DIY Wedding Arbors

If I had it to do over again, I think I would include an arbor as decoration for my wedding… either as a backdrop for the wedding itself or for the reception.  I have found some lovely, lovely arbor decorations and ideas lately… and today I’m sharing!

First up, from Rustic Wedding Chic, several photos of flower decorated arbors.  I absolutely adore the birch arbor with yellows, peaches, and reds – what a lovely combination!

I found the next arbor on BridalGuide.com, and while it’s not exactly a 1-2-3 how-to, it does have a great description of what was done to create this fabulous look.

And this isn’t exactly an “arbor”, but it is a FAB idea… a gorgeous petal backdrop, perfect for either wedding or reception.  The link will take you to a message board on weddingbee.com, and as a bonus, there are some additional DIY instructions for OTHER petal projects!

On Green Wedding Shoes, I found a gorgeous photo of an arbor decorated with poms… so, so pretty!

And to help you make your OWN poms, I found this great DIY Fabric Pom Pom tutorial from OnceWed.com:


These would be great for weddings… AND other events like baby showers.  Ooohhh…I can just picture a baby shower arbor in my mind, can’t you?

How to Make a Bunting Banner For Your Fall Party

It’s not Tuesday, but I have a Tuesday Trend for you anyway!  What is it, you ask?  (Well, I sort of gave it away in the title of the post).

It’s BUNTING!  Or Bunting Banners.

They… are everywhere.

So, what is bunting, you ask?  Traditionally, bunting has been used at political rallies and for patriotic events, like the 4th of July.  You’ve seen them – flag banners that hang as a decoration on walls or table tops – usually just triangular pieces of fabric, used as decorative swag. But, we’ve come a LONG way from the traditional red, white, and blue versions.

The bunting banners of today are perfect for party decorations, holiday decorations, or just lovely decor for your home!  And you know you want to make one, right?

Here is a great DIY Bunting Banner Tutorial from Dream Book Design perfect for November:

A DIY “Give Thanks” Bunting tutorial,  this one made from paper, from The Kurtz Corner:

How about a recycled cardboard bunting/banner?  Talk about going green for the fall!  (Ok, that didn’t make sense… we’re supposed to go brown, right?)  This tutorial is from Crate Paper Blog:

For those of you who might like to make a bunting banner with fabric, but definitely want a NO-SEW version, check out THIS lovely Fall Leaf Fabric Bunting Banner from Diary of a Crafty Lady:

You are so not going to believe this one… but LOOK at this fab bunting, made from wood moulding, from I {heart} naptime:

So, will you be making a bunting to decorate for a fall party?  If so, what will YOU use?  Paper?  Fabric?  Burlap?  WOOD?   Let us know, we’d love to hear about (and see) your bunting projects!