I have been making SO many things for my upcoming wedding!! I am obsessed with DIY. I just love knowing "I made this" (or, "my dad made this" - which will be the case for a few things I will be posting soon!). It is so nice to have almost everything booked and to be at the point where I can work on designing the decor (the fun part!). Here are a few of the EASIEST and most SIMPLE crafts I have been working on. These were so quick to put together and I feel like they really add a nice touch. Plus, they are super affordable! We have tons of real flowers at our wedding, but I still wanted a few groupings on side tables (like at the Photo Booth and candy bar), so faux flowers work great! They are affordable, plus I can sell or donate them after the wedding!
This is SOO easy - I picked up lanterns at Target (I bought these last summer and use them as decor in my house!). I simply cut off portions of a branch of fake flowers (picked up at Michael's half off) and arranged them in the lantern. I like how they look like they are spilling out!
I love these little blue lanterns! I collect vintage blue mason jars, so I was really excited when Ball introduced these pint-sized heritage blue ball jars. I bought four cases of these for the wedding; I am using 8 as lanterns, 5 for the next craft, and the rest will go on the tables as decor (with real flowers!). These lanterns are too easy; I simply tied twine (purchased at Home Depot for a whopping $2.50) around the lid and hug! Make sure you use a small candle with this - you don't want your twine handle to burn up! Another option is electric candles. You could make the handle from a metal material, but again, this is super fast, simple, and easy - and it works!
And the easiest craft of all - and how I am using my other blue mason jars - are these cute little displays! I made five in all, and I plan to have them at the candy bar, drink dispensers, the lounge area, and probably at the gift table. They look pretty real - especially from a bit of a distance (that's why I wouldn't use them on the dinner tables - we have lots of beautiful real flowers there!). My future mother-in-law got these at Michael's (also half off) and I just plopped them into these blue mason jars. So easy! You could always add ribbon (polka dot, of course!) and hot glue for an extra touch.