Creating a homemade wedding with upcycling

Whether you are looking to create a ‘green wedding’ or shabby chic or simply like the impact on your budget of recycling, the trend of creating a homemade wedding through upcycling is growing.  The trend is about taking something used and converting it into decoration or detail for your wedding day, not purchasing everything brand shiny and new.

This trend is perfect if you are looking to create a shabby chic or rustic countryside wedding style and you can have great fun researching and location for your items to upcycle into wedding day treasures.

Vintage Doors

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Picture Frames

So many uses for those old frames you were going to throw away.

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Upcycled Furniture

Whether your Grandmother’s old dresser or a sideboard these can make interesting and quirky additions to any wedding.

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All in the detail

Make your own DIY photobooth using some old MDF and cut holes with frames and cover with funky paper. Also use old books as funky holders for your wedding order of service.

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retro wedding stationery

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I would love to hear from DIY fans if you are looking to create your own homemade wedding with upcycling and recycling.

Monique xx


1 Comment

  • I just got engaged and we found this place that is log cabin tavern and a white wedding chapel all on the same land as crazy as it sounds its beautiful the only problem is i wanta shabby chic type wedding and i have no idea where to start as to make it my own. And to make those mix well if anyone has any ideas please let me know it would be greatly appreciated!!