DIY Devotee

Today I’m sharing a couple of DIY projects and making a little hommage to my FAVOURITE blog in the whole of history and cyberspace, Design*Sponge.

For those of you who don’t know it (where have you been?) it’s my idea of heaven… design and interiors inspiration, creative fuel for the mind and stunning style. Although interiors based they have a monthly wedding feature and have regular DIY posts which get me pretty excited.

DIY Log Dome Display Jar

This really harks back to the kind of decor thats very cool over on the US wedding blogs and has been for some time. It’s a quirky, rustic, retro look and the reason I wanted to share this is that it is a great example of the kind of thing I fancied emulating in my planning days but felt was impossible to recreate on this side of the pond… not any more ladies!

Get the full, (very simple I might add) DIY how-to over on Design*Sponge. And if that’s the kind of decor that floats your boat, how about these found Terrariums or these amazing Terrarium ornaments.

DIY Tin Can lanterns

We’re on a bit of a rustic theme today with these Tin Can lanterns via MaggieMakes.

If Lanterns are your thing, Design*Sponge also has a super easy Paper lantern DIY (above) also by Karen at MaggieMakes. Some clever person even thought they would make a cute little gift (the one above was taken as a thank you to the hosts of a BBQ party,) but they’d be gorgeous little favours for your guests, especially if they matched some you hand made for the wedding – a perfect reminder :).

Perfectly tiny floral displays

My last little offering is a little self indulgent as I completely fell in love with this when it was first posted back in April… if somebody would just make these as little center pieces at their wedding, I’d be one very happy blogger.

They’re rustic to say the least and you don’t see many wild violets in these parts, but I think these would look super cute with little purple and yellow violets from your average garden centre or any number of other minature plants. Perfect in spring time and for smaller gatherings. Line the glass with moss too if you don’t want to see any soil and you’ll find that local charity shops and car boots are positively overflowing with these kind of glasses – which get a whole new spin when they’re the receptacle for these beautiful miniature blooms.

I hope these ideas have stretched your imagination a little about the decor options available to you… do let us know if you’ll be attempting any of these for your day or if Design*Sponge is on your daily blog stop list. I can’t stay away!

Yours Truly,


Author: Becky Sappor
Becky is at her happiest when dunking a slightly chilled chocolate digestive into a very warm, very milky cup of tea. She also loves her job and pinches herself every day to make sure that she isn’t in a graphic design dreamworld.

9 thoughts on “DIY Devotee

  1. Oh, I so love wooden decorations like this and have been dreaming of having a big slice of tree trunk as the base for my wedding cake – but finding it really difficult to find something like this in the UK. So if anyone can help point me in the right direction…

  2. I love design sponge & have consequently become hooked to small measures which has a Friday guest spot as that’s exactly how I would love to live my life..surrounded by space, animals & beautiful DIY projects. One day I’ll leave the London-one-bed-life behind!!

  3. I am having a rustic themed wedding…and will eventually get round to making some DIY treasures for the big day! Thanks for the inspiration xxx

    P.s – I second Shooey’s request as the suspense is also killing me! 🙂

  4. I really want to do those log things and something similar I’ve seen on once wed,its a cake stand made out of a log…were having a rustic style wedding!not sure where to buy logs though,looked online but haven’t seen any,I’m thinking a garden centre maybe?

  5. I think (Kimberlee and Pip) that a Garden centre would probably be your best bet… they often have that sort of thing for garden decor. The alternative would be to try a timber or builders yard – often you can get more ideas/direction just by calling these places up and picking their brains.

    Or a local tree surgeon might be able to help?

    Good luck – sounds like some great ideas there. xoxo

  6. oooooo me likey….. right mr bake-bean-tin you’re going to get it, just after I’ve finished my 130 lavender hearts.

    Re: to wood (ha), Kimberlee & Pip where do you live we have a few fallen (aka chopped down) trees on the farm and could slice you a bit… probably too big to post through. Fancy a holiday to Wales?


  7. Love those violets…..if I had got married in the Spring, I was going to place a mossy tea cup & saucer of violets at every ladies place as a favour…….apologies lady guests, I chose November!

    I still get Cornish grown violets in the shop when they’re around ….it’s definitely possible to recreate this in the UK

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