Hollies and red berries – beautiful winter DIY wedding center piece.
Wedding DIYs are a fun idea, whether it’s 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. 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 so simple and fun to make, you don’t have to be Martha Stewart to pull them off!
1. Festive Napkins
This one couldn’t be easier. Simply tie cinnamon sticks, holly or winter berries with bakers twine, ribbon or string around your napkins to give them a professionally styled festive polish, that’s so much more personal that classic napkin holders.
2. Pinecone Garlands
These pinecone decorations can be hung as a festive bunting, used as a runner for your tables or feature as garland 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 all you need are candles, and spray paint.
5. DIY Wooden Guestbook
We love this alternative rustic-style guest book for your winter wedding from Forever Fire Flying. So simple and budget-friendly to create, it will add a lovely personal touch to your day and can hang in your home as a keepsake for years to come.
6. Pinecone Place Card Holder
A pine cone 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. 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, a little more hands-on than some of the other projects (you’ll need a wood boring drill) you can find the full DIY here.
8. 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?
9. Metallic Wine Bottle Candle Holders
These metallic bottles makes use of those leftover wine bottles and you have a unique table centrepiece which you can use for flowers or candles. Mix and match heights and colours to give some added dimension. Soak in warm soapy water to clean and remove the labels, spray with gold or silver paint and voilá. A fab, inexpensive decor idea!
10. Sequin Garland DIY
Need to add some sparkle to your wedding venue? These sequin garland is the way to do it. You can use any colour of sequins you like (gold is always a winner for us!) and use it as a welcome message, you can share your wedding hashtag, or choose a phrase that means something to you. You’ll find the full DIY on A Beautiful Mess.