How to Craft Perfect Rustic Wedding Decorations

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If you plan on getting back to nature with your wedding theme, then you’ll just love this crafty compilation of rustic wedding decorations from the lovely Penelope Quinn. Why not create your own elegant pressed flower place cards, or replace traditional wedding favours with hand decorated seed packets for each of your guests to grow in their garden? Check out Penelope’s gorgeous ideas below, and let us know which is your favourite in the comments!

Pressed Flower Place Cards:

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Take some flowers, and press them in between two large books for two weeks, or if you’re in a rush, iron them on very low heat for 10 – 15 minutes, between two sheets of baking paper. Glue them onto a card and write the person’s name with a nice pen.

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DIY Seed Packet Favours:

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Take a brown paper bag or favour box, and write a nice message on the front such as ‘let love grow’. Fill with seeds such as wild seeds or lavender, then fold over the top, punch two holes, and secure with twine.

DIY Candle Holders:

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Take some rosemary and gently twist round some fine gold wire. Secure around your tea light, then place on top of a wooden slice. Finish with tags.

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Rustic Wedding Backdrop:

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Using wooden dowel and PVC pipe connectors (available in the plumbing section of the hardware store) build a structure that’s two meters high, by 1.5 meters wide. Decorate with tulle, geometric shapes cut from gold card (I spray painted card gold on both sides for a more ‘matte’ effect) and branches.

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Burlap Cutlery Holder:

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Take a piece of burlap, 40 cms long and 15cm wide. Use Mod Podge to glue a piece of lace to half of the burlap. Then fold over the bottom third, and secure with hot glue. Decorate with rosemary and fine gold wire.

Perfect for adding a touch of elegance and charm to your big day, these rustic wedding decorations are an easy way to breath life into your wedding venue with your own crafty ingenuity. Will you be recreating any of the ideas above, or have you crafted for a wedding in the past? Let us know in the comments!

If you’d like to see the rest of our creative wedding ideas, check out more inspiration-filled articles and tutorials right here.

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