Rustic wedding: 5 DIY and handmade table decorations

Pour over 5 handmade and DIY rustic wedding ideas for your simple, countryside ceremony

You’ve booked the countryside venue of your dreams and it’s got rustic wedding written all over it. Just one little thing: limited funds. So it’s time to get making! Easy DIYs, get your cost-effective buns over here.

DIY and handmade pieces are well-suited to creating a rustic wedding style. It adopts all that is simple, light-hearted and low-key about wedding decorations, and we’ve found 5 of our favourites to share with you.

[Image above] For a nature-themed table setting, Ilaria Chiarati designed a stacked log centrepiece with the bride and groom’s initials and table number carved into card hearts. Find the full tutorial and other DIY wedding ideas in the new Mollie Makes Weddings book.


1.  We have such fun dreaming up wedding favour ideas. One such dream includes a mini terrarium and would you believe we’ve found just the DIY on 100 Layer Cake.

2. After a smart/casual feel, zero stuffiness yet still want structure? May we recommend rustic wooden table numbers.

3. Crochet hearts are resourceful little things. Use as an alternative bouquet, wedding favours, table decoration or include them in your rustic wedding invitations – you just cannot go wrong.

4. Wedding flowers can be a costly tradition, but they’re so pretty! Trim jam jars with romantic lace and twine for a rustic twist. At Bridal Musings’ DIY aisle decor tutorial.