We’ve pulled together some of our favourite DIY wedding ideas to inspire you, from mason jar wedding favours, spring themed centrepieces and pearls-and-lace chair backs to sparkling bouquets, paper flowers and beautiful overhangs. And for more DIY wedding ideas don’t miss our selection of some of the best DIY wedding favours.
21 of Our Favourite DIY Wedding Ideas
Take a look at some of our favourite DIYs, including wedding favours, decor, stationery, and more!
1) Succulent Mason Jars
City chic meets rustic with these unique and very stylish succulent wedding favours. Succulents are pretty, low maintenance, and a hot trend. Simply age some mini mason jars with “vintage decor paint”, fill with soil, and add your succulent with a grey stake and tag.
View the full how-to with our Succulent Mini Mason Jars DIY.
2) Wedding Wreath with Fairy Lights
DIY your own beautiful wreath out of a hula hoop, artificial grass, and fairy lights and use it as a backdrop for your wedding—use one behind the top table, make a couple and use them as aisle markers, or suspend one from the ceiling. This is such a versatile decoration, and makes a wonderful keepsake after the big day.
View the full how-to by ClaCli on YouTube below.
3) Flower Crown
Flower crowns are popular bridal headwear accessories, especially for nature- and bohemian-inspired weddings. Learn how to make your very own rose, peony, and lavender “half flower crown” with a step-by-step guide from Interflora.
View the full how-to with our Flower Crown DIY.
4) Personalised Hand Fans
Hand fans are must-have accessories for summer weddings, and what better fans are there than those you can completely personalise? In this DIY we show you how to make hand fans in 5 different styles for different wedding themes. They can even double as orders of service, RSVPs, or invitations!
View the full how-to with our Personalised Hand Fans DIY.
5) Mini Bottles Overhang
Create a lovely, whimsical overhang above your top table or the spot you’ll say your I Dos with miniature bottles and cuttings of flowers and draping faux ivy vines. It can work so well with any theme or colour scheme too—simply change the types of flowers or bottles you use for a stunning display.
View the full how-to with our Mini Bottle Overhang DIY.
6) Chandeliers and Ferns Overhang
This is another stunning overhang that looks great at any wedding. It’s very rustic-glam with the fusion of chandeliers and greenery, and it would be very easy to take this idea and adapt it to your own wedding. How about suspending lanterns from the trellis instead of chandeliers?
View the full how-to with our Chandelier and Fern Overhang DIY.
7) Twine Balls and Hanging Lanterns
Make a statement at your hen party, wedding ceremony, or wedding reception with these quirky light-up twine balls, jars, and lanterns. These would look amazing in a dark room, or outside once the sun has set.
View the full how-to by ClaCli on YouTube below.
8) Favour Boxes
This is one of the simplest but most effective DIY wedding ideas! Your wedding favours don’t have to be too complicated—simply put a luxury chocolate, selection of sweets, or the traditional 5 sugared almonds into a box and get creative with your ribbon tying. We put together 5 pretty ways of decorating your favour boxes with just ribbon.
View the full how-to with our Favour Boxes DIY.
You should also check out the videos below from Weddingstar on Youtube for a couple more ways of tying ribbon.
Tying a Single Ribbon
Tying a Double Ribbon
9) Vintage Drawer
This vintage drawer is a beautiful, versatile wedding prop that can be personalised in any way you want. The drawers come as a blank canvas and you simply add the paper design you want, some decorative handles, and some vintage accents like flowers and pearls to finish off the look.
View the full how-to with our Vintage Drawer DIY.
10) Lace Flower Napkin Rings
You can get DIY creative right down to the smallest wedding details—including your napkin rings! In this DIY we take you through how we made vintage style lace-and-faux-flowers napkin rings out of craft wire, flowers, and gold leaves.
View the full how-to with our Lace Flower Napkin Rings DIY.
11) Pearls, Lace and Roses Chair Back
For another vintage style lace-and-flowers DIY, we made a beautiful chair back using a lace flower, pink roses, ribbon, and strings of pearls. Use as an aisle marker, or decorate the back of the couple’s chairs at the wedding reception.
