For a blushing bride-to-be, planning a wedding can be a perfect opportunity to display a knack for arts and crafts. Whether your wedding is traditional, unique, or a little bit of both, you can cut down on those pesky expenses, have some fun, and be able to tell friends and family YOU made that! Ready for some DIY ideas for your upcoming nuptials? Here we go!
With a little imagination you can skip the florist for your wedding bouquet and create something special and unique for your big day. And unlike fresh flowers, your lovely altar-companion will be able to last for years to come. So what DIY variations of a flower bouquet can you whip up for yourself and your bridesmaids?
If you’re feeling really crafty, and have patience, time, and some savvy skills, consider making a ribbon rose bouquet. The great thing about putting together an arrangement instead of ordering from a flower shop is that your color choices are majorly more varied. If you want a bouquet made from blue and cream roses, you can absolutely have that as long as you can find that ribbon! To make the roses, you cut yourself a long piece of ribbon, and wrap it around itself and sew each “petal” in place until you have a finished flower. Glue or stick your flowers onto a styrofoam ball until it is decently covered. Add a stem, and decorate to your liking.
Another bouquet you can make for yourself is a paper rose arrangement made from book pages, or sheet music if you prefer. Cut out different size petals, and glue them together to form the flower. Once that’s finished, slide your stem up through the middle and attach. When you have enough roses to make your bouquet, wrap some ribbon around the stems tightly and pin the edge in place.
Invitations are one of the wedding expenses that can easily sneak up on an unsuspecting bride. But for a crafty bride who is willing to pull out some DIY skill, cost can be almost nothing! And while most vendors who provide wedding invitations offer the same design choices, your guests will be RSVP-ing in a style that is unique to you and your special day.
If you want to sit down and whip up your own invitations from scratch, craft stores such as Michaels are your best friend. With some stamps, specialty paper, stickers, and other great options, you can have the perfect invitation! Feeling like saving some cash but don’t have the time to get too detailed on decoration or design? Use an invitation kit that comes stocked with everything you need to get your guests thinking wedding bells, or even grab some designed printer paper and print your nuptial details in mere minutes.
Have some fantastic invitations but are still bitten by the DIY bug? Make some thank you cards to match!
In the next part to this article, we’ll discuss more ways you can DIY your special day. Happy crafting everyone!