4 Simple and Chic DIY Ideas for Any Winter Wedding

Photo by Erica Ann Photography & Fine Art

What makes a winter wedding so charming is the simplicity of the planning and details. A DIY winter wedding creates a homemade, warm vibe for guests to enjoy during the cold, bare winter months.

Since many of us are in DIY mode already this time of year, let the handmade gifts, baked goods and craftiness of the season inspire you to create one, or all, of these easy and creative winter wedding ideas!

Winter Wedding Banner Idea. Photo by Jackie Wonders Photography
Winter Wedding Banner Idea. Photo by Jackie Wonders Photography

1. Holiday wedding banner: This DIY wedding banner is easy décor that is completely customizable. Match the banner to your wedding colors, or the colors of the season, and create what you want said. Some of our favorite wedding banner ideas for the winter season include “Be Married”, “Oh Joy” and “Make it Merry.” This DIY holiday banner can be made with burlap or lace material in place of fabric for instant vintage charm!

Woodsy Winter Centerpiece Idea. Photo by Pictilio

2. Woodsy winter centerpiece: This rustic winter wedding centerpiece is simply made from tree stumps, a gold spray-painted Mason jar and cotton arrangement. If you’d prefer flowers in your Mason jar, check out this winter-inspired floral. If you are inspired by this gold centerpiece, we have all the gold wedding details you need to make your big day shine!

DIY Pinecone Seating Card Holder. Photo via Project Wedding
Snowy Pinecone Seating Card Holder via FairyfolkWeddings on Etsy

3. Pinecone seating card holders: Pinecones are natural wedding elements that are easy to incorporate into a winter wedding. Many winter brides add pinecones to their bouquet, the groom’s boutonniere or the centerpieces. How about this adorable 3-step pinecone seating card holder project that could also serve as a keepsake for your guests? We love the idea of adding white spray-paint or “snow” to the pinecones for a nature-inspired winter wedding.

Hot Cocoa Ornament Wedding Favor. Photo by Carly Taylor
Hot Cocoa Ornament Wedding Favor. Photo by Carly Taylor
Hot Cocoa Ornament Wedding Favor. Photo by Carly Taylor

4. Hot cocoa ornament favor: Everyone knows the chilly winter season is the perfect opportunity for hot chocolate! This warm winter tradition makes an easy wedding favor ornament with everything needed to make hot cocoa – just add water. The ornament, complete with pretty ribbon and a tag, would make the perfect two-in-one keepsake that guests can display after they enjoy what’s inside. Best part is, this wedding favor idea is super affordable with most craft or wholesale stores selling plastic or glass ornaments in bulk for cheap!

If you are a DIY bride planning a winter wedding, we’d love to know what ideas you will use for your wedding. Let us know what inspires you this season, in the comment section below!

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