63 DIY wedding craft ideas
Make your big day extra special with these gorgeous DIY wedding craft ideas. They'll give your wedding a touch of the handmade and make great keepsakes for yourself and the guests.
Wedding season is upon us. No matter your wedding theme, style or colours, there's always a handmade touch you can give to your ceremony. By making your own DIY wedding decorations, table settings, keepsakes and gifts you're not only saving the planet and your bank balance but creating something that's truly made with love. Gather your wedding party and ask them to help sew glue, and cut these wedding ideas into reality!
We've rounded up some of the best DIY wedding crafts to help you make your wedding extra special. They're budget-friendly and include free printables, templates and instructions to make your wedding prep go as smoothly as possible. Plus many of the crafts can be used for multi-purposes making them extra sustainable. Bunting can be reused for parties, floral crowns for the hen do and the ceremony and scrapbooks treasured for years to come. If you're not the one getting married don't worry. There's plenty of DIY presents and cards featured too. For even more extra special wedding crafts check out our DIY wedding favour ideas and our wedding gift patterns.
1. Knit a ring bearer pillow
Tie the knot the handmade way with Sarah Murray’s stunning lace ring bearer pillow. After you can fill it with lavender and keep it in your drawers to not only make your clothes smell beautiful but also remind you of your special day.
2. DIY scrapbook album
Whether it's your wedding or a friend/family members nothing captures the day quite like a DIY scrapbook album. Make this scrapbook and fill it with memories of how you met, where you got engaged and the day itself. You can also learn how to make a mini photo album which can store all the photos from your big day in.
3. Free wedding card templates
We have a few wedding cards here on Gathered for you to print, make and give. Make these adorable dress and suit cards from our wedding card templates or make a more traditional card using our homemade wedding card projects.
4. Make a wedding gift box
Give the bride and groom their wedding present in this pretty camera gift box. It's easy to make and looks much nicer than your traditional gift bags. Plus it'll fit in with the wedding aesthetic nicely. If you fancy making some funky gift tags too then use our glitter gift tag tutorial.
5. Mini wedding cross stitch patterns
Celebrate all things wedding with Jane Henderson's mini wedding cross stitch patterns set. Use her designs for cards, gift tags, thank you notes, wedding bags, anything you like! They're perfect for handmade happily ever afters.
6. Wooden cross stitch pendant
Learn how to make wooden cross stitch pendants with Lucie Heaton's free tutorial. We think these would make lovely wedding favours, table decorations or even room decor (imagine them hanging off the chairs or above the main table!).
7. DIY wedding signs
Something Turquoise has loads of great DIY wedding crafts on their blog. We especially love this custom wedding sign made using Cricut. If you're in the market for your own Cricut then head over to our official Cricut machine guide.
8. DIY flower box cooler
Turn old flower box planters into a handy beer cooler! Fun, easy to access, and much more affordable than a bar. Thanks to The Tres Chic for the idea.
9. Fairy light hoops
Pick up a few boxes of fairy lights, a couple of hula hoops and some lace and ta-dah! You've got yourself some super pretty evening decor. Sarah with an H shows you how.
10. Make your own wedding card box
Keep all your wedding cards safe and sound with Something Turquoise's DIY wedding card box.
11. Flower heart display
Modern Wedding has created a simple seven step tutorial on how to make your own heart decor. Just choose your favourite flowers and you're off!
12. DIY oversized polaroid photo booth
Every wedding needs a photo booth so why not make your own? Making Joy and Pretty Things has a really simple tutorial on their blog. Only a few cheap materials needed.
13. Colouring in pages
Keep little hands entertained during the ceremony and reception with Lovely Indeed's free colouring page. They're all wedding themed and will be a lifesaver on the day!
14. Candlelight centerpeices
A Floral blog has five different DIY candle centrepieces on their site. Ferns, diamonds, flowers - they show you how to turn them all into pretty table decor.
15. DIY funny wedding favours
If you're having a spring wedding or love all things cute and quirky these funny wedding favours are the craft project for you. Whip up your own bunch of mini spring chickens and leave them on the tables for your guests to giggle at and take home.
16. Make bridesmaid flower crowns
Turn your bridesmaids into floral fairies with our how to make a flower crown tutorial. It's the perfect addition to a hippie, outdoor wedding in the sun.
17. Paper Roses
Every wedding needs roses but instead of the real ones why not make these beautiful paper roses instead? Our papercraft expert Holly Spanner shows you how to make your own paper roses that will never die. A true Beauty and the Beast moment.
