20 Best DIY Wedding Decor Ideas to Wow Your Guests

Dec 28, 2022

Your wedding celebrations are going to be one of the most memorable and special days of your life. Everyone planning to get married has always had a vision of how they would want their wedding to be, and there is no right or wrong, just what feels right for you. Some people like to go all out and some like to have a budget. Décor is one of the main aspects of any wedding. It sets the vibe for the day along with portraying your personality. Therefore, we believe it is very important to have the décor right, just how you have envisioned it, and what better way to get it right than DIY-ing it?

Wedding Decoration Ideas You Can DIY

Whether you are on a budget or want to add your personal touches to your wedding or just want to keep it simple, DIY is the answer! Also, we all can agree that planning weddings can be a daunting task, and DIY-ing your wedding décor can be a great stress buster. Don’t worry if you aren’t a crafter or you haven’t picked up your craft tools for a while, we have put together a list of DIY décor that is as easy as it gets, doesn’t require much effort, can be done by anyone, and no one will know they have been DIY-ed! And of course, it will also save you from burning a hole in your pocket. So go grab yourself a drink, play some music and let your creative juices flow!

1. Origami

Origami translates to ‘fold paper’ in Japanese. It’s an age-old craft that originated in Japan and is the art of folding a flat piece of paper into a sculpture. The décor options with origami are endless. You can have anything from butterflies, swans, birds, flowers, etc. All you need is some paper in a choice of colors to match your theme and ribbons to hang them or maybe you can simply use them as part of table décor as well.

2. Mason Jars

Mason jars are the most versatile craft accessories. They are easily available and can be used in numerous ways to amp up your décor. Mason jars would make up for gorgeous centerpiece décor for tables. You can either just spray paint them to match your décor or add some glitter on them and throw in some flowers or you can skip the spray painting and put some fairy lights inside along with some flowers. If you are planning on having an outdoor wedding you can also just hang the mason jars on tree branches with fairy lights in them and get that whimsical look! Didn’t we say they are the most versatile craft prop?

3. Buntings

Buntings are one of the easiest DIY décor options. All you require is some paper to match the theme, pair of scissors, string, and glue, and you are good to go! You can have buntings of any color, size, and shape you prefer. Colorful buntings are a great option to get that traditional look for your haldi or mehendi! And if you are feeling crafty you can also embellish the buntings to give a grand look.

4. Photo Wall

The photo wall is another easy and great option for DIY décor. They are easy-peasy and don’t require you to be a pro at crafts! You can use the option of a photo wall to show the timeline of your love story or to just simply share your special moments. You just need to dig into your pictures and get them printed! Photo wall definitely gives a personalized feel to your wedding décor and you have plenty of options to display your photo wall to match the theme of your wedding. You can either clip them to a metal photo grid or tie them with a string to hang them or maybe you can just tie the photos to tree branches if you are having an outdoor wedding. And of course, after the celebrations, you can keep those photos in your memory box or your photo album.

5. Marble Vases

Marble vases might sound very complicated, but trust us they are a beginner-level craft and very fun! We suggest you invite your gang over to do it together and also have some chill time with some wine and cheese on the side! You don’t necessarily need to use vases only and can replace them with anything of your choice, such as glasses, ceramic pots, or maybe even terracotta planters. The only things you need are some nail polish in colors to match your décor, water in a small tub, and a toothpick, and the chill party can begin! They would look fabulous with some flowers in them, or if you are using glasses then you can add some tealight candles to them, or maybe succulent plants to the planters! Remember, you can use a combination of colors or just have a single color.

6. Urli With Flowers

Source: Peonies by Anoli Shah

Urli is a brass decorative pot that is available in different sizes and designs. Urli is a fantastic option if you are looking for a traditional appeal. Also, urli is very much in trend these days for décor. They are great for filling up empty corners or spaces. Placing them at the entrance of the venue will ooze a warm welcome to the guests. All you need to do is just fill the urli with water and add flower petals to it. In our opinion, the marigold is the star when it comes to urli. The combination of brass and gorgeous marigolds is just a match made in heaven! However, you can always use any flower of your choice. To amp it up even further, you can also add floating tealight candles to them.

7. Burlap and Lace Bow

Burlap and lace bows are an easy way to add charm to your wedding décor, especially if you are going in for a rustic theme. If Burlap doesn’t match your theme you can replace it with some other colored fabric like chiffon. All you need to do is tie a pretty bow around the chair and voila, you are done!

8. Floral Strings

Source: With Love Nilma

Flowers are a wedding staple, they add elegance like no other! There are plenty of ways you can use them in your wedding. One way you can use them in the wedding is by making flower strings. You will require artificial flowers and all you need to do is sew them into the thread. You can hang the floral strings in the form of a backdrop or maybe just hang them around with fairy lights. Either way, they will add their charm!

