This is for all you out there that are looking to add some DIY touches to wedding decor this summer – it’s a hot topic on Pinterest right now! I loved the Tissue Paper Graduation party decor I made (and so did you – it was a big hit!) and I wanted to put a wedding twist on it. So without further ado, here’s my Tissue Paper DIY Wedding Decor – I really love how it came out!! (this is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own – I love tissue paper projects!)
It’s great because it’s big and can make and impact and fill a space. Yet it’s still thrifty and anyone can make it! You can customize it to match wedding color and themes. I went with a semi-rustic feel via the sticks and wildflowers, but still upscale with the white and gold color scheme.
Tissue Paper DIY Wedding Decor
Alrighty, let’s jump right in to the tutorial. You’ll need tissue paper (you can find white just about anywhere – and then I ordered the gold from amazon), Elmer’s Glue-All, Elmer’s foam board, a Painter’s paint pen (mine was gold), and jars or bottles. Oh, and sticks or dowel rods (not pictured).
First you can prep your jars. I used masking tape to ensure a crisp line then filled in the bottom half of the bottle using the gold Painter’s pen.
It is transparent and has almost a watercolor feel to it – –
Once you fill with with something to stabilize the stick (I used rice – kind of fun for the wedding theme) the color will show a little more.
Next prep the letters – using the foam board, just freehand the letters. They don’t have to be perfect – that’s the beauty of handmade!
I cut them out with a hot knife – it cuts through foamboard like butter – I love that thing!!
Next comes the fun part! It’s a throw-back to elementary school days 😉 Pour Glue-All onto a plate or bowl and cut the tissue paper into squares (they don’t have to be perfect – mine were about 1.5 inches in size).
Then pinch a square in the middle and dip that part into the glue:
And place it onto the letter. Repeat a bazillion times 😉
After I had all the white tissue paper squares in place, I went back and added a row of gold tissue paper squares along the edges:
I think edging it out really helps define the letters and gives them a little more pop.
To display, I just used duct tape to hold the letters onto a stick and put the sticks into the bottles. Easy peasy!
It’s so fun to add a few personal, handmade DIY touches to wedding decor. You could also do the couple’s initials like “T&M” or the year of the wedding, etc. Possibilities are endless!!
Enjoy your Tissue Paper DIY Wedding Decor!!
And if you want to check out more projects, I think you might like these: