Wedding DIYs are a fun idea, whether you’re hoping to save a little cash or to add a personal spin on your big day. But for the less-than-artistic among us, the idea of trying your hand at sewing, calligraphy or anything involving a glue gun, is a pretty daunting one indeed. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite winter wedding DIY projects that will give an added festive feel to your big day decor. From place card holders and garlands, to guestbooks and candles, these projects are seriously simple and fun to make, and you can add them to your own Christmas decorations for years to come.
1. Festive Napkins
This one couldn’t be easier. Simply tie cinnamon sticks, holly or winter berries with baker’s twine, ribbon or string around your napkins to give them a professionally-styled, festive polish.
2. Pinecone Garlands
These pinecone decorations can be hung as a festive bunting, used as a runner for your tables or feature as garlands for fireplace mantles or on your your bride and groom chairs. And you can keep them in your home for Christmasses to come. They’re really easy to do – find out how to make your own over at The Sweetest Occasion.
3. Foliage Chair Garlands
We came across this stunning yet simple foliage chair garland DIY featured on Once Wed and just had to share it. There’s step-by-step tutorial to help you create your own from foraged foliage (so it’s really budget-friendly too). We love it when simple wedding DIYs like this can have a big impact on your decor!
4. Metallic Dipped Taper Candles
Add a little shimmer and shine to your tables with these simple and oh-so-chic metallic-dipped taper candles from Oleander and Palm. A beautiful idea for your ceremony candles, or for your centrepieces and you only need plain candles and spray paint to do the job!
5. Simple Christmas Wreath
Decorate doors, your wedding chairs or, create a cake table focal point with this easy peasy and gorgeous winter wreath DIY from Once Wed.
6. Pinecone Place Card Holder
A pine cone place card holder is an easy festive idea for your winter wedding escort cards. You can easily dip them in glitter, add white speckles like snow, spray paint them any colour you want to match your wedding colour palette or simply leave them natural for a rustic winter look. Get your friends and family to start gathering them early, and dry them out at home.
7. Greenery Programs & Menus
Add sprigs of evergreen greenery such as pine rosemary to the bindings of wedding ceremony programs or menus for the perfect addition to your winter wedding stationery.
8. Gold-Dipped Log Candleholders
This is such an effective DIY for creating a rustic glam look for your wedding. These gorgeous, gold-dipped log candleholders are from Life Over Easy. They’re a little more hands-on than some of the other projects (you’ll need a wood-boring drill), but easy to complete once you’ve got the right tools. You can find the full DIY here.
9. Brushed Gold Balloons
What’s more fun for a festive celebration than balloons? Gold dipped balloons, obviously! Balloontime and Studio DIY have a really easy tutorial – these ones would be perfect for a New Year’s Eve wedding, don’t you think?
10. Christmas Tree Escort Card Display
Tie simple calligraphy escort cards with velvet ribbon on the branches of a Christmas tree for a truly festive table plan display!
11. Mini Rosemary Wreath Place Card
A single rosemary sprig turns a basic place card into a masterpiece! We love this super easy rosemary wreath DIY place card idea by Home Made Lovely.
12. Keepsake Bauble Cake Topper
How sweet is this bauble cake topper DIY from Fun 365? So simple and budget-friendly to create, it will add a lovely personal touch to your day and can hang in your home every Christmas as a keepsake for years to come!
13. Wine Glass Snowglobe
Create different levels for your lighting on your tables with wine glass snowglobes that can hold pillar candles. Be as inventive as you like with your mini snow scenes.
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