Wedding decorations have a crucial role is setting the look and tone of your wedding. That can tie your theme together, showcase your color scheme and improve your venue. With such an integral role to play, it’s hardly surprising that they can be so expensive. This is why many people are choosing to create their own decorations in a bid to save money. They also bring a more personal quality to a wedding day which is truly unique to the couple. To get your creative juices flowing, here are some fantastic decorations you can make yourself at home.
Create pom poms
Pom poms, whether made from wood or paper have become a popular decoration for weddings. This is partly because they are so easy and cheap to create. It’s also a decoration that requires little skill so everyone can get involved. You can invite your bridesmaids or family for a pop pom making session using online tutorials to help you. Use colored paper or balls of wool that complement your color scheme. You can mix and match the color and size of your pom poms too. These can then be put in vases, hung from the ceiling or to decorate chairs and tables. These decorative pieces will have far more meaning because your family and friends have helped create them. Great alternatives to pom poms are origami birds and pinwheels if you prefer.
Make sewing-free bunting
Bunting has been a classic wedding decoration for decades and has seen a rise in popularity in recent years. If your sewing skills aren’t up to scratch, you can create wedding bunting without going near a sewing machine. You can use a glue gun or tape to stick fabric, card and paper to string or ribbon. This will be a lot quicker than the traditional sewing method and give just as much impact. Triangular patterns are most popular, but circles and diamonds can look just as good. Measure where you want to hang or place your bunting beforehand so you know just how much to make.
Use your own photographs
DIY doesn’t necessarily mean you have to spend hours sticking and folding. Creating your own photographic canvas can be done online and sent to you in the post. You can have photographs of you and your partner as children. Or photos that depict memories from your relationships such as holidays and family parties. If you have loved ones who have sadly passed away, having their portrait on display is a beautiful touch to your big day. These canvas prints can be hung on the walls at your reception, decorate the aisles or be used as table numbers. Plus you can hang them up at home once the wedding is over. Choose the sizes carefully and order in plenty of time to avoid disappointment.
So don’t just use flowers to decorate your wedding venue and try some of these DIY ideas instead. Experiment, have fun and try new things, and you’ll create decorations that give your wedding a more personal touch.