(Closed) What did you DIY? Include pics if you can!

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 47
8 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

We have spent the whole summer looking for antique lanterns, wine bottles and tall thin vases. We spray painted hem our colors. We found almost 40 lanterns! with our invites we screen printed them. my fiancé is a scree printer I designed them in the app “over” on my ipad he touched it up and we printed them on muslin cloth with purple font. We bought stamps to decorate the envelopes and it’s not pictures but I stamped each individual letter of the mailing address and name. I felt like my eyes were crossing but they came out better than we had expected 

Post # 48
504 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@future_mrs_ak:  I love all your wedding details and DIY projects, especially the ribbon aisle runner. If out ceremony space had a bit more room, I would have loved to incorporate something similar. It’s definitely a really sweet touch.


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@JackDanielle:  Those invites are amazing! I also love that you and your SO were able to work on them together. We received a screen printed tea towel invite a few years back. I think it’s the only wedding invite I ever kept… It was just too awesome to throw out.

Post # 50
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@future_mrs_ak:  My god. I love your ceremony sign and your flowers. And those pictures of you and your DH! So cute! Mind sharing with me how you DIY’d your flowers, and roughly how much it cost? They look very professional.

Post # 51
609 posts
Busy bee

DIY hemlock and spruce cone candles

I picked all my flowers (with help from friends!) then handed them over to the florist, so not entirely DIY but totally local/sustainable, affordable and beautiful.

I designed, wrote, printed and cut our newlyweds mad libs sheets, to double as our guestbook.  The jams were homemade by me.  I also made the napkins (cut fabric w/ pinking shears, washed and ironed).  And made the napkin rings.

My hubby cut and drilled the birch candle holders.


I made the signs… designed, printed, cut and glued into $1 frames from AC Moore.  DIY cut flowers in the vase.


I made ~350 coffee filter flowers and used them to line the aisle.  It rained after the ceremony and they were all destroyed!  Hubby is not happy… we spent HOURS on these!

I made the centerpiece luminary things – printed my own photos onto vellum and hot glued into the same $1 AC Moore photo frames, put burlap on the seams.

Post # 52
13 posts
  • Wedding: January 2014

@flying_hearts:  Wow, you should be a wedding planner! That all looks so professional and amazing. Do you have a template for the program? The part where you thank your parents/officiant and wedding party? Very good job!

Post # 53
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I stassed the shoes and made the garter out of lace from my mother’s wedding dress.

We bought the holders and candles and rented the mirrors and decorated the tables ourselves.  I painted the table numbers which I got off etsy, they took several coats of paint, but very worth it.

Designed and put together the invitation

The candy buffet was several trips to Goodwills and looking on Craigslist.   Candy all came from Winco and I did the sign and individually hand stamped all the candy gift bags.


I ordered the wine stoppers, but printed the place cards at home and attached them at home to the wine stoppers.

Designed and put together (alot of ribbon tying) the wedding programs.

My aunt and I made the chuppah (wedding canopy) and my veil.


I made the card box


I really like cute little signs, I don’t know why, but I made them for the candy buffet, place cards and for signing our guest book which we did picture mats.

Post # 55
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Tallgirl28:  Thanks!  And just a side note…you live close to me.  I’m in Whitefish BayLaughing

Post # 56
504 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@kate22ca:  Thank you – you are way too sweet! I can definitely send you the template for the program if you want. Just send me a PM with your email address. 

Post # 57
7941 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Wow! You ladies are all so incredibly talented.

I’m not much of a DIY kind of gal but I did make our birdcage card box, table assignment sign and table numbers/signs which were labors of love. I was thrilled with how they turned out and we ended up selling everything after the wedding. Our table numbers were sold to another wedding bee bride (who sold them to another weddingbee bride) and have been featured in two magazines. 🙂

Post # 58
1638 posts
Bumble bee

Thinking back, I think the only things that I didn’t DIY was the Invites and everyones clothes and shoes. Haha.

I made all of the decorations, my ring bearer box, my mom made the favors, etc.

These were the aisle decorations that were later used during the reception as centerpieces:

This acted as our bulliten:

Outside of the Ring Bearer box:


I didn’t make the arch, but I decorated it, and one of my mom’s piano students made the wreath:

One of my friend’s from church made our cake:

I made our flower girls’ hair pieces, but I can’t find a picture of those.

We were so lucky to have so many people willing to help out and make things. 

Post # 59
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My dad made our reception centerpieces – fallen aspen trees. My husband is from California, and I am from Colorado. We were married in CA, but I had a touch of CO with me in the decor. 😉


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