As a DIY bride, you may find yourself facing more wedding ideas than you know what to do with. Even typing the theme of your wedding into an Internet search engine will leave you with an overwhelming number of options. Once you start narrowing in on the projects that you or someone you know has the skill to do you may find yourself facing your next obstacle ‘” price. Yes, you may want to showcase your creative talents, but if you are doing all the work, don’t you want to save money as well.
Free Wedding Ideas
Okay, I’m assuming that if you are a DIY sort of crafter that you’re creative. One of the key characteristics of creativity is seeing things anew. So, if you are looking for wedding crafts, don’t look at wedding craft websites or books. Why? Well, just attaching the word wedding to crafts can engender elaborate, costly projects.
Instead, look to children’s party books. Don’t limit yourself to focusing on the themes of children’s parties ‘” insects, circus, princess, etc. Instead, notice the projects and consider how you can adapt them to your wedding. Remember, in most cases, if people are pulling together their child’s birthday party complete with making the decorations and party favors, they don’t want to spend a lot of money. Also, some of these projects may be easier to do than those geared toward weddings. So, why not snag some of these ideas and tweak them for your purpose.
Again, don’t get caught up in the themes of the birthday parties. For example, I saw, for an insect theme party, a plastic table cloth decorated with strips of crepe streamers cut into twelve-inch lengths and fringed at one end. The streamers were glued in overlapping layers to the sides of the tablecloth to look like grass. Why not do the same thing (in white or a wedding color) to decorate the cake table or the gift table?
Crafts for Brides
For wedding centerpiece and wedding favor ideas, peruse children’s craft books. In most cases you’ll find easy to make in quantity projects. Since most kids’ craft books are geared toward introducing kids and preteens to a variety of types of crafts, even if you are looking at a kind of project you’ve never tried, chances are that it won’t be too difficult.
You might not do something exactly as described, but again, you can use these as low-cost jumping off points for crafts. The directions for a child’s play canopy may inspire you to adapt it as a wedding canopy for the ceremony. The key is to avoid thinking that projects have to look the way they do in a book. Remember, you can always adapt a project to suit your wedding needs.
For a couple of ideas of wedding crafts adapted from crafts for kids, check out the following articles.
Rustic Wildflower DIY Summer Wedding Centerpieces
Rose Petal Jam is an Edible DIY Summer Wedding Favor