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by Amy Christie

Amy Christie is the maker of the blog This Heart of Mine, a place where all the things she makes and all the things she loves come together. Her site is filled with doable DIYs, delicious recipes, and stories and photos from the real life of a wife and mother of two exuberant children. Amy currently resides in the Twin Cities in Minnesota with her family.

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  • Another wedding season is almost upon us and while the flower shops stock their coolers, photographers clean their equipment, and caterers ready their menus, the DIYers are hard at work—planning, researching, prepping, and making. Making a wedding perfect is hard work! With our busy wedding bees in mind, I have collected no less than 40 DIYs to share. From flowers and décor to guest book and favors, there is a lot of wedded-bliss-making to enjoy!

    Party Favors

    Seed Packet Favor
    This illustrated seed packet printable (above left) is easy to assemble and will really wow your guests. 

    Confetti Slingshot
    A slingshot for confetti? So fun!

  • Hot Sauce Wedding Favors
    Hot stuff! Share the wedding day spice with your guests with hot sauce favors.

    Bath Bomb Favors
    Pamper your bridesmaids with homemade bath bombs. Um, yes please!

    Glitter Top Favor Boxes
    Easily dress up favor boxes with a touch of glitter!

    Printable Wedding Favor Bags
    No boring bags here. Use this printable template for a neat twist on favors.

    Bachelorette Temporary Tattoos
    These would be THE BEST for a bachelorette party!

  • Printable Jar Labels
    Give your guests a sweet treat—a cupcake in a jar! Use these printable labels to make them extra wonderful.
  • Photos (clockwise from top left): Lia Griffith / Ruffled Blog / Paper N Stitch
  • Décor

    Cascading Paper Flower Garland

    Whether for a wedding or party (or wall décor for your home), this paper flower garland (above left) is amazing.

    DIY Doily Backdrop
    I love how simple and elegant this backdrop (above top right) is. It's just enough fancy for a special day.

    Fresh Flower Napkin Ring
    Guests won't just be talking about the great food at the reception. These fresh flower napkins rings (above bottom right) will knock their socks off.

    Decoupaged Candle Lanterns
    Scallops are one of my favorite patterns and I love the translucency of the tissue on glass. The candlelight is so soft and beautiful.

    Painted Votive Holder
    With a few simple materials, paint and tape, you can create fun and unique votives for any table.
  • Crepe Paper Anemones
    Whether escort cards or gorgeous décor, these crepe paper anemones (above left) are stunning.

    Giant Crepe Paper Roses
    I would just die to have one (or two or three) of these oversized flowers (above middle). They are extra glamorous.

    Paper Spiral Rose Centerpiece
    Spiral roses are so easy and cute, and when they're plopped on the ends of branches, they make for lovely centerpieces (above right).
  • Wayfair Guides
    Giant Polaroid Photo Frame
    Photo booths are just the most fun and this Polaroid frame (left) is perfect! I can just imagine the captions.

    Clay Steer Skull Escort Card
    Quirky? Yes. But also funky, unique, and super cool.

    Flower and Pedestal Centerpiece
    Use second-hand store find to create inexpensive centerpiece pedestals. Save the pennies for fun things like flowers!

    Mr. and Mrs. Seat Banner
    Create a sparkly banner to mark the seats for the special couple.

    Cupcake Toppers
    Take delicious cupcakes up a notch on the love scale with a floral heart topper.

  • Table Number Jar Lights
    This DIY is so easy and the outcome is lovely!

    Flour Aisle Runner
    Use a stencil and flour to make a one-of-a-kind aisle runner for an outdoor ceremony.
  • Stamped Napkins
    Even the napkins can be on the theme with a few stamps (above left).

    Mercury Glass Letter Ornaments
    All the beauty and fragility of mercury glass letters without the breakable-ness (above middle).

    Mini Terrarium Place Cards
    I adore these adorable mini terrarium place cards (above right). Just the cutest things ever!

    Rustic Wedding Signs
    Easy-to-make rustic signs point your guests in the right direction.
  • Photos (clockwise from left): Succulents and Sunshine / Green Wedding Shoes / Honestly WTF
  • For the Bride and Groom

    Succulent Boutonniere
    These are not your average boutonnieres, these succulent versions (above left) are unique, beautiful and totally make-able, by you.

    Bouquet with Hidden Water Source
    What a great idea! Make those beautiful flowers last just a bit longer with a hidden water source (above top right).

    Charm Bracelet
    I am in love with this bracelet (above bottom right). It's subtle yet substantial, simple yet exquisite. 
  • Wayfair Guides

    Wedding Date Label

    This unique DIY commemorates your wedding day in a very special way—a label inside the bodice of your gown or his tux jacket (if he owns it) marking your wedding date (left).

    Loose Braided Updo
    Beautiful hair is a must and this updo is sublime!

    Garter DIY
    Need something new or blue? Make your own lovely garter!

    Beaded Sash

    Add that something new with a simple, sparkly sash.

  • Guest Books, Invitations, and Gifts

    Wood Burned Guest Book
    Another fun twist for your guests - who needs to sign with a pen when guests can sign with a wood burner!
  • 'Date Jar' Guest Book 
    An interesting twist on the guest book! Get the advice of your guests for future date night activities (right).

    Instagram Save-the-Dates
    Use the cute pictures of you two from Instagram to personalize this printable save-the-date form (far right). It's sure to get everyone excited!

    Envelope Decorating with Paper Punches
    Weddings give you a good reason to send fun snail mail. With this, it will be extra beautiful.

    Printable Chalkboard Gift Tags
    These gift tags can be used anytime and anywhere, but I think they are exquisite for wedding use.

    Wedding Ceremony Wine Box
    I love this project. A beautiful keepsake box, complete with a bottle of wine, to be opened on the first anniversary. Make for a new couple or make for yourself!

    Whew! That is a lot of possibilities! It is going to be a fabulous wedding season. 

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