DIY Wedding Projects

by Colette Pastore

By: Chelsea DeSimone

Let’s face it… weddings can be pricy. When you picture your “dream wedding” in your head, it is easy to get caught up in the overall vision of your special day. Unfortunately, this is why a lot of people tend to overlook just how expensive perfect votives, a precious cake topper, and a pretty vase can be; these accessories add up quickly.

In order to help you cut the costs of your big day, we’ve come up with a couple of DIY solutions that are equally as perfect as those bank-breaking items you wanted.

Glitter Votives

Do you notice a theme here with our glitter obsession? These candleholders by 100 Layer Cake are a great way to add some sparkle to your centerpieces. The best part? These are great for the amateur crafter. The entire project only requires four supplies: clear votives, glitter, mod podge, and tea candles. For detailed instructions on how to make your own votives, visit the link provided. We can guarantee you that your guests will be asking you where you bought such cute candleholders!

Heart Cake Topper

Raya Carlisle of the Paper Pony pioneered this adorable glitter heart cake topper. We seriously think that these look like something you could buy at BHLDN (a company that we love, by the way). This project isn’t much harder than the votive project is. In fact, there are only seven supplies needed to create this beauty: neutral-colored construction paper, scissors, glue, coarse glitter, skewers, heart templates (you can choose to vary the size of the hearts), and a pencil. In order to recreate this cake topper, check out Raya’s blog for step-by-step guidelines.

Rope Vase

These rope vases featured on Bayside Bride’s blog have to be one of our favorite DIY projects. This craft allows you to recycle your old coffee cans (with the labels removed, of course). The only other “ingredients” necessary to complete these beauties are rope, a hot glue gun, and a glass jar that can hold water for your flowers to sit in. Essentially, you just have to apply glue and then wind the rope around the can. Cheap and cute!