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DIY Wedding Ideas for the Crafty Couple, from Decorations to Invitations

These DIY wedding decorations, invitations and hen night ideas will make all of your DIY wedding wishes come true.

This past year, weddings have been postponed, altered, socially distanced and revised as a virtual affair. Even in the whirlwind of changing plans and safety guidelines, as couples come out of lockdown to get hitched, one thing’s certain: love persists, and weddings are the perfect occasion to celebrate this.

Concern for sustainability and the desire to be a little different makes DIY wedding decor and details a winner for brides and grooms from all walks of life. If you’re planning a wedding and need fresh ideas on how to make your day as unique as you are, we’ve got you covered.

Perfectly Pretty Paper Roses

Karolina Merska's paper rose

Karolina Merska's paper roses are like our favourite Pinterest boards come to life. And with all that we now know about the environmental impact of cut flowers, it makes a perfect replacement that lasts far longer than fresh cut flowers. In this easy-to-follow course, you'll learn how to make a paper rose from crepe paper with pajaki maker, Karolina Merska, in less than an hour.

Woven hearts that make stunning and sustainable wedding dinner centrepiece

3 woven hearts made of cane

The universal symbol of love is reinvented as a quirky yet elegant woven sculpture that makes all of our cottagecore dreams come true. Artist Julia Clarke teaches you how to prep and weave these hearts using lapping cane, a sustainable natural material that is long-lasting and handsome-looking in any room. Create one or many, get into the mindful rhythm of weaving, and make your wedding decor both sustainable and charming.

Magical pajaki chandeliers for an unforgettably tasteful hen night

Pajaki chandelier made of colourful papers and tissue paper pom poms hanging from the ceiling

Ditch the plastic glitter of hen nights and opt for an activity that is both soulful and fun. Polish Pajaki chandeliers are traditionally made and hung to celebrate spring, symbolising health and happiness with their festive colours and blooming shape. Wish the bride-to-be of your friendship circle a life of health and happiness by coming together to create these beautifully intricate chandeliers, and let everyone take home a Pajaki of their creation that they'll be proud to display. Our course is taught by the Pajaki master Karolina Merska, who will show you each step in mastering this art.

Cyanotype invitations for wedding guests, hen parties and more

Cyanotype print of botanicals bordering a blue background

The ever-satisfying process of creating cyanotypes, sometimes referred to as sun prints, is used to make stunning botanical prints on a handsome Prussian blue background. Use this cyanotype greeting card kit from Mapp of London to create wedding invites unlike any others, or set the tone for a creative and artsy hen party by sending these out as hen do invites.

For even more DIY Wedding ideas, see the Yodomo DIY Wedding Collection and be inspired to create.