6 DIY Wedding Decoration Ideas That Are Easier Than They Look

DIY wedding decorations

Whether you’re a crafter looking to save some money on your own wedding, or you’re a professional maker of beautiful things who’d like to expand your Etsy shop’s offerings into the wild world of wedding decor, you’re definitely aware that there are no shortage of DIYs and tutorials floating around that look nearly impossible, or at least prohibitively expensive. But there are also plenty of DIY wedding decorations that you can make for relatively little money and that look way more complicated than they actually are.

Why not give one of these a whirl this wedding season?

Easy table runner: Add a personal touch to an otherwise dull table by whipping up a table runner. There are plenty of no-sew tutorials available, but this sewn version is extra-pretty, and can be used over and over again. This is a great sewing project for someone who’s pretty new to using a sewing machine, but wants to create something useful and unique.

Green centerpiece: Considering trying your hand at DIY wedding flowers? We’ve got the tools you’ll need right here, but if you’re looking for some fresh ideas, you can give this super-simple centerpiece a try.

Chalkboard cocktail menu: Chalkboards are extremely hot at weddings right now — probably because they’re so easy to make! Try out this DIY chalkboard, then brush up on your chalkboard lettering with Annica Lydenberg’s class.

Wooden sign: Tired of chalkboards? Make this rustic wooden sign to show your guests where to sit, place gifts, or just to welcome them to your venue. Made with inexpensive materials, this is a great decor item to experiment with.

Party poppers: Give your guests something to cheer with! These cute confetti poppers are perfect for the table, and can easily be customized with your wedding colors.

Table numbers: There are so. Many. Ways. To make table numbers! Truthfully, table numbers are one of the easiest ways to let your personality shine, or to expand your Etsy shop offerings — because there are just so many ways to make and customize them! Here are just a few ideas to get you started:

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