Go to Delightful DIY Wedding Decorations (Part I)

 

A Fresh Spin on the Family Tree

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The bride at this Kentucky wedding created this display by decoupaging thrift-store china with photocopied wedding portraits of her and the groom’s relatives on their wedding days.

 

Multipurpose Pieces

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At just over $1 each, Mason jars can quickly morph from drinking glasses to vases to hurricane lanterns. (More easy crafts using Mason jars)

 

Customized Wine Bottles

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This bride and groom at this Oregon wedding used customized wine labels to give each table a personal touch.

 

Hatch a Prettier Seating Plan

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A
carrier pigeon, clad in a vintage-postcard print—could there be a
wittier way to convey your wedding’s pecking order? We fell for the
concept upon spying it in Clare Youngs’s Book Art (Cico, $21.95). Then we simplified the process for you: Just print our placecard art
onto 8½”W x 11″L card stock, cut out, and fold in half as directed. To
equip each pigeon with a message, write a guest’s name on a 5/16″W x 6″L
strip of paper and curl the ends by wrapping them around a pencil. Then
loop the strip around the bird’s front leg before perching him atop a
plate. (More place card ideas)

 


 


 


 

Let it Snow

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Conjure
up a little snow business for a winter wedding. Use stencils and white
fabric paint to imprint a flurry of flakes onto linen tablecloths that
will cover tables at the reception. Liquor labels, decorated with a snowflake-shaped craft punch, can be placed at the bar.

 

Pull-Out Photo Album

Transform a series of candid images of you and the groom into a curated collection with the help of a lidded wooden box ($1.49; 3½”W x 3½”L x 2″D; woodcrafter.com), then strategically place the boxes on each table.

Step 1:
Cut an 8 ½”W × 14″L piece of heavy card stock to a width of 2 13/16″.
Using a ruler and a pencil, measure and mark the card stock, crosswise,
every 2 13/16 inches.

Step 2: Fold the card stock at the first mark, creasing it with a bone folder to get a precise line (Fiskars, $6.80; amazon.com).
At the next mark, fold and crease the card stock in the opposite
direction. Continue the accordion folds for the remaining marks, then
erase the marks.

Step 3: Position the folded card stock on a flat surface so that it’s as shown, left—with
the topmost fold facing you. Cut five images into two-inch squares,
then center one on each card-stock square and adhere with spray mount (3M, $6.57 for 4.4 ounces; dickblick.com). Allow 10 minutes of drying time.

Step 4:
Fit your folded card stock in the box. If you’d like, hot-glue the back
side of the bottom square to the inside bottom of the box, and let dry
another 10 minutes. For a finishing touch, use hot glue to adhere a loop
of ribbon to the top back edge of the top square, and let dry five
minutes. And just like that, you’ve got a “scrapbook” that’s the very
picture of fun.

 

Think Outside the Vase

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At her Georgia wedding,
this designer struck a down-to-earth note by aging too-shiny galvanized
buckets with a few spritzes of bleach. She suggests a similarly simple
approach to arrangements: Unify flowers around a single hue, as in this
grouping of white carnations and mums.

 

A Happy Message

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Now here’s an idea
you’ll want to clip and save: This easy craft lets your guests write a
note to you and the groom, then easily display them at the reception.
Ideas for where to hang it? Try near the place cards. (Get the complete step-by-step instructions)

 


 


 


 

Related:

Delightful DIY Wedding Decorations (Part I)

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