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DIY Wedding Decorations for Spring

DIY weddings are one of today’s craftiest phenomenons! Many DIY project options await the resourceful bride and groom, from DIY wedding centerpieces to DIY wedding favors. Today we feature a range of spring DIY decorations for every aspect of your wedding day festivities. Tabletop treasures, hanging decorations and food embellishments are a few of the projects in store…

When it comes to DIY wedding planning, it often helps to craft a few items while purchasing others. Constructing the whole event from scratch can be exhausting. Some brides opt to make a small number of decorations they can complete before the big event rather than trying to assemble decor on site on the big day. Remember, you want to enjoy the moment as well! Check out the DIY projects below and see what inspires you:

DIY Wedding Tabletop Decorations

We begin with a gorgeous wedding featuring Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2013: emerald. Well, the dress was emerald! But the centerpieces feature blooms in rosy shades to offset the vibrant green of the bridal gown. The image below inspires a DIY idea that involves stacking votive candleholders and adding flowers to the mix. Elegant, don’t you think?! [from Ruffled]

Votvies and flowers make a DIY centerpiece

For flowers you can keep forever, check out this DIY pom pom bouquet from Camille Styles. A step-by-step tutorial with beautiful images will guide you through the process. Plus, you’ll then know how to make pom poms for a variety of other DIY possibilities…

Colorful pom pom flower DIY

Next we have two lovely pics from Society Bride, which remind us of the value of guest participation when it comes to centerpiece decor. That’s right–set out some lovely branches in a vase, and pre-string suggestion cards for guests. They can write their advice for the bride and groom, hang each tidbit on the tree and watch as their feedback becomes part of the wedding decor!

Suggestion tree wedding centerpiece

Don’t forget the glitter! Try adding some sparkle to your tabletop by scattering glitter on trays or adding them to the water of your floral arrangements. A great way to affordably add shine! [from Soceity Bride]

Glittery wedding decor


These DIY drawer knob place card holders make creative use of vintage or new doorknobs, wooden dowels and a few other touches, such as dainty flags washed in watercolor. Check out the full tutorial at 100 Layer Cake:

Drawer knob place card holders

The next DIY idea may not exactly be displayed in tabletop fashion in the image below, but these DIY paper hearts would look as whimsical in a vase as they appear emerging from the ground! All you need is card stock, a heart hole punch, dowels and hot glue! [from 100 Layer Cake]

DIY paper heart project

We end our tabletop portion of the post with a fabulous DIY centerpiece idea that would truly shine at an outdoor wedding. These DIY cement planters were created by Claire Zinnecker using supplies such as cement, containers and spray paint. A full tutorial can be found at  Camille Styles:

DIY cement planter

DIY Hanging Decorations

Does your reception need a bit more of a pop? Perhaps something hanging from a tree or the ceiling? Look no further… We begin with a DIY garland that’s as easy as paper and string. And a few mini-clothespins! Utilized at a Dallas wedding, this idea is beautifully photographed below. What can be written on the paper? Here’s another wonderful opportunity for advice, tidbits or loving words from guests! [from Ruffled]

DIY wedding garland

Looking for a way to put those fun honeycomb paper balls to good use? The next DIY project involves cleverly altering them into geometric designs by cutting your own shape! Check out the full tutorial at Ruffled:

Geometric honeycomb decor

For a truly modern touch, craft a few of these DIY yarn chandeliers using  ingredients like corn starch, yarn and balloons to hold the shape. A full tutorial can be found at Hostess with the Mostess. These are wedding decorations you’ll definitely want to keep! [via Society Bride]

DIY yarn chandelier

We see a slew of tissue paper poms at festive events, but this DIY wedding lantern is crafted from fabric! Curious about how to create this delicate yet powerful decoration? Check out the full DIY at Bettina’s Blog.

DIY hanging wedding decoration

Why not go with a hanging backdrop to set the stage for a beautiful wedding or reception? Like a curtain of ribbon! The ingredients: an assortment of ribbon, and string (or PVC pipe). After all, you need to hang the ribbon from something! Below we see a beautiful ribbon backdrop featured at onewed.

Wedding ribbon backdrop

Ribbon can also hang from the chairs… This colorful greenhouse wedding from Green Wedding Shoes features an array of clever ribbon uses. If radiance is what you’re after, try attaching ribbon to wedding chairs for a beautiful finish. No time to decorate each and every chair? No problem! Decorate select seating, such as the first chair in every row, or every other chair to scatter the color.

Wedding chairs decorated with ribbon


DIY Food and Drink Decor

Now we turn our attention to food and beverages. Who says these items can’t be decorative? In fact, food and drink accessories can truly set a festive tone at your wedding. Like this ice bucket, which is literally a bucket crafted from ice! Incorporate some greenery into this frozen creation for a gorgeous touch! Get the full tutorial at Ruffled:

DIY ice bucket

Speaking of drinks, make your wedding cocktails festive with these feather-topped drink stirrers, created from ingredients such as  feathers, skewers and gold trim. Feathers are super trendy, so these special touches look cleverly current, but they also have a vintage vibe that beautifully evokes the past. [from 100 Layer Cake

Feather-topped drink stirrer DIY project

Gift wrap and ribbon accents highlight these DIY champagne bottle centerpieces. Metallic details and frosty touches are perfect for wedding day decor. Get all the details at Midori

DIY champagne bottle centerpiece

There’s nothing like a DIY cake topper! In fact, these crafty cake details feature gold letters, thread and straws lovingly arranged in an eye-catching topper to a decadent cake. [from 100 Layer Cake]

Cake topper DIY project

Another clever cake topper idea? Crocheted hearts! The best part: you don’t have to hand crochet these yourself. That’s right, use doilies, glue and some other key ingredients to craft this handmade-looking creation. Check out the full DIY at Tim Duncan Events.

DIY cake topper idea

Were you a DIY bride or groom? Tell us about your creative wedding endeavors by leaving a comment below…

Kate Simmons

Kate Simmons is a freelance writer and design blogger with a love of all things decor. She spent her childhood writing stories and working on interior design-themed DIY projects. Kate’s published writing reflects her special interest in how design has changed through the decades. Her blog Mirror80 ( http://mirror80.com/) explores the fashion and [...]

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