Looking for ways to make your wedding celebration reflect you and your partner's personalities? Think bunting, banners, napkins, and table runners. Spoonflower team member Jenny here to offer up a few ideas for using custom fabric to make your DIY wedding feel more authentic and unique to you. With a bit of resourcefulness and the chance to show off your creativity and crafting skills, you're just a few fun and easy projects away from curating the wedding vibe of your dreams.
Banners & Bunting
Bunting is playful and adds a great deal of personality to an event.You just can't create the same charming vibe any other way! Check out this tutorial on how to make bunting for your special occasion.
Caroline, the bride pictured above, shared, "My absolute favorite design element of our big day was the bunting. While sitting there and tracing the triangles, cutting them out, cutting holes, and stringing it wasn’t the most fun thing my mom and I have ever done, I LOVED the way it turned out! We decided to have it behind the altar, and I love the way the pictures of our ceremony look! We put the bunting so many places: behind the guest book table, around the cake table, behind the biscuit bar table. I think it looked so great and it reminds me of our fun, casual personalities!" – Tennessee Picnic Wedding, SouthernWeddings.com
If you feel like skipping the sewing machine on this one, this Etsy shop will whip up any type of fabric wedding signage or décor you can dream up, and they take custom orders.
Napkins are about the fastest sewing project that exists. Just stitch up a square using coordinating designs and use your sewing machine or serger to finish the job. Wedding guests love to have something tangible and simple to remember the day by–imagine how handy the charming souvenir could be as a pocket square, handkerchief, or picnic basket accompaniment to remind them of your happy day.
Here's a tutorial for making simple custom fabric napkins, and here's how to make fancy mitered corners if you want to take it up a notch! Alternatively, keep it a no-sew project by just pinking the edges.
Spoonflower offers elegant, soft fabrics that would be ideal for a wedding–try Silk Crepe de Chine, Organic Cotton Sateen, or Linen-Cotton Canvas. For more on custom table settings and textures, read DIY wedding tips and advice from event designer and wedding planner Xochitl of AaB Creates in New York City!
There are endless paths you could take with table runners or table cloths. Go geometric, ditsy floral, vintage floral, or zig-zag stripes like above printed on Eco Canvas, Poly Crepe de Chine, or Linen-Cotton Canvas for the ideal weight and feel for your wedding.
Big fan of color? Want to leave a lasting impression? Try something completely new like geometric 3D table runners using custom printed gift wrap for the 3D geometric shapes (aka platonic solids). Read the tutorial on how to make this look totally yours and the step-by-step on how to make colorful 3D platonic solids.
Let us know your DIY wedding ideas and crafting victories in the comments below!