Are you planning a wedding? DIY wedding decor gives any wedding a special personalized touch. And with these tips, you’ll make rustic glam wedding decorations that will create a gorgeous (and affordable) wedding unlike any other!
Weddings are special events, but wedding planning can be expensive and stressful. That’s why we (like many others) decided to make DIY wedding decorations when my daughter got married so that they could have the wedding of their dreams on a budget.
Why not take a break and have some productive fun while creating gorgeous and unique wedding decor? I can personally attest to the stress-relieving benefits.
Today I have some rustic glam wedding decor pieces that you are going to love to make and display. And the best part is that you can make these items in a super budget-friendly way by picking up everything you need from Dollar General!
Have you been in a Dollar General lately? They have really stepped up their game, y’all! From craft supplies to home decor, there are some amazing deals to be found. For instance, you can find everything you need to make this rustic glam wedding decor right at Dollar General. Skeptical? You won’t be for long. Then let’s get started!
How To Make Glamorous Rustic DIY Wedding Decor
I am mixing mason jars with gold glitter to give you the rustic yet glamorous wedding of your dreams. To make all the surprises that await you below, gather this list of items from your local Dollar General.
Note: In case you don’t have a local Dollar General, I’ve included a few handy links to help you find the items you need online!
- Framed picture
- Gold glitter posterboard
- Mason jars with a chalkboard label
- Mason jar tea light holder
- Glue dots (or another glue method)
- Metallic gold spray paint
- Gold glitter tape
- Mason jar string lights
Aren’t these items great? I told you Dollar General had stepped up their game! To ensure that there’s not even a sliver of doubt that I purchased my items from the store, I even took pictures INSIDE the store to prove it to you.
DIY Wedding Decorations Instructions
This project is several small projects combined into one big final display of rustic glam wedding decor. Here’s how I brought it all together.
We’re going to start by making our “tray.” Strip the framed picture and remove all hardware, etc. Remember, this is becoming a tray, so it will need to sit flat on the table without wobbling.
Next, we need to remove the inside image so that we can add that fabulous gold glitter poster board (yep, it looks just as amazing in person!).
The frame I settled on is sort of a shadow box because the picture has some 3D elements to it.
Can you guess what I am going to say? We need to remove all of those 3D elements so the posterboard lays flat. I just pulled all of the elements off of the picture.
Now use the picture as a template and cut a piece of that fabulous gold glitter poster board to the same size to create the glam base of our wedding decor tray.
I used glue dots (available at Dollar General or online) to attach the poster board to the picture.
Now reassemble your frame, and you have a fabulous eye-catching tray to add to your rustic glam wedding decor.
Now it’s time to tackle the colors on that mason jar tea light holder and make it look rustic glam. Start by disassembling the candle holder.
Ok, I couldn’t get enough of that amazing gold glitter tape, so I had to use it again. These mason jar string lights were screaming at me from the shelf at Dollar General, but they needed a little glam.
Just wrap the tape around the tops for an extra special touch. These lights will look sparkly and stunning when strung all around your outdoor summer ceremony!
Where did those chalkboard label mason jars end up? Simply add a little personalized message (I used “we do”), and they are ready for some flowers.
It’s time to pull all our pieces together into a wedding decor display. Reassemble the mason jar tea light holder once the paint on the lid has dried. Then, add a tea light from Dollar General inside for a little romantic glow.
Place all the jars on your tray and hang up the mason jar string lights. These items will create the perfect glam look for a rustic farmhouse wedding!
Here are a couple of things that I see readers ask about making DIY wedding decorations. Please check to see if I’ve already answered your question below. If you have a question but don’t see it already answered, go ahead and leave it for me in the comments.
What type of adhesive can I use instead of glue dots?
I love working with glue dots on certain projects because they are mess-free, don’t require drying time, and have good (although not GREAT) hold. And since I found them at Dollar General, they were really affordable!
If you don’t have glue dots or can’t find them for your wedding decor project, you can use hot glue, Krazy glue, or any other fabulous glue that you have. Just be sure to adjust your project working time to account for glue drying.
Can I use the mason jars with chalkboard labels for other purposes?
Yes! They were a perfect fit for our rustic glam wedding decor, but you can actually use these decorations for any occasion. Just change up the chalk writing on the jars to suit any event or party you are hosting.
Think of a 2-word phrase such as “Happy Birthday” or “Congrats Sue” unless you add additional chalk label jars to your decor design. Basically, you can turn this rustic glam wedding decor into rustic glam party decor with the swipe of an eraser (how’s that for multi-purpose?).
Pulling this rustic glam wedding decor together only takes minutes, and purchasing everything from Dollar General is a cost-saving for sure. Throw the budget wedding of your dreams by stalking the new finds at Dollar General.
More Rustic Wedding Decor Inspiration
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- Strip the framed picture and remove all hardware, etc. so that it can sit flat on the table without wobbling. This will become our "tray."
- Remove the inside picture.
- Remove any 3D elements from the picture so that the posterboard will lay flat.
- Using the picture as a template, cut a piece of gold glitter poster board to the same size.
- Used glue dots to attach the poster board to the picture.
- Reassemble your frame, and your tray is complete.
- Take the mason jar tea light holder and disassemble it.
- Spray paint the lid with metallic gold spray paint and wrap a strip of gold glitter tape around the burlap.
- Now wrap strips of the gold glitter around the tops of the mason jar string lights for some sparkle.
- Take the chalkboard mason jars and add a little personalized message (I used “we do”). Then fill them with flowers.
- Finally, once the paint is dry, reassemble the mason jar tea light holder. Add a tealight and it's ready to display.
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