18. DIY wedding windmills
Paper windmills make beautiful, elegant table decor and kids will love playing with them after. Follow our DIY wedding crafts windmill tutorial and use papers which match your wedding theme. We have loads of free patterned papers here on Gathered - one's bound to fit your theme!
19. Illuminated letters tutorial
We think light up letters make great wedding decor. Whether you choose the word love or opt for a different word like Mr & Mrs, use our DIY illuminated letters tutorial to make your own.
20. Just Married cake bunting
Give your wedding cake a handmade touch with this DIY wedding craft. We show you how to make mini bunting that looks super sweet - it's something a little different from the classic man and woman sculpture!
21. Make your own bridal jewellery
Our DIY tassel earrings would make beautiful bridal jewellery or even bridesmaid jewellery. Make a bunch and give them to your wedding party as handmade thank you's for making your big day really special.
22. Pillow box templates
Need something to give your new tassel earrings in? Use our free papercraft pillow box template to make the wrapping of your presents as pretty as the present itself. These would also make handy wedding favour boxes!
23. Sew your own bridesmaid dresses
We have loads of gorgeous dress patterns here on Gathered but we think this infinity dress would make the perfect bridesmaid dress. If you're new to sewing don't worry we have a complete sewing for beginners guide here on Gathered to help you.
24. DIY place cards
Place cards are one of the easiest DIY wedding crafts to make. Plus there's something so personal about handwriting your guest's names and it'll make them want to treasure their place card forever.
25. Fold your own cutlery pockets
The table setting can make or break a wedding and these easy to make cutlery pockets will give your tables the one up. Spend an evening in front of the TV folding them and choose papers that suit your wedding theme.
26. Crochet bouquet pattern
If you're a crochet-lover or just want a cottagecore edge to your wedding then make our crochet bouquet. Simply Crochet's crochet wedding bouquet will make a beautiful keepsake and would look adorable clutched by little bridesmaids!
27. DIY wedding favour box
Leave chocolate treats on your tables so your guests can have a mid-wedding pick me up! These sweet little treat boxes are the perfect size for sweet and make great wedding favours.
28. Make a bridal hair vine
Make your hair looks as beautiful as you with our how to make a bridal hair vine tutorial. It's elegant, it's classy and it'll compliment your dress perfectly.
29. Cross stitch some cufflinks
Cross stitch these cuties with Durene Jones’ cufflinks pattern. They'd be a handmade addition to the groom or father of the bride's outfit and ideal for true cross stitch lovers!
30. Paper bouquets
This gorgeous flower bouquet would make wonderful table decor for your wedding. Head over to our wedding decorations post to learn how to make your own mini bouquet.
31. Découpage box tutorial
Learn how to decoupage a box with our free tutorial! These would make great bridesmaid or groomsman gift boxes. Fill with chocolates, perfumes, jewellery or other wedding essentials for an extra special treat.
32. Wedding cross stitch label hangers
Add the handmade touch to your wedding outfits with Maggie Gee's free wedding cross stitch patterns. There's a chart for the bride, groom, maid of honour, bridesmaid and mother of the bride.
33. Horseshoe save the date template
Keep traditions alive with these lucky horseshoe templates. They'd make lovely save the dates or table decoration for your wedding!
34. Sew your own corset
If you want to wear a corset on your wedding day then you're in luck! We teach you how to sew a corset that fits you perfectly right here on Gathered. You'll be the next contestant on The Great British Sewing Bee before you know it.
35. Engagement or wedding keepsake cross stitch
Cross stitch this engagement ring chart and attach it to a trinket box for the happy couple. It'll be the perfect place for them to store all their wedding jewellery and cufflinks.
36. Floral centerpiece tutorial
You can't beat fresh flowers at a wedding! Learn how to make a floral centerpiece for your wedding and take it home after for your dining room.
37. Celebratory cross stitch gift tags
Make these mini champagne cross stitch tags to attach to all your wedding gifts, cards, and invites. Head over to our free wedding cross stitch patterns for all the charts.
38. Press your wedding flowers
Keep your wedding flowers forever with our how to press flowers tutorial. You could then stick them into your wedding album or frame them with a photo!
39. Macrame heart bunting
Knot up some macrame bunting to decorate your reception with. Our free tutorial uses t-shirt yarn which means it's budget-friendly wedding decor.
