DIY Wedding Craft Ideas
For those of you who are crafty with needle and thread, why not incorporate your craft into your wedding!? I have recently started sewing and have come to love crafty sewing projects and fun fabrics. There are so many projects and hand sewn items out there that would be perfect to integrate into a wedding. Depending on how ambitious you get, you can embrace everything from hand sewn details to funky fabric backdrops! Here are some crafty and unique ideas for a hand sewn wedding …
If you are planning to have sewing or fun fabrics be the reoccurring theme throughout your wedding .. why not start at the beginning? Once you decide on your wedding colors, you can pick a fabric that matches and create your own save the dates and/or invitations. This way the first impression your guests have of your wedding will tie in with the theme of the wedding day. I love these ideas for fabric designs on cards and using fabric to create post cards! You could even use the same style or fabrics for your thank you cards after the wedding.
If your wedding is going to be outdoors or in a space that needs a little dressing up, there are lots of great ideas out there for sewn details or decorations that can be used to spice up a space.
One way to do this is to use large panels of fabric. Set up the panels during an outdoor ceremony to add a little color and connect the space with your wedding colors or theme.
Or even hang fabric as a backdrop for pictures with your wedding party.
If there are any tables around your reception that need a little something extra, add some simple hand sewn items for a personal touch. These Live, Love, Laugh apples and the Love pears are simple and sweet! You could choose any colors and add any words or sayings that are special to you to make them unique.
Create a custom guest book! Cover your guestbook with fabric that goes with your wedding colors!
I came across this guestbook quilt and absolutely LOVED the idea! The quilt can be made in the months leading up to the wedding and can include images of the bride and groom with emplty spaces for quests to sign. If you don’t want images on the quilt, you could simply use fabrics that fit in with your wedding colors. Hang the quilt in the reception and provide fabric markers for quests so they can sign! This will also be a nice keepsake from your wedding … What would be better than cuddling up with your new hubby in a quilt signed by your closest friends and family!?
Hand sewn table numbers are a fun idea …
Fabric flower bouquets are a popular choice with DIY brides.
Showing off your craft with handmade favors is a great way to thank your guests for their attendance on your special day. These fortune cookies are cute … and you can include a hand written thank you, a loving saying, or some candies! There are simple instructions on MarthaStewart.com.
I could go on and on with sewing ideas to include in a wedding. There are just so many possibilities! You could create fabric jewelry, hair accessories … even make your own wedding attire!
Of course doing ALL of this is a huge amount of work to take on, but even incorporating one or two hand sewn elements can give your wedding a more personal touch by showing off your work and also sharing something that you love with your guests.
If you love to sew, why look elsewhere for personalized wedding details? Create your own! You’ll have fun doing something you love and won’t have to stress about finding things that fit your taste and needs. Stitch away your wedding stress and enjoy creating custom elements that will impress everyone who attends your wedding celebration!
Love these ideas but have no sewing skills … or the time to make your own? Don’t fret! You can get most of the items listed above online from individual sellers (many who will create custom designs to fit your wedding needs).