9. Chalkboards

Why not ditch the typical wedding entry board and go old school with a slate board for the entrance? Get your calligraphy skills on and write what you wish, how you wish! It is for sure going to impress the guests with its quirkiness and simplicity.

10. Bottle Candle Holders

This DIY is an amazing choice if you are planning to have a botanical theme. Just recycle old clear glass bottles, insert some leaves stems, fill them up with water and add a candlestick. And you just injected a big dose of botanical vibes into your wedding!

11. Photo Frame Table Plan

If you are planning to have a seating plan then this hack is for you. Just get some cheap frames preferably with different textures, glue them together and spray paint them. Insert the printed seating plan in the frames, maybe along with a couple of photos of you and your better half. The end product will add so much more character than the usual notice boards and will also be visually pleasing.

12. Colorful Terracotta Pots

Source: Apryl Ann Photography

We all have in our childhood painted terracotta pots or diyas, so why not revive those childhood days and make them a part of your wedding? They are perfect to give a playful vibe to your mehendi function. Just get some terracotta pots in different sizes and unleash the artist within you. Paint them in whichever colors you like, add glitter to them, add mirrors, sequins, or just any kind of embellishments, and watch the magic happen.

13. Pom Poms 

Source: Elyse Hall Photography

Pompoms are an easily available decorative accessory. There is a tool available in the market which makes the process of making pompoms easier and faster. They can easily highlight the place and are also visually appealing. Pom Pom trims can be used as a backdrop or can just be hung on tree branches also. They can also be used as a substitute for flowers to make garlands, pom pom strings, etc. Another exciting way you can use pompoms is to make a chandelier out of them and hang it in the middle of the mandap, how gorgeous would that look!

14. Candles 

Candles are the right choice to set a mood. Candles alone are enough to add a festive vibe to the place. To make it even better, they are very easy to make also. You can create your candles to suit the vibe you are looking for and choose the fragrance, color, and any added embellishments such as dried flowers, glitter, coffee beans, etc. accordingly. And of course, the romantic vibe comes complimentary with the candles!

15. Flower Power

Source: Divya Vithika Wedding Planners

Flowers are very versatile as far as décor is concerned. They not only brighten up the space but also add life. The options to use flowers as décor are endless. One very popular way flowers are used in weddings is in the form of rangoli. Rangolis are very common in South-Asian households. During festivals, celebrations, etc. it is very like you will find rangoli in houses. Usually, rangolis are made out of colored powder, however, flower rangolis are also very trendy and are for sure going to amplify the décor. Add a terracotta lamp in between to lighten up the space.

16. Bangles 

Source: The Snap Patch

Bangles are a common accessory amongst South Asian women. Every South Asian woman owns numerous sets of bangles. Incorporating bangles as part of your wedding décor is just going to make the venue look dreamier. They are cheap and hassle-free and can be used in many ways such as hanging them on tree branches, turning them into tea light candle holders, hanging them at the end of flower strings, etc. Whichever way you use them, your guests are sure to get impressed!

17. Wooden Crates

Wooden crates are easily accessible and are perfect to add that rustic charm to weddings. They are also great to fill up any empty corners. Just arrange the wooden crates in different ways, maybe one on top of the other, and add some flowers or even maybe twinkly lights and you are done!

18. Dreamcatchers 

Dreamcatcher is a simple piece of décor that can add an ample amount of charm and character to the space. They are just apt for outdoor weddings and can brighten up the surroundings with bright-colored tassels. Alternatively, you can opt for pastel shades for a more serene vibe. Like we said earlier there is no right or wrong, just what feels right to you.

19. Flowers and Bells Toran

Source: With Love Nilma

Toran is a decorative traditional door hanging made up of leaves and flowers. They are used during festivities and celebrations and are considered to be auspicious. Torans are very easy to make and can be customized according to your preferences. All that is needed is flowers of your choice, bells, a sewing needle, and string. Bells can also be replaced with bridal kalire to make them more personalized to weddings. Hang them at the entrance of the venue for a warm welcome to the guests.

20. Ribbon Backdrop 

If you are looking for an easy yet vibrant backdrop, then the answer lies in ribbons. This DIY is perfect for haldi and mehendi. All you need is a wooden frame and a bunch of ribbons in colors of your choice. Just cut the ribbons according to the height of the frame and tie them up. This simple hack will also make a great background to take photographs that will be cherished forever.

Conclusion

With the changing mindsets, DIY is becoming a popular choice for wedding décor. It not only saves you from burning a hole in your pocket but also adds a personal touch and gives you that opportunity to bond with your friends and relatives. Most of the materials required for DIY crafts can be easily found in cheap stores such as Target, Dollar tree, etc. Just make sure you start preparing well in advance as it can be a little time-consuming.

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Sachi

Sachi is a fashion enthusiast and a home decor hoarder. You will mostly find her cozied up on her couch hunting for new trends. When not on the couch, she spends her time baking cookies and cakes to satisfy her never-ending craving for sweets!