10 DIY Furniture & Decor Projects You Can Make for Your Wedding (Then Use at Home Later)

10 DIY Furniture & Decor Projects You Can Make for Your Wedding (Then Use at Home Later)

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Taryn Williford
Apr 17, 2016
(Image credit: Grey Likes Nesting)

Going the DIY route isn't always worth the time, effort and cost of materials. But if you can get multiple uses out of your project – like, say, as a ceremony backdrop at your wedding, then as a hanging behind the bed in your apartment – it makes taking on that project just a little (ok, a lot) more worthwhile.

There's a wealth of ideas for wedding DIY projects on Pinterest and across the web, but we gathered ten particularly beautiful and useful ones here.

DIY Marquee Lights (above)

From Ashley Rose on Grey Likes Nesting

At the wedding: As a decoration on a cake table or at the bar.
At home: On a mantle or bookshelf.

Pallet Lounge Sofas

Spotted in a Style Me Pretty wedding shot by Yasmin Khajavi

At the wedding: As a lounge around the dance floor or during cocktail hour.
At home: On the balcony or patio.

(Image credit: Green Wedding Shoes)
(Image credit: Green Wedding Shoes)

DIY Ombre Macrame Wall Hanging

From Laura Stewart on Green Wedding Shoes

At the wedding: As a ceremony backdrop or dessert bar decoration.
At home: Behind the bed or anywhere on the walls.

(Image credit: Style Me Pretty Living)

DIY Rope Ottomans

From Style Me Pretty

At the wedding: Stacked as stools for a lounge area.
At home: Stacked as stools or footrests in the living room or outside.

(Image credit: Design for Mankind)

Scalloped Candle Holders

From Design for Mankind

At the wedding: In a natural, kinda bohemian centerpiece.
At home: On a shelf or mantle.

(Image credit: Say Yes)

DIY Lace Cement Votives

From Say Yes

At the wedding: Worked into a centerpiece, or anywhere else.
At home: In the bathroom or out on the patio.

(Image credit: Ruth Eileen Photography)

DIY Modern Gold Garland

From Style Me Pretty

At the wedding: As a ceremony backdrop or draped as decoration.
At home: For a holiday garland around a door or down the stairs.

(Image credit: Joann)

Wood Tea Light Holder

From Joann Fabrics

At the wedding: As a rustic centerpiece.
At home: As a "runner" on the dining room table.

Striped Fabric Table Runner

From a Ruffled wedding

At the wedding: As a table runner down the head table.
At home: As a table runner down the only table.

(Image credit: Lauren Donaldson)

Modern DIY Candleabra

From Houzz

At the wedding: As a sleek, minimal table centerpiece.
At home: On the dining table as a sleek, minimal centerpiece.

Which of these would you want to take home?

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