DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget

Last Updated on September 19, 2021 by Kaden

If you are planning an intimate backyard wedding on a budget, expressing with DIY decorations is a fun way to express yourself while saving on your wedding expenses. and how we are going to do that? my goal for this post is to use as many as possible items from your home or yard. With minimal expenses and effort, you can make backyard wedding decorations that will leave your guests speechless.

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7 Household Items Ideas for DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget

Before we dive in I encourage you to get into the designer head, the creative process of an artist. Start searching anywhere, at home, and on the street. Open your eyes! Look for things, as if you were hoarders.

Don’t be guided by the areas you want to decorate, but by the items you already have. Do so, and I promise you, the usage and creativity will quickly reveal.

1} Wooden Scraps, Crates, and Pallets

The key to success in creating Rustic and Boho Chic styles for DIY backyard wedding decorations on a budget is to use raw materials that time has really left its mark on, this will be our canvas. Now, all we need to do is add some color! Ideas below.

DIY Backyard Bar

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget DIY Backyard Bar from woodden pallet.

Natalie-Rose-Photography Via Instagram

Make this design:
– Stencils Alphabet Letters (Shop on Amazon)
– Wooden pallet

Entrance on a Budget

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget

Events-By-Gal Via Instagram

Make this design:
Wood Crates (Shop on Amazon)
Candles (Shop on Amazon)

Signs for Aisle decorations

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Signs for Aisle decorations

Aisle Signs by: The-Peculiar-Pelican on Etsy

Make this design:
– Plywood Birch Sheets (Shop on Amazon)
– Beautiful handwriting or Stencils Alphabet Letters (Shop on Amazon)

Seating Chart Sign

How cool this idea for a backyard wedding? These shot glasses are also the place card holder and all you need is a blank wooden plate to write something fun as your guesses enter the party.

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Wooden Seating Chart Sign

Wedding-Etc Via Instagram

Make this design:
– Shot Glasses (from Amazon)
– Blank Wooden Plate (Shop on Etsy)

Table Number and Centerpiece

I love the look of unfinished wooden crates, add some free flowers from the garden, or perches some artificial flowers. It will still be an impressive centerpiece for your backyard wedding.

By primitivearts on Etsy

Make this design:
Unfinished Wooden Crates (Shop on Etsy)
– Artificial Flowers (Shop on Etsy)

Wooden Welcome Sign

If you are blessed with aesthetic handwriting it’s wonderful. However, custom vinyl stickers are very affordable and can make every DIY project look amazing. Add some balloons and greenery garland that you can found on Amazon and make this beautiful welcome sign.

Related: Amazing Wedding Welcome Signs – Wood, Acrylic, Printed and Mirror

By JensgemzStore on Etsy

Make this design:
– Vinyl Stickers (Shop on Amazon)
– Greenery Garland (Shop on Amazon)


2} Empty Glass Bottles

From now till your wedding day Don’t Throw Away Glass Botels
Upcycling Is the keyword of just taking a regular item like glass bottles and modifying it to impressive decorative use.

Centerpiece

When the original design serves the purpose so well, leave well enough alone.

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Centerpiece made of whiskey bottles, rustic flowers bouquet and wooden table numbers Sprayed with gold paint

Oh-You-Pretty-Things-Blog Via Instagram

Make this design:
– Original bottles (Shop on Etsy)
– Rustic flowers bouquet (Shop on Etsy)
– Wooden Table Numbers (Shop on Amazon)
– Gold Spry Paint (Shop on Amazon)

Cheap, accessible and so simple to use. You don’t need to have artistic talent or even steady hands, just match the spray paint with your Table Decorations color palette. To get the desired result it is important to choose an opaque color with zero transparent.

Related: Tips and Examples for Beautiful Wedding Table Decorations

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Table Centerpice of Glass bottles painted in gold color along with flowers in pink, purple and blush peach

Matchimony Via Instagram

Make this design:
– Flowers from your home garden
Empty wine bottles
– Gold Spry Paint (Shop on Amazon)

Table Numbers On a Budget

So, We already know that painting bottles with a spray can is a simple thing to do. Now, add Decal Stickers or write the table numbers using Acrylic Paint Pens, and you’ve got yourself a unique decor item. Wait, there is more, using books as a centerpiece is a great budget-friendly idea.

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget table numbers design of Matt black glass bottles and white Acrylic Paint

James K. Drakeford Via Instagram

Make this design:
Acrylic Paint Pens or White Decal Numbers (Shop on Amazon)
– Empty wine bottles
– Spray can (Shop on Amazon)

Glass Bottles Backdrop

It is unbelievable what a few beer bottles can do to your wedding ceremony backdrop. Find a strong tree branch, use a rope to tie each bottle individually, and place them at different distances. In my opinion, with this backdrop, there is no need for a wedding arch at all.

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Beer bottles and white flowers

Credit: Rock-My-Wedding

Make this design:
– Empty beer bottles
– Artificial Rose Silk Flowers (Shop on Amazon)

Candle Holders

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Candle Holders clear glass bottles and Taper  candles

Make-Happy-Memories Via Instagram

Make this design:
– Clear Glass Bottles
– Taper Candles (Shop on Amazon) 


3} All the Greenery You Can Find

One tree can decorate your entire wedding. Don’t underestimate the beauty of these greens. Here are beautiful ideas that you can DIY for free and in minutes and the results are outstanding.

Chair Decoration

Isn’t this design gives a boho vibe? This is the simplest design I could find, showing what you can accomplish with only leaves from your yard. You can add some flowers or different kinds of leaves but my advice is to keep the design simple.

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget greenery aisle chairs decor

prive-events Via Instagram

Tropical Wedding Menu

For this DIY wedding menu look for Banana or Palm leaves, or other tropical leaves like