Whether you’re planning your wedding or a dinner party, here are five budget-friendly DIY décor ideas that will help you get the look you love without breaking the bank…
Chic and cost-effective, I love the table décor at Lizel & Guy’s wedding. To get the look, instead of hiring or buying expensive vases, start saving glass jars, cool drink and wine bottles. Decorate them with ribbon, hessian (burlap) and lace and then add flowers and candles. Cluster them together in groups of three or five.
Since bottles have a narrow neck, you only need to use one or two flowers per bottle so you’ll use far less flowers than one would in a full table flower arrangement. So this idea not only saves you the cost of vases, it will reduce the spend on fresh flowers too.
You could buy an expensive cake topper or you could make one. To make a bunting cake topper, like the one at Lelanie & LeRoux’s wedding, all you need are two wood skewer sticks, paper of your choice, a pen and thread.
If you’d like me to post a tutorial for how to do this or other cake topper ideas, let me know in the comments below.
Who says you need to hire or buy vases or even use glass? Charlotte and Trevor spray painted coffee tins white for their beautiful handmade wedding. Filled with hydrangeas and set on a hessian (burlap) runner, they looked stunning.
How about interactive décor to keep your guests busy. For Jo-ann and Jon’s wedding celebration, they asked their guests to write messages on paper hearts and peg them up to suspended twine.
This is a great way to involve guests, giving them something to do and talk about, while you’re off having those couple photos. And let’s not forget that once the wedding is over, you’ll have heaps of heart messages to decorate your wedding scrap book with.
For Karlene and Wicus’s vintage styled wedding, made paper pinwheels, and popped them in decorated bottles, to help create the French Vintage Carnival feel they wanted to emulate. The affect is gorgeous and, if you like the idea, here’s a tutorial for making a pinwheel and one for making a simpler accordion pinwheel.
Happy decorating darlings!
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