When you start to plan for your big event, a lot of things start to become clear. One of those things is probably how much you can’t afford. Well, you aren’t alone! There are many ladies out there DIY-ing their way through the planning process! We’ve come up with a list of fun 17 DIY projects you can make for your quince or wedding, using items you probably have at home!
Baby Food Jar Favors
These are so cute and easy! If you have a baby in the family, start saving those baby food jars! Turn them into adorable jars for favors with this easy tutorial via Crafty Morning.
Paper Cones for Favors
Have some pretty paper at home? You can whip up these paper cones for favors! Fill them with goodies, then decorate them with a little charm, like the butterfly they used, and a little message. See the tutorial here, via Weddbook.
Sugar Scrub Favors
If you are a spa queen, you’ll love these DIY sugar scrub favors! Let your guests pamper themselves and scrub away all their worries. Follow the full tutorial here, via Love Vividly.
Envelope Cookie Favors
These might possibly be the easiest favors we have seen! If you have some pretty scrapbook paper at home, you can whip these up in no time. Bake your favorite cookie to fill the envelopes and, voila! Tutorial found here via Minted.
Most of us have a drawer full of old party supplies, such as streamers, at home. Put those streamers to use with a DIY photo backdrop! Find the easy peasy tutorial here: DIY photo backdrop via Wedding Wire.
PVC Pipe Backdrop
This one is a little tricky because PVC pipe might not be something you have sitting around your house. But, it might be! If you have some extra PVC (or you’re willing to spend $10 on some), you can create a really cute, movable photo backdrop frame. See the full tutorial here, via Down Home Inspiration.
If you’re a crafty person, you might have some spare ribbon at home. If you have a few different colors and textures, then that’s even better! Simply tie the ends of the ribbon to a rope or pipe and let them hang. While we couldn’t find a tutorial, we found this photo on Etsy, which looks pretty simple!
Wrapping Paper Backdrop
Is your mom one of those people that hoards wrapping paper? If she is, you might just be in luck! Pick out a pretty wrapping paper to use as a backdrop for your party and drape it over a garment rack. Follow the full instructions here, via Creative Cain Cabin.
These giant polaroid frames are sooo cute and simple! If you have some extra white foam board or poster board at home (maybe from an old school project?) you can make this yourself! If you have letter stickers, you can decorate the bottom with your name, or just write it on with a sharpie. Check out this tutorial via Lyndi’s Projects.
Tissue Paper Garland
Garlands can be used to decorate a photo backdrop, the dessert table backdrop, or even the front of the head table. This tissue paper garland look fairly easy, and best of all, doesn’t require many supplies. Here’s what you need: tissue paper, string, scissors, and a hot glue gun. Follow this tutorial to make your own, via Society 19.
These are so cute and simple! You can make this garland if you have some yarn at home and scissors. Follow this tutorial via Fall for DIY to make yours!
Coffee Filter Garland
Ok, you definitely have coffee filters at home, right? If not, you can pick some up at the dollar store! This garland is awesome because it so BIG. Make your own with the tutorial via 31 Bits.
Giant Paper Flowers
Paper flowers are a huge rising trend right now. You can make them in all sizes and use them to decorate anything from your photo backdrop to your dessert table. All you need to make them is some cardstock or thick paper, scissors, and glue! Read the full tutorial here, via The Craft Patch Blog.
Paper Towel Roll Monograms
Everyone has paper towels at home, right? Save onto those rolls instead of tossing them! You could save enough for one letter, or enough to spell out your whole name! Found on Homely.
Mason Jars for Candy Bar
Most of us have some mason jars sitting around the house. If you have some large ones, you can use them to create jars for your DIY candy bar or dessert table. Get your full instructions here via Little House of Four.
Upcycled Can Centerpieces
Here is another idea we found via Little House of Four. Save cans- small and large- to use for your party! You an upcycle them by painting them, adding ribbon or burlap, or by covering them with pretty paper! These could be used for centerpieces or favors.
Paint Dipped Jars
You could use these adorable decorative jars for anything, from votives to favors, to flower vases! Simply clean off the jars, dip them in paint and turn them upside down to dry! Follow all the instructions here, via Apples & Onions.
We hope you enjoyed these DIY projects and tutorials!