DIY Ideas For Your Rustic Country Wedding

If you are anything like me then you love the DIY look at weddings. By incorporating the DIY look into your wedding decor you get the chance to really put your own “stamp” on the day and it allows you to really have the items reflect your individual style. Sometime I hear from brides who are scared off by the DIY title because they feel they are not crafty enough to pull off a DIY project, but in reality most DIY projects are easy enough for anyone to put together, the trick is finding the right resources to help you pull the look together. Here are a few products which I featured in my appearance today on Better CT.

Personalized Mason Jar Favors

Sending your guest home with a sweet treat at the end of the evening is a great way to cap off your wedding celebration. These personalized mason jar favors can be filled with jam, honey or candy and are a great way to thank you guest for sharing in your day. You can either take this entire project on your own or you can get this DIY look with a little help from The Cherry Grove shop over on Etsy. I worked with The Cherry Grove to pick a small mason jar with a light blue and white checked fabric and a sweet little tag as one of my featured items on Better CT today.

Gable Box Welcome Bag

If your budget allows I always suggest to brides that they welcome their out of town guest to their wedding weekend with a welcome bag. These kraft gable boxes which I found over at Whispering Pines Catalog are the perfect size for filling with snacks, little treasures or information about your wedding location. We tied on a little ribbon and topped it off with a vintage postcard with a welcome note.

Burlap Wrapped Vase Hurricanes

One of my favorite things at a wedding is when the lights are dimmed and the soft glow of candlelight is lighting up the room. These burlap wrapped vase hurricanes work as either a vase for flowers or for a candle hurricane and make for the perfect rustic wedding centerpiece. When the candles are light the glow showing through the burlap is just downright magical. Again, this is a great DIY project if your have the crafty bone or you can head over to our friends at Rustic Blend and purchase the set and get the DIY look in one easy step!

Tin Can Vase

This is a DIY project that anyone no matter what level crafter you may be can pull off. This is a simple tin can vase where the label was removed and cleaned up a bit and topped off with beautiful flowers. This is a wonderful way to “up-cycle” items for your wedding and this project is perfect budget friendly brides. This vase image came from a beautiful farm style wedding which you can see here.

Sources – mason jar favors: The Cherry Grove / gable boxes: Whispering Pines Catalog / burlap vases: Rustic Blend / tin can vase: photography by Karen Seifert Photography


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    Jennifer Housewright
    July 23, 2012 at 11:51 am

    It show on the website 3 candles that look like they have sticks wrapped around them. I was just wondering if that is what it is or if they are sold that way? My daughter is getting married in Septemer of 2012 and really loves those, just wonderig if those are a diy or if they are to be purched.
    Thank You Very Much,
    Jennifer Housewright

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    May 9, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Awesome job! Congrats!

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