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Charming DIY Ideas for Your Wedding

We know you can't get enough of this timeless, handmade approach to wedding style. Here, brilliant ideas and tips.

 

Adapted from Rustic Chic Weddings: 55 Projects for Crafting Your Own Wedding Style © 2014 Morgann Hill Running Press

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  • Keepsake Bouquet

    Keepsake Bouquet

    An everlasting bouquet composed of silk flowers.

    Tip: Think about “antique” hues like blush pink, rose, pale lavender and ivory.

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  • Flower Girl Wands

    Flower Girl Wands

    Who needs rose petals when you can craft a pair of pretty flower girl wands instead?

    Tip: Determine your wedding palette before you get started. Look to Mother Nature-approved shades of green, brown, sky blue.

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  • Ring Box

    Ring Box

    This ring security box is a clever alternative to the traditional ring-bearer pillow.

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  • Ring Pillow

    Ring Pillow

    Natural burlap, satin ribbon and silk flowers make up this pretty ring pillow.

    Tip: Consider the many facets of rustic style: woodsy and countrified, lacy and shabby chic, filled with bright sunlight or lit by candles.

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  • Fabric Balls

    Fabric Balls

    Colorful fabric balls bring texture and character to open areas. Get step-by-step instructions ►

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  • Wooden Signs

    Wooden Signs

    Nostalgic signage points your guests in the right direction.

    Tip: Start by creating an inspiration board filled with wedding magazine tearsheets and printouts from your favorite wedding and design-centric websites.

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  • Floral Cones

    Floral Cones

    Birch-bark cones add instant fairy-tale romance to your day.

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  • Seating Chart

    Seating Chart

     Antique plates and a reclaimed door are repurposed as a seating chart.

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  • Favors

    Favors

    Decoupaged cans are perfect for a garden, rustic, outdoor or eco-friendly wedding.

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  • Table Runner

    Table Runner

    Add lace trim to vintage sheet music for a “love notes” table runner. Get step-by-step instructions ►

    Tip:  Always play to your strengths. If you’re not adept with needle and thread, now is not the time to launch into a DIY project that requires sewing skills. A no-sewing-required project like a tablescape featuring charmingly mismatched china is a better way to go.

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  • Table Numbers

    Table Numbers

    Unique table numbers are a clever way to add personality and color to your reception.

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  • Table Numbers

    Table Numbers

    Nothing signals barn, farm or ranch chic like a lucky horseshoe table number. Get step-by-step instructions ►

    Tip: Bright sunflower yellow can add a pretty pop, while pales like white and ivory in blooms and table linens give air and light to woodsy, muted venues.

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  • For the Kids

    For the Kids

    Keep the little ones engaged with a fun kids’ table — doodling encouraged!

    Tip: The smallest touches can add impact: Wrap menus in twine or tuck a sprig of rosemary into guests’ napkins for a naturally pretty effect.

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  • Favors

    Favors

    Embellished treat jars can be filled with sweets like honey, hot cocoa mix, or candy.

    Tip: Some of the most memorable details are the ones your guests can take home: embellished jars filled with treats or sweet floral arrangements in small vessels.

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  • Cake Topper

    Cake Topper

    A love-bird cake topper adds a sweet touch to the wedding cake.

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  • Cake Stands

    Cake Stands

    Some paint, lace and pearl accents transform a simple wood base into a stunning, monogrammed cake stand.

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  • Cake Stand

    Cake Stand

    A hat box cake stand covered in pages of romantic text serves as a keepsake box after the wedding.

    Tip: Opulent details — found in design and decor touches such as gold-rimmed dishes, crystal accents, a chandelier hung from a tree — add interest, contrast and elegance to the overall look of an otherwise homespun style.

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Charming DIY Ideas for Your Wedding

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