Weddings are such beautiful events – even more so when they have that great rustic charm. Rustic weddings have gotten really popular over the past few years. It seems like everyone wants to add that rustic look to their upcoming nuptials so if that’s your dream wedding, you are certainly not alone. I love the rustic look and have used it myself in a few weddings that I’ve decorated over the years. If you are planning a wedding and you want your wedding or reception – or both – to have that rustic charm, I’ve found 35 beautiful decorations for you to DIY.
Planning and decorating for a wedding is one of my favorite things to do. Weddings are filled with such love and hope that you just can’t help but get excited, right? Of course, I also get really excited when I find a new DIY project, so planning a DIY wedding may possible be my favorite thing in the world. Paper flowers always come to mind when planning a rustic wedding, and there’s a great tutorial for making paper flowers that will help you to fill your venue with beautiful flora.
Whether you’re planning an indoor or outdoor wedding, there is a wonderful way for you to add some rustic beauty. Whether your wedding is set to take place in a traditional church or an old barn – which by the way would be perfect for a rustic wedding – I’m sure you’re going to find something in this list that will help you to decorate, and these projects are really cheap and really easy to put together. Oh and if you happen to be getting married at home and want to dress up the yard for the event, be sure to check out these 20 charming mini water garden ideas.
If you’re getting married soon, Congratulations! I wish you years of happiness and joy. And, to start off right on your new adventure, be sure to take a look at these 35 breathtaking DIY rustic wedding decorations to decorate for the wedding of your dreams.
1. Baby’s Breath Wedding Globes
Baby’s breath really screams wedding and these DIY baby’s breath globes have such a wonderful rustic quality. They’re pretty easy to make, too, so they’re perfect for your rustic wedding. You can hang these throughout the wedding ceremony venue or the reception area. You just need foam globes, floral wire and fresh or silk baby’s breath.
2. Burlap And Lace Chair Décor
Burlap is really perfect for getting that rustic look and these burlap and lace chair decorations are perfect for any rustic wedding. You don’t even need to do a lot of work for these. Just create huge burlap bows, tie them up with lace for the center and then add your Mr. and Mrs. They’re perfect for naming the chairs for your reception and are sure to add the perfect rustic touch to your wedding.
3. Rustic Lace And Burlap Garland
You can really add that rustic touch with a garland made out of burlap and lace. These would be relatively easy to make – just tie up strips of burlap and lace fabric onto twine and then hang them throughout your reception or wedding area. If you prefer not to have to do it yourself, I found this one on Etsy for under $25 and it’s three feet long – plus you have color choices for the fabric.
4. Gorgeous Reception Table Runner
Whether your wedding reception is being held in a barn, outdoors, or in a traditional venue, you can add that rustic charm with this gorgeous burlap table runner. These are great for all sorts of occasions – I have one on my dining room table right now – and are perfect for adding a country touch to your wedding décor. Plus, they’re pretty easy to make and they really are beautiful, aren’t they?
5. Rustic Twine And Lace Unity Candle
If you plan to light a unity candle at your rustic wedding, why not make it this lovely lace and twine candle? This one is on Etsy, and you actually get the large unity candle and the two smaller candles for under $35. You can’t find them at any department store for that price. You could make them yourself but if you’re not looking to completely DIY your wedding or you’re running out of time, these are perfect.
6. Burlap Cutlery Holders
time if you have to make several. You can start them ahead of time though and have plenty of time to have them on your reception tables on your big day.
7. Rustic Twig Letter Banner
You can make these great rustic twig letters to use in any number of ways. I think they would look great on a banner announcing your reception but you could also make them into numbers for your tables or even arrange them to spell “love” to set off the mood for your special day. They’re pretty easy and as long as you can find twigs outside, these are completely free to make.
8. Flower Box Cooler
This wooden flower box is perfect for holding cold drinks for an outdoor wedding reception. Not only does it look great – it’s wooden and it has a really nice rustic appeal. You could build the flower box yourself out of pallets if you don’t have one on hand – just a thought.
9. DIY Mr. And Mrs. Banner
I love this Mr. and Mrs. banner that would be perfect to hang above the main table at your wedding reception. You could put it anywhere you wanted and it’s really easy to make. The burlap makes it perfect for rustic weddings and you can actually do the letters in any color you need to match the wedding décor. You just cut squares of burlap and then stencil in the letters.
10. DIY Pallet Picture Collage
Pallets are certainly going to give your wedding a nice rustic touch. I love this pallet collage idea. You can add pictures of you and your soon to be spouse from throughout your relationship and hang them on an old pallet. You can find pallets at many stores or lumber yards and they’re pretty cheap – some places will even let you have them, especially if you tell them they’re for your wedding.
11. Mason Jar Hanging Aisle Décor
Mason jars just scream rustic décor, don’t they? These mason jar hanging vases are perfect for rustic wedding decorating and they’re very easy to make. You just choose however many jars you need, add lace or burlap and then your flowers of choice. Tie a piece of twine to the top of each of your jars and you have the perfect aisle decoration. You can also use these as table decorations at your reception.
12. Homemade Rustic Wedding Wish Tree
Not only does this little wish tree add a rustic touch to your wedding or reception, it also gives your guests the opportunity to give the gift that keeps on giving – cash. I’ve been to several weddings over the years that have a wish tree and this one is really adorable. The tree itself is really easy to make and when it’s finished, you just leave little note cards and envelopes for guests to offer their warm wishes. Many of them will also offer a cash gift to go along with their kind words.
13. DIY Rustic Driftwood Candelabra
You need a centerpiece for the reception, right? Or a decoration for the actual wedding…which is where this lovely driftwood candelabra comes in. It adds the perfect rustic touch and would even work really well for beach themed weddings. Decorated with succulents and taper candles, this just might be the most beautiful decoration at your wedding and when the ceremony is over, you can take it home and display it for years to come.
14. Rustic Key Mason Jar Vase
Sometimes the simplest things can make the grandest of statements. Take this mason jar vase for example. The addition of an old skeleton key gives it a lovely rustic look. You can buy skeleton keys at most craft and hobby stores and then vase itself is very easy to put together. Just add burlap and lace to a mason jar, tie on the key with twine and then add your flowers. This is perfect for adorning those wedding reception tables.
15. Easy DIY Flower Chandelier
This flower chandelier not only gives your wedding a rustic touch, it gives it an elegant and beautiful one as well. This is so easy to make and would be perfect for the wedding ceremony or the reception. You can use fresh flowers if that’s what you’re using in the wedding or make them with silk flowers if you want them to last for a while after the big day.
16. Lighted Hula Hoop Chandelier
You’ve probably seen this great hula hoop chandelier project at some point. I think it would be perfect for rustic weddings, especially if you are planning the ceremony or the reception after dark. It’s really easy to make with a hula hoop – which you can get at the Dollar Store for a dollar – and some clear Christmas lights. You could even add silk flowers if you really wanted to dress it up or hang some burlap bows from it to make it even more rustic looking.
17. DIY LED Mason Jar Lights
Mason jars really are great for rustic wedding décor. You can do so many things with them. Just take a look at this LED mason jar light. Take a few empty mason jars and fill them with cheap LED lights that you can get at the Dollar Store and you’ve got a gorgeous display for your wedding or reception. You can even paint the jars first to give them a nice frosted look.