a hurry. With DIY wedding crafts you can insert a personal touch
and hold the price down as well. Here are a few ideas for
wedding crafts to add sparkle and creativity to your big day.
It is not hard to create your own wedding veil but so much cheaper.
To make this wedding craft, you will need a length of bridal illusion
veil material in the desired length. You will also need a comb
to attach it to your hair and a hat or headpiece to cover the comb.
Sew large running stitches about an inch from the end of the
veil and gather it tightly. Now sew the veil to the comb.
Top with hat or headpiece. As an alternative, you can decorate
a wide-brimmed straw hat with silk flowers, ribbon, and pearls.
The bouquets and floral arrangements can also be personally
crafted. For a simple outdoor wedding, consider wild flowers.
They are free and have a charm all their own. Bouquets can
be arranged in large clear vases, with a bow tied elegantly around.
You can purchase bouquets from big box stores for considerable
cheaper than a florist shop. Buy 2 or 3 bunches, put elastics around
top, middle and bottom of bunches and tie a ribbon around and add pearls, lace or a small framed picture of someone not able
to attend your wedding
Favors for the guests are particularly appropriate wedding crafts.
Get your bridal party together for a "Favor Building Party". Choose something that you all can tackle with little easy and expense. Refrigerator magnet are a simple and well-received favor.
A really nice idea is to make a magnetic picture frame and include
a picture of the couple. You could cut a frame out of craft foam
in one of the wedding colors, arrange over the photo, and glue
all onto a cardboard backing. Place self-adhesive magnet tape
on the back of the cardboard. Decorate the front of the frame
with foil heart stickers and a monogram of the couple's last name.
Bows for the ends of the pews or rows make simple wedding crafts.
Wide velvet ribbons are nice for fall and winter weddings, while
satin is more appropriate for spring and summer weddings.
Loop some flat lace in with the ribbons. In the center of the
completed bow, attach some silk flowers and pearl
sprays with a hot glue gun.
Preparing for a wedding can be expensive, but with wedding
crafts, you can take some of the sting out. Plan early, because
it will take a little while to make favors for everyone
and all the other little details you will want to take care of.
Maybe creating wedding crafts will even relieve some of those
wedding jitters. In any event, crafting your own wedding items
is a way to have a personal, beautiful, and less expensive wedding.
And when in doubt go to Itsy...it's full of DIY projects.