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5 DIY Wedding Decor Trends Perfect For Any Skill Level

October 6, 2016 | nicole

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Whether you’ve got a wedding designer planning every inch of your event or you’re doing it yourself, these DIY wedding décor trends personalize your day while adding a one-of-a-kind flair. From a details as small as name cards and napkin rings to elements as major as your ceremony backdrop and beverage bar, you can take your wedding décor into your own hands — literally — with these stylish DIY ideas. If you don’t consider yourself to be a crafty bride or groom, don’t worry, there’s something here for every skill level!

1. Agate Slices

One of our favorite accents in a modern wedding is the agate slice. On the easy side of things, you can use a gold paint pen to write your table numbers, guests’ names, and more. For intermediate crafters, use Gorilla Glue to attach slices to napkin rings. If you’re really loving the agate slice look and have mad DIY skills, build a ceremony backdrop by drilling small holes into the agate and stringing them together from a sturdy arch.

agate-wedding-decor clockwise: photo by Jamie & Sarah Photography, see more from this wedding here; photo by Cassie Loree Photography, see more from this wedding here; photo by Sun + Life Photography, see more from this wedding here; photo by Leighanne Herr, see more from this wedding here; photo by Sean Carr Photography, see more from this wedding here; photo by Leighanne Herr, see more from this wedding here; photo by Sun + Life Photography, see more from this wedding here; photo by Cassie Loree Photography, see more from this wedding here

2. Dip Dye

Of these five trends, dip dying might be the easiest to achieve and the hardest to get wrong. The craft-averse can easily dip paper place cards into various dyes for an ethereal look or to folded coffee filters to create a dessert display backdrop. Casual crafters would enjoy adding dip dye accents to milk glass vases or fabric napkins. Brides with previous dip dying experience can create a wearable piece for their bridal (or even bridesmaids!) look, like the soft pink-dyed shawl below! Remember, the beauty of dip dye is in each piece looking different!

dip-dye-wedding-decor clockwise: photo by Jason Hales Photography, see more from this wedding here; photo by Jennifer Moher Photography, see more from this wedding here; photo by Studio Uma, see more from this wedding here; photo by Brett & Jessica, see more from this wedding here; photo by Katch Silva, see more from this wedding here; photo by Jessica Love Photography, see more from this wedding here

3. Wood Palettes

Is there anything that can’t be made from wooden palettes? Those who aren’t as comfortable with cutting wood can use an existing palette as a temporary wall by nailing art, bunting, and signage to it. Love hand lettering? Paint your wedding schedule or dinner menu on a wood palette and lean it against a nearby tree. Happen to be advanced in woodworking? Palette bars are an incredible statement that show off your skills. We can guarantee your guests will be wowed by this one!

wood-palette-wedding-decor clockwise: photo by Jen Menard Photography, see more from this wedding here; photo by Hannah Blackmore Photography, see more from this wedding here; photo by The Colagrossis, see more from this wedding here; photo by Sophie Epton Photography, see more from this wedding here; photo by Gina & Ryan, see more from this wedding here; photo by Anna Kim Photography, see more from this wedding here

4. Terrariums

Prefer plants to flowers? Add a natural element to your indoor wedding with this unique centerpiece idea! Terrariums can be as simple or involved as you want. Fill a glass globe, bell jar, geometric box with a variety of your favorite plants and foliage. Get creative by building small vignettes inside using books, plastic animal figurines, geodes, and more!

terrarium-wedding-decor clockwise: photo by Forester Fotógrafos, see more from this wedding here; photo by ein photography, see more from this wedding here; photo by Blue Bend Photography, see more from this wedding here; photo by Xandra Photography, see more from this wedding here; photo by Paul Santos Photography, see more from this wedding here; photo by The Mullers, see more from this wedding here; photo by Char Co., see more from this wedding here; photo by Jojo Pangilinan Photographers, see more from this wedding here

5. Mirrors

We will never tire of the elegant look a mirror adds to wedding design! A hand-lettered menu, seating chart, or welcome sign looks impossibly classy in a gold frame, while also providing utility on your wedding day. Not confident in your hand-lettering abilities? Sticker decals look just as nice with a fraction of the work!

mirror-wedding-decor clockwise: photo by APictureLife Photography, see more from this wedding here; photo by Studio Castillero, see more from this wedding here; photo by Swak Photography, see more from this wedding here; photo by Erica Rose Photography, see more from this wedding here; photo by Ryan Flynn Photography, see more from this wedding here; photo by Daniel Johung, see more from this wedding here; photo by Troy Grover Photographers, see more from this wedding here

Have you been bit by the DIY big? Find more DIY wedding décor inspiration in these 22 hanging reception décor ideas!

xoxonicole

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2 Comments

  1. I love the idea of using a mirror as a message board – so elegant looking.

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