12 beach wedding ideas and DIYs

12 beach wedding ideas for DIY brides and lovers of all things quirky and handmade. Expect neon sea urchins, knitted starfish and mini beach ball wedding favours.

We love a good nautical theme! Since our recent beach photography tips and seaside props post we’ve been angling to squeeze in more beach themed write-ups. We’re so excited about sharing these DIY beach wedding projects and handmade items with you, because instead of predictable driftwood DIYs and ordinary nautical colour schemes, we’ve fished out the quirkiest beach wedding décor list. Well, this wouldn’t be molliemakes.com if we didn’t include at least a few kooky DIYs…

Beach wedding crochet cake topper

These cute fish made out of navy and soft pink yarn by Cherry Time make perfect beach wedding cake toppers.

Nautical wedding cord knots

Festoon the marquee and tie the (monkey fist) knot. Use this technique to turn rope into decorative wedding garlands or storage solutions and cord pendants as seen on Monsters Circus.

Neon beach wedding ideasneonbeach-styled-15

With your best calligraphy hand and brightest neon paints, turn sand dollars and sea urchins into gorgeously simple place cards and wedding favours. For more neon beach wedding inspiration visit Green Wedding Shoes.

Beach ball wedding favours printable

We’re adding this beach ball wedding favour printable by Design Eat Repeat to our wedding favour box list – isn’t it just amazing!

Wedding table decoration ideas vintage sailboat

We promised no predictable driftwood! Sail off into the sunset with Tidewater and Tulle‘s DIY boats. Use these vintage-inspired creations to prettify your wedding table or give away as wedding favours.

Anchor cupcake toppers

Mini anchor cupcake toppers from Pelemele.

Scalloped coral cupcake holder

What’s a cupcake without it’s case? Get these peachy scalloped cupcake cases from Dill Pickle Picnic.

Free knitting pattern - starfish

Knit up a starfish with Just Crafty Enough‘s free knitting pattern.

Beach weddings cake topper

If Ross and Rachel had a wedding now, Phoebe would be keen to organise a cake topper such as this. Get on from Miss Cake.

Beach weddings - DIY_table_numbers

Psst… here’s a DIY for hubs to try. Thread your wedding table numbers together in just a few steps as seen on Something Turquoise.

Beach wedding - DIY Buoy garland

Yeah, buoys! Make a seaside garland that’ll look fab as dessert table decoration or use it as a photo booth backdrop. Find the full tutorial on Green Wedding Shoes.

Scalloped edge tablecloth tutorial

If you’re keen to save cash with little time to DIY, here’s one tutorial that you can whip up in a jiffy. Sugar and Cloth‘s scalloped edge tablecloth tutorial is simple, elegant and can save you money on linen hire.

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