Thrifty, DIY Wedding Decorating Ideas We Love

Looking for unique ways to decorate your wedding that won’t break the bank?  Well we’ve got you covered with some creative ideas that will surely impress your guests!

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Mason Jars

There are so many great ways to use mason jars for your wedding décor.  Leave them as is, paint them, put labels on them, fill them, or decorate them with ribbons, lace, or bows.  Use them as candleholders, vases, drinking glasses, hanging lights, or the perfect vessel for your wedding favors.  The possibilities are practically endless!

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Paper Lanterns

Paper lanterns come in a multitude of colors and various shapes and sizes.  They are a great way to create visual interest, especially if your venue doesn’t have hanging lights.  Or, if your wedding is outside, these look beautiful hanging from tree branches or lines of string.  Whether illuminated or not, they still look lovely and are easy to match up with your wedding theme.

Photo via Lover.ly

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Creative Signs

Signs don’t have to just be informative.  They can really make a design statement too!  Use them to send a whimsical or sentimental message to your guests.

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Branch Out!

You can create stylish centerpieces with something that might be lying in your backyard—branches!  Hunt or shop for ones you love and accessorize them to your heart’s content.  Spray paint them, add flowers, birds, or ribbons, or hang decorations from them.  Branches look lovely arranged in vases or laying on a platter.

Photo via Lover.ly

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DIY Paper Flowers

We found that one of the cutest and easiest DIY projects is rolled paper flowers.  There are great instructions on how to make these all over the Web (like this short YouTube clip).  Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be cranking out bouquets, wreaths, topiaries and eye-catching garlands in no time.  Make it a “Girls Night” and put your bridesmaids to work (with wine of course)!

If you don’t want to make them, you can also order them on Etsy!

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