View the full how-to with our Pearls and Lace Chair Markers DIY.
12) Sparkling Bouquets
Add a touch of glamour to your wedding flowers and/or bouquets with jewels, gems, and crystal needles. Such a simple addition can transform your wedding theme from pale creams and pastel pinks to rustic glam.
View the full how-to with our Sparkling Wedding Bouquets DIY.
13) Balloon Arch
This balloon arch is a simple but stunning display—just blow up your balloons (even better if they’re of varying colours and patterns) and attach to a length of shaped, mounted chicken wire. Build it up until you’re happy, and then add floral arrangements for a beautiful finishing touch.
View the full how-to by Makeful on YouTube below.
14) Spring and Summer Florals
We created a beautiful spring/summer themed colour palette of pastel pinks and peach, white, and green in order to make a gorgeous boutonniere, bouquet, and a centrepiece of mason jars.
View the full how-to with our Spring and Summer Floral Arrangements DIY.
15) Paper Flowers
Create some beautiful tissue paper flowers for your wedding decor, to add to wedding favours or stationery, or as part of a gift to your bridesmaids. It’s so satisfying to see all the tissue paper layers pulled apart at the end!
View the full how-to by ArtsnCraft4u on YouTube below.
If you’d like flowers that are a little more sturdy than tissue paper you’ll love these white and gold paper flowers, used to create a stunning backdrop. This DIY shows you how to make just one of a series of template wedding flowers.
View the full how-to by Pearl’s Crafts on YouTube below.
Furthermore, we made our very own paper flower display using over-sized paper peonies, dahlias, and apple blossoms with our pre-made paper flower kits.
View the full how-to with our Paper Flower Decor DIY.
16) Decorative Bottles
Flowers in bottles is a very simple DIY, but it’s also very effective and very versatile. For this DIY we gathered a selection of different bottles (including clear and opaque glass and decorative ceramic) together and decorated them with greenery, ribbons, charms, and stickers.
View the full how-to with our Decorative Bottle Vases DIY.
17) Dip-Dyed Ombre Favour Bags
Create some cute wedding favours with this DIY guide to dip-dying your favour bags to create an ombre effect with a selection of dyes. We completed our favour bags with a personalised stamp and filled them with bath salts, but you could also fill them with sweets, spices, or other treats.
View the full how-to with our Dip-Dyed Ombre Favour Bags DIY.
18) Dipped Strawberries and Roses Tower
This DIY dipped strawberry and rose tower looks divine and is certainly one of the most beautiful DIY wedding ideas! It would be fantastic as the centrepiece to a cake or dessert table, and it’s pretty simple to make with strawberries dipped in melted chocolate and then the roses and strawberries beautifully arranged around a styrofoam cone and placed on a pretty stand.
View the full how-to by ClaCali on YouTube below.
19) Mini Pie Wedding Favours
Edible wedding favours are some of the most popular, and we love these DIY mini apple pies and pecan pies. Follow this DIY to make some of your own, following our tasty recipes and using our “Sweetie Pie” kits for a final finishing touch.
View the full how-to with our Mini Pie Wedding Favours DIY.
20) String Art
Another of our favourite DIY wedding ideas is to create a piece of string art for your wedding or hen party. The result is a very stylish monogram piece of art that’s perfect as a backdrop to your wedding and as a keepsake in your livingroom or bedroom afterwards.
View the full how-to by ArtsyPaints on YouTube below.
21) DIY Wedding Invitations
Get creative with your wedding invitations, whether that’s making them from scratch or accessorising professional stationery with cuttings of flowers, charms, string, or ribbon. You can customise it to your own theme and/or colour scheme!
View the full how-to with our DIY Wedding Invitations.
There are so many benefits to DIY weddings, including the creative control it offers couples and the limitless themes you can achieve, and you can go wild! Add some personality to your favours, decor, and even your bridalwear with your own little additions, whether that’s some ribbon and charms or an all new lick of glue and glitter.