Saturday, April 11, 2015

Wedding Arts and Crafts: Lovely DIY Ideas

DIY Wedding projects are getting more and more popular. Couples are enjoying the process of creating something special and sharing that time together making it. All it takes is a bit of sewing-savvy and imagination (and of course, a lazy Friday night with your love perusing Pinterest!) to spark a few creative, artsy and kitsch concepts.
The easiest DIY project is making your own ring pillow. It could be made out of anything that really speaks to you and your love, like a blanket that you cuddle with, or a piece of your wedding dress and a piece of his tuxedo jacket lining. If you’re more of the sewing connoisseur, embroider both your names and the date of your wedding with buttons! Get enough fabric to make a 5 inch square and fill with cotton balls.
A DIY bouquet is also a beautiful and simple idea, and can be done with silk flowers or real flowers, or no flowers at all. Collect your material of choice and make an arrangement that you fasten with fabric, beading, ribbons and much more. For a wedding with a 20s theme, you can attach tassels or pearls, or even add a small birdcage made of lace to the bouquet. Brides with a flair for glam can use crystal sheets to wrap the stems in. And how charming and rustic would bouquet made of acorn and pine be for a fall wedding?
And how about accessories? Buy hair clips, headbands or combs that match your hair color and beading that you really love—or maybe it’s not beading, but sequins, tulle, or fringe, and create to your heart's content. Maybe you were planning to stitch a pattern on a belt, or reuse earrings and add a bit more glamour to them. For DIY accessories, the list goes on. You have a specific image in your head that you absolutely want for your wedding day. This project is a tad more advanced but could be a lot of fun as a bridal shower activity.
What else can be DIY? Veils of different colours and your choice of edging, rings made with a designer, or with a special engraving, or maybe the ring isn’t a metal band but made of wood and carved for each other, boutonnieres and corsages, center pieces for the reception; invitations, shoes, decor… I could go on and on; I find it romantic myself!