so stunning.
This simple idea can be used for church pew decorations, plate arrangements or adorable favours.

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Personalised Wedding Cake Topper
Just with twine and 5 minutes you can create your own cake topper to say anything with just a few twists and turns. How about your new surname, 'Just Married' or 'Love'?

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Place Name Cards
These adorable rustic name cards are so quick a easy. All you need is a set of alphabet letter stamps, card, glue and brown string to create this cute table accessory.

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Centrepiece Decorations
Save some jars, wine and beer bottles and accessorise with sting and lace to make the cutest centre table arrangement and complete with your favourite flowers. You can always use wood cuttings to write table numbers on or use as a tray arrangement.

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Personal Wedding Program
Take a trip to your local pound shop and grab some paper doilies, lolypop sticks and a roll of brown paper to create these handy wedding programs for your ushers to give to quests on arrival.

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Ladder Set Table Board
This cost effective and very adorable way to show the table arrangements is simple to make with just an old ladder and some large tags. Love it!

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Cute Cork Favours
Keep your corks and fashion these sweet wedding favour keyring! You could even use some spray glue and glitter or spray paint to add a bit of block colour.

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Crafty Confetti
Recycle old books, newspaper, coloured paper or tissue paper to make your own confetti.
A simple cutter in your favourite shade will give your guest the cutest confetti they've ever seen. Make paper or doilies to make cones and fill with confetti and arrangement them in a basket for when you guests walk out of the church, ready to shower you in cute handmade confetti!

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Sweet Keepsakes
Get a large jar or vase and collect some large stones and pebbles for your guests to write note and congratulations on for you to keep as an alternative to a guest book.

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Affordable Photo Booth!
Nothing more simple (and cost effective) that a large piece of card cut in the shape of a polaroid and some fancy handwriting to create your own handmade photo booth! Fill a basket with fancy dress and props and guests can take photographs enjoying your big day. Create a Hashtag like '#MrandMrsGant2016' so you can find all the hilarious pictures on social media to look back on, save and print!

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Ceiling Lanterns
A good idea for those retro ceiling lanterns everyone used to have is to use them as ceiling decorations at your reception, you can even cut paper butterflies and collect fake flowers and stick them on the lanterns to create unique and beautiful ceiling decorations for your venue.

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Photo Hoop
Recycling your child's old hoola-hoop and spray paint in a colour of your wedding theme. Use ribbon, greenery and flowers to display photos of the bride and groom to be and a lovely photo wall decoration for you guests to enjoy.

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Outdoor Seating
If you're stuck for some outdoor seating then it's nothing a few bails, fabric and flowers wont fix. Cover bails in fabric and cover with table clothes to make outdoor table sets!

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We'd love to know...
Are you having a DIY Wedding?
Let us know what crafty bits you're making for your big day!
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  1. I love the idea of using doilies for bunting. Thanks

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