40. Baby's breath globes
Baby's breath can make a beautiful addition to your wedding decor. Rustic Wedding Chic shows you how to use baby's breath to make these pretty globes.
41. Crochet flower hair clip
Learn how to make a crochet flower hair clip with our free tutorial! This would make a lovely addition to your or your bridesmaid's hair.
42. Natural confetti
Natural confetti is a far more sustainable option and Easy Weddings has collected seven different types for you to choose from.
43. DIY hoop bouquet
Green Wedding Shoes has designed this gorgeous hoop bouquet and uploaded the free tutorial for you to make.
44. Bird bunting
Make a pretty garland using babys breath and paper. Once Wed shows you how to make this garland and also has loads of DIY wedding crafts over on their blog - check them out!
45. Make your own door hangers
Love Always Audrey shows you how to use your Cricut to make these personalise wedding door hangers. Your guests will need them after your big day!
46. Display your wedding invites
Treasure your wedding invites and save the dates with Off Beat Bride's hanging wall decor. You could include pressed flowers from your wedding bouquet and photos too.
47. Mini Fans
Keep your guest cool with My Very Educated Mother's DIY mini fans. Kids will love these too!
48. Print your own seat reservations
Reserve seats for all your most important guests with Something Turquoise's free printable.
49. Wine bottle table numbers
Wine and Sprinkles has turned old wine bottles into elegant table numbers. Follow their tutorial and make your own for your wedding.
50. DIY Save the Date invitations
These super cute Save the Date Invitations are by Something Turquoise and are very Instagramable.
51. Hanging menu tutorial
The Natural Wedding Company have loads of eco-friendly DIY wedding crafts on their blog. We especially love this rustic menu wall hanging which saves you from buying lots of paper/plastic menus for all your guests.
52. Glass bottle table decor
If you're going for a minimalist wedding then these eucalyptus glass bottle candles are for you. Chic and simple to make, Ohhh Mhhh shows you how to make them.
53. Sew your own bunting
If you're going for a more country-chic wedding then why not make your own bunting? We have a video tutorial showing you how to turn your favourite fabrics into pretty bunting.
54. Paper crane table settings
Write your guests names and their table numbers on these beautiful paper cranes. You could then hang them from the ceiling or place them on the tables among the foliage. Martha Stewart shows you how to fold yours. Check out our origami for beginners projects for more origami fun.
55. Floral monogram
Make yours and your partner's initials out of flowers with Roolee's free tutorial. These would look fab on the top table or at the entrance to your wedding reception.
56. DIY wedding games
Momtastic shows you how to easily make these giant dice which are perfect for outdoor wedding games. Hey Lets Make Stuff also has a range of fab DIY wedding game ideas on their blog.
57. Sparkler favours
Whether you give them to your guest at the end of the wedding, as you come out of the ceremony or for some great nighttime photo opportunities, these sparkles by Evermine will be a hit with everyone.
58. Printable charging station sign
Guest who are addicted to their phones will appreciate this one! Print Legally Craft Blog's Power of Love sign and pop it next to a plug socket for your guests.
59. Photos through the ages
Baby photos and embarrassing stories are a must at a wedding but Something Turquoise shows you how to turn them into these sweet photo frames. Dot them around the venue for your guests to giggle at throughout the reception.
60. Cork table numbers
This cork table number idea by The Style Safari is so clever. Not only does it tell the guest where to sit but it shows the waiting staff if the guest is vegetarian or not. The red wine corks represent meat-eaters!
61. Printable Ceremony Booklets
These adorable mini ceremony booklets are by Boho Weddings and are completely free to download. They fold up small but when unravelled there's plenty of room to write all the details of the day, hymns and more down.
62. Crochet wedding hairband
Style a bride in sumptuous white with this crochet those and lacy headband combination. You'll dins the pattern in our crocheted wedding gifts pattern post.
63. DIY wedding cake topper
Perfect for your own wedding cake making, these heart cake toppers are brilliant keepsakes after the big day, too! Find the pattern in our knit wedding gifts roundup.
We hope you've enjoyed our DIY wedding crafts round-up. There's plenty more crafts right here on Gathered if you've caught the crafting bug! Check out our free craft patterns and latest craft trends to learn more about the wonderful world of craft.
Need to make a buttonhole for your wedding day? Check out this great how to make buttonhole flowers guide from our friends at Gardens Illustrated.
Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.
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