Whimsical DIY Paper Decorations

Here is a lovely selection of whimsical DIY paper decorations you can easily create to decorate your wedding.  Pretty handmade decorations give a wonderful personalised touch to your wedding and instantly add a whimsical element to any event. These DIY paper projects are fun to make, look a treat, and will keep those wedding costs way down too!

DIY Wedding Pinwheels

Paper pinwheels are not only easy to make, but go perfectly with a whimsical wedding. There are a variety of ways you can use pinwheels at your wedding. Small pinwheels look delightful as cupcake toppers or as guest seating cards inserted in trays. Larger pinwheels look great as decorations in pot plants or when used as colorful overhead banners to decorate the reception. Click here to get this pretty DIY from Paige and Brooke on how to make a flower paper pinwheel.

How To Make Paper Flower Pinwheels

Handmade Paper Cake Decorations

These DIY paper flower cake decorations from Hostess with the Mostess are perfect for a bridal shower cake or a wedding on a budget. Easily turn a simple store bought cake or even homemade cupcakes into pretty custom look creations with some paper, toothpicks and a few strokes of the paint brush. The whole effect is delicate, pretty and totally whimsical! Get the full DIY tutorial here.

Whimsical DIY Paper Wedding Decorations

DIY Paper Flag Bunting

DIY paper decorations can’t get any simpler with this contact paper bunting and toppers from The Sweetest Occassion. All you have to do is find some contact with a pretty vintage design then cut and stick. For a more personalised look just use your own design printed on sticker sheets – how ingenious! Go grab the simple handmade instructions here.

DIY Paper Flag Bunting

Tissue Paper Wedding Pom Poms

Where would we be without a little bit of Martha in our lives? In my hunt for the best handmade paper pom pom project, I discovered most DIY sites always referred back to Martha Stewart’s original pom pom tutorial. I guess when you’re on to a good thing you should stick to it!  I believe you can’t go wrong using these gorgeous paper decorations for a whimsical wedding. Whether framing a pretty wedding table or floating in the breeze, they make a wedding look absolutely delightful. Try your hand at her ‘eezy-peezy’ tutorial, or if all goes pear-shaped before the big day, you can always use these ready made ones as a back-up!

Tissue Paper Wedding Pom Poms

Handmade Decorative Paper Lanterns

I think these pretty decorative lanterns from Crafty Nest are my favourite. All they consist of is a basic white paper lantern covered with artificial flowers. As you can see, the end result is amazing. They do require a little more time and effort, so you may decide to just make a few then feature over your dessert buffet or wedding cake table. Better still, round up the troops and have them help you make a room full. I guarantee, your wedding will look like a whimsical wonderland. Get the DIY project here.

Handmade Decorative Paper Lanterns

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  • Corrine

    So many creative ideas and they all look fantastic!

  • Winona

    Love these ideas to keep costs down at my wedding. thanks!