Monday, February 14, 2011

~DIY: Wedding Decor~

I am all about
DIY Weddings . . .
why not get creative, and save some money on your wedding while you're at it?!
A few DIY Wedding projects I want to try out:

~Wedding Balls~
Via Wednesday Custom Design

"Now you can't say we didn't warn you. The level of messiness involved in this project definitely warrants the great outdoors or a tarp covered floor in your home. However, I think you will find that the fun you had along the way and the final product makes the mess completely worth it!"

Gather up:

  • Big balloon
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Cotton yarn
  • 4 oz. White school glue
  • 1/2 cup of Corn starch
  • 1/4 cup of Warm water
  • Something to stir with
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Clear fast drying spray paint
  • Hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product)
  • Container for mixing


  1.  Blow up a balloon. We kind of suggest not blowing it up to its maximum capacity so that it is rounder.
  2. After the balloon is inflated to it's desired size draw a circle with the sharpie around the balloon knot just large enough to accommodate whatever lighting method you choose. Note: If you are just wanting to hang the balls or use them in a vase then you don't need to leave a hole at all!
  3. You will need to prepare your work area by laying down a tarp. We hung a shower curtain between two chairs and suspended the balloons by it with string so we could have plenty of working room.
  4. Mix corn starch, glue and warm water together until it's not lumpy (too bad getting rid of cellulite isn't this easy). 
  5. Smear the petroleum jelly all over your balloon until it is completely coated. Note: We specifically left using rubber gloves out of these instructions. You should get messy. If we were concerned about keeping your hands clean this would have been called the "loveliest, merriest and whirliest DIY" not "messiest, merriest and whirliest DIY".
  6. Besides sharing in good company, it will go much faster if you have a friend help you with this. One of you begin feeding the yarn through the glue mix and handing it off to the other person to drape around the ball.
  7. Tuck the start and end pieces of yarn beneath other pieces of yarn. Begin wrapping the yarn around the balloon vertically at a comfortable tightness, and gradually switch to wrapping horizontally.
  8. After your ball has dried for 24 hours, you can pop the balloon! Use a chopstick to knock out any glue crystals that developed between strings.
  9. Spray the ball with clear fast drying spray paint outdoors.
  10. Now let there be light, fishing wire from the ceiling, or something pretty to put in a vase! 

Instructions for making the sweet little flowers that are in the yarn balls above!
We do hope you found as much laughter and fun through this craft as we did!"

For the full post

~Fabric Flower Poms~
Via 1000 Handmade

These are suuuper cute! You can hang them from chairs along the aisle, hang above tables at the reception, or have the flower girls carry them down the aisle.
This is one project I will be trying for sure!

wedding decorations
"Supplies: Fabric, scissors, hot glue gun, and chinese lanterns.
Step 1: Cut circles out of fabric.
Step 2: Fold the circle in half and put a little hot glue on the center, then fold over to secure.
Step 3: Apply more hot glue to the bottom of the folded circle.
Step 4: Press the bottom of the folded circle with the hot glue onto the chinese lantern.
Step 5: Repeat these steps until the whole lantern is covered. Once finished, attached some fabric to the metal frame of the lantern to hang."
Full post HERE

~Flower Fairy Lights~
via Ruffled

How adorable would these be in a backyard wedding?!
So cute and simple.

What you’ll need:
- Fairy lights (Christmas lights)
- Vellum paper in your wedding colors
- Scissors
Here’s my simplified version of the project:
Step 1: Cut 5 inch squares of vellum paper. Fold paper square in half diagonally to form a triangle.
Step 2: Fold the left and right corners up to meet at the center, forming a diamond shape. Fold in half to form a small triangle.
Step 3: Cut curves along the open edges to form a heart-shaped top and create the petal effect (see my photo below). You can also try cutting different shapes to create different flowers. I drew a heart on my triangle to illustrate how big the heart is. Don’t mind my drawing skills.

Step 4: Snip the tip of the bottom of the triangle – remember to cut small enough that it won’t fall off the lights but wide enough so you can pass through each fairy light.

Although it is unlikely that these tiny lights will catch on fire, you don’t want to worry about that on your wedding day! Use LED fairy lights instead of standard ones. AT Disclaimer:“While vellum paper is a lot less flammable than ordinary paper, don't leave the lights on unattended.”

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Such cute inspiration for DIY wedding decor!

Have any of your own DIY wedding decor ideas to share?!

~Tamara Nicole~


  1. wow!!! so many cute ideas!! I LOVE the 'wedding balls'!! I think I could hang them outside and it would be beautiful in the summer.


  2. Wow! loved the decorations, I'm planning a Bday party for a friend and these will help as inspiration, great ideas! Loved your site!

  3. yup...loving the DIY projects.Especially when it can save you some MULA $$$