Wedding craft ideas for your inspiration
I was browsing through the Two Peas in a Bucket projects gallery and saw a lot of really cool DIY wedding projects by their community. Adding a personal, handmade touch to wedding paraphernalia can certainly make your celebration a lot more special so allow me to share some favorite projects from their showcase for your inspiration.
Consider making your wedding album by hand. It’s not only practical and economical, it also lets you relive the memorable moments of your wedding while coming up with a one-of-a-kind creation you can treasure for years! Here are some that caught my eye:
My Fairytale Wedding by Jennifer Scraps
(Uses materials from Maya Road, Bo Bunny, and October Afternoon)
An accordion wedding scrapbook by jacqyeo
Special Day by mamendonca (See many other DIY projects on her blog).
It’s a Wedding Party by RebeccaLeighAnn. She also describes how to make the paper flowers on her blog.
(Uses the Martha Stewart Circle Cutter and various patterned paper).
If you have a lot of time to spare, making your own favor boxes is a fun way to bond with your bridesmaids (or groom, if he’s willing to make them with you)! Check out these wonderfully creative handmade boxes from the community.
Cupcake Shaped Box by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs. See the tutorial on her blog.
Floral pillow box by roree
(Uses card stock from Paper Reflections, patterned paper by Fancy Pants, and transparency by Hambly)
Wedding Gift Box by ania79
(Uses Distress Crackle Paint, patterned paper by Fancy Pants and cardstock by Bazzill)
Assorted pillow boxes by bluecrea
Altered Take-Out Boxes by Justlulu
While you’re at it, you can make your own cards and handmade wedding invitations too — and they don’t necessarily have to be flat! Here are some gorgeous, out-of-the-box ideas to inspire you.
Matchbox Wedding Announcement by Dani_T. See her blog for directions and more DIY projects.
(Uses supplies by Melissa Frances)
BG Wedding Invite by jedigirl
Happily Ever After by trscudder
(Uses rub-ons by Making Memories)
Butterfly Punch wedding card by kraftybuns
(Uses a butterfly punch)
Be Mine Invitation Collection by JRipp
(Uses the Be Mine Collection Kit by Echo Park and tissue tape)
Wedding Cake Card by Joey73
(Uses cardstock by Bazzill, pearls by Basic Grey)
Still feeling arts and craftsy after the big day? Here are some more DIY wedding projects to relax you after all that wedding planning:
Keep your trinkets and wedding memorabilia safe in a beautiful handmade wedding keepsake box, such as the one below.
Wedding keepsake box by cmjtmiller
Make wedding memory shadow boxes containing photos from your wedding, petals from your bouquet, your groom’s cufflinks, ribbons from your headpiece and other elements to remember your special day by.
Wedding Shadow Boxes by evalicious
Use a handmade wedding book featuring your wedding’s motif and pockets to hold important paraphernalia like your invitation and CDs of your music and / or wedding video.
Wedding book by [Sandrine]
I hope seeing all those pretty handmade wedding projects got your creative juices flowing! (I’m pumped up myself and am actually getting ready to make our own travel journals and shadow boxes.) To make it easier for you, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite patterned paper, specialty paper kits, paper punches, craft ribbons, and flower embellishments although you can also go and browse the wide range of scrapbooking products at [avantlink_ad merchant="Two Peas in a Bucket" title="Homepage Text Link"][/avantlink_ad]
Tags: DIY, handmade, handmade weddings, inspiration, non-traditional invitations