How to DIY 2017’s Top Wedding Trends

You don’t need to be a pro to pull off these easy wedding crafts.
by Kate Traverson
couple playing wedding games at oudoor reception

Weddings are the perfect occasion to express your creative side. When else can you be a party planner, interior decorator and fashion stylist all at once? Luckily, personalized touches are totally in style, with plenty of couples opting for fun and innovative twists on tradition. If you’re feeling crafty, several of this year’s biggest trends are also super easy to DIY. With the Cricut Explore machine, you can print and cut hundreds of different designs with the click of a mouse—no art degree required. Check out some of our favorites below or browse even more awesome wedding inspiration from Cricut’s user-generated design space.

  1. 1. Let the Games Begin

    tic-tac-toe DIY wedding lawn game

    ​Dancing isn’t the only way to get guests mixing and mingling. Playful activities let friends and family get to know each other in a natural way at the rehearsal dinner or reception. If you’re throwing an outdoor fete, why not set aside a bit of lawn space for some predinner tic-tac-toe? It’s an easy game plan; you only need rope, chipboard and spray paint to make it happen.​

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  2. 2. Seating With Style

    DIY watercolor wedding escort cards

    ​Forget basic white tent-folds—we love the trend toward fun and graphic escort cards in unexpected shapes. These cute tags with a watercolor print would look great hanging from a vertical display or tied onto tiny favors. The Cricut Explore​ cuts each tag, so all you need to do is add colorful baking twine.

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  3. 3. Alternative Bouquets

    ​Flowers are beautiful, but don’t stay fresh forever. That’s what makes everlasting bouquets so appealing: Whether crafted from brooches, paper or fabric, these “blooms” will remain evergreen. With the Cricut Explore​, you can cut your favorite flowers out of paper to create a keepsake you’ll cherish for years to come.

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  4. 4. Dangling Garlands

    DIY wedding balloon garlands

    Aim high when it comes to ceremony and reception decor. (Think: the ceiling.) Hanging accents like dangling flowers, strings of lights and even swings for seating are of-the-moment, look pretty in photos, and are a great way to draw eyes upward. I your venue won’t allow you to attach items to the ceiling, use simple white balloons to display decorative garlands like these leafy vines. Group dozens together for an enchanted garden effect.

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  5. 5. Intricate Invites

    DIY wedding invitations with laser cut flowers

    ​Make a lasting first impression with eye-catching invitations that set the tone for your celebration. Laser-cut details are trending in fashion as well as weddings, and this delicate style is perfectly suited for stationery. Not to worry, these sophisticated openwork invites only look complicated—the Cricut Explore does all the cutting, so all you’ll need to do is assemble and send.

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  6. 6. Au Naturel Accents

    tiny plant DIY wedding favors

    Greenery isn’t just the Pantone Color of the Year, it’s also a major trend in wedding decor. Even if your wedding is indoors, nature-inspired elements can bring the outside in. Make the world (and your reception) a little greener with tiny plant favors that guests can grow at home. Simply split up seedlings into little jars and tie on a homemade cutout thank-you tag.

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  7. 7. Build-Your-Own Bar

    wedding s'mores dessert bar

    Bars aren’t just for drinks anymore. Couples are serving up their favorite foods (from cocktail hour appetizers to desserts) in fun and creative ways, like this roast-your-own s’mores station. Create a rustic display with these DIY signs, then set out some marshmallow skewers with a variety of toppings so guests can concoct their own melty combo—and end the night on a sweet note.

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    The Knot and Cricut present Made with Love, a sponsored series full of ideas and inspiration to help you personalize your wedding. For more DIY wedding crafts and projects, visit

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