The joining of two souls in marriage is a sacred thing that should be marked with a special celebration.
But you shouldn’t have to go broke just to throw yourself a nice wedding.
The good news is that you don’t have to! That’s why there are so many people who choose to have DIY weddings. Since winter weddings are such a popular wedding theme, we’d decided to compile our favorite DIY winter wedding decor ideas for you.
Here are 15 DIY winter wedding decor ideas you can totally pull off yourself:
1) Ornamental Centerpiece
Everything you see below can be purchased at the dollar store. Get yourself some festive colored charger plates, large candles, and some packs of ornaments to arrange around your candle. You can find more winter wedding centerpieces ideas here.
2) Rosemary Wreath Placecards
These are cute and offer a simple personalized touch at your wedding. They really give your table settings the extra flare that looks like a wedding planner had them custom created. Learn how to make them here.
3) Twig and Berry Centerpieces
These are great for a winter wedding with an earthy vibe. Use a dollar store votive holder and fill it with water, berries, and some pine twigs. Top it with a floating candle. You can buy in bulk on most dollar store’s websites, so you don’t have to worry about finding enough matching votives in one store.
4) Paper Flower Corsage
Want the look of corsage flowers without paying for them? Make paper flower corsages. Get all the details on how to make them here.
5) Givenchy Inspired Headpiece
This headpiece is GORGEOUS. You’d probably spend hundreds on something like this at the store. Buy yourself some Swavorski crystal beads and make your own. The instructions can be found here.
6) Make A Hot Chocolate Bar
This is a fun way to add a little something extra to your wedding without spending a lot of money. Just have a large machine or container to hold your hot chocolate and keep it hot. Then buy glass containers from the dollar store and fill it with things to top your hot chocolate with like chocolate chips, candy canes, or coconut. Find details on this project here.
7) Photo Holders/Seat Markers
Photo holders make great take-home gifts and even better seat markers. These are super easy to make. You just need some spray paint, wire, and a glue gun. Paint them gold or silver and top with a winter-themed photo for your winter wedding. Get the tutorial here.
8) Gold Bottle Candle Holders
Instead of buying fancy candle holders, you can make your own. Just spray paint some bottles in gold or another metallic color and pop in a candle. You can place them around your party space for decor or use as a centerpiece.
9) Etched Votive Holder
Candles are just a nice way to set a romantic mood for your wedding. Instead of plain votive holders, etch a winter design into votives you find from the dollar store. Learn how here.
10) Snow Covered Pine Cones
You can use pine cones in a variety of ways for your winter wedding. They look extra festive when you make them look like they are covered in snow, which you can learn how to do here. Once you collect and prepare your pine cones you can turn them into all different kinds of decor like a chandelier. Get some ideas here.
11) Tree Stumps
Tree stumps and slices offer an earthy rustic look. Kind of like you’re in a beautiful winter forest. Use them to create depth and dimension in your tablescapes.
12) Put Things In Jars
You can find beautiful apothecary jars in bulk for a discount online. You can fill them with all kinds of different things. Filling them with flowers, pine cones, and ornaments creates a festive holiday look.
13) Beaded Wire
Use beaded wire to create stunning centerpieces. Wrap it around some painted branches for a magical feel. Your branches can be placed inside a glass container and anchored in places with marbles or beads.
14) Christmas Tree Decor
Nothing says Christmas like a Christmas tree. Buy some inexpensive mini ones and decorate them on your own. Use them as centerpieces or as decor elsewhere. You can even make trees out of beads, balls, and pine cones if you don’t want pine needles everywhere.
15) Gingerbread Houses
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If you’re going for a kitschy Christmas themed wedding that’s fun, use gingerbread houses as decor. You can make your own gingerbread or buy those pre-made kits. They can be used as table centerpieces or elsewhere to transform your space into a festive wonderland.
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