Weddings are incredibly personal events. Everyone wants beautiful decorations, but one person’s beautiful might be another’s simplistic. One person’s perfectly ornate wedding might be WAY over the top to another person.
I know a thing or two about DIYing a wedding. I DIYed mine. 9 years ago! I wasn’t a paper crafter then, and I’ve definitely learned how to make a more professional end product, but it was supremely perfect at the time.
Not only do DIY wedding projects often save money (have you noticed that adding the word “Wedding” to a product increases its value by a ton?) but they make a wedding more personal.
The issue with DIY weddings is that often they take a TON of time. The number of things you might have to make can be mind-boggling! Fortunately, for this project, it went together in a few short hours, if you ignore the macrame part!
One of the keys to large AMAZING decor pieces is repetition. I find it so pleasing, and making A LOT of one thing can speed up a project. This is especially true if you’re using an electronic cutting machine.
For this project, I cut out over a hundred tan and over a hundred ivory chevron shapes in mere minutes with my Brother Scan n Cut. Literally, all the cutting was done in roughly 20 minutes. To add an extra spark of interest, I ran a line of Scor-Tape down one side of all the chevrons and covered the exposed side of the tape with Tonic’s Nuvo Microfine glitter. That process probably took a couple of hours, but it wasn’t a bad way to spend time, I watched some Netflix while I was working; the time went by really quickly.
The macrame part by far took the longest, maybe a day or two. BUT it was worth it for this piece. If you’re REALLY short on time there are many ways to get around this, use several strings of twine and a few color-coordinated ribbons/yarns. Toss a few glitzy beads on it, BAM you’re done!
The jewels on the end of my strings not only add a touch of elegance to a rustic piece, but they also serve as a weight to keep the chevron shapes pointing downward. Mobiles like this need a little something to help them hang straight. The stick came from the forest! In all this project barely cost more than $15!
For this project I only needed a few supplies for it:
DCS Discount Natural Twine Kraft Cardstock
DCS Discount Textured Ivory Cardstock
Nuvo Sparkle Dust – Fresh Kiwi
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Thank you so much for following along! I hope you enjoyed my project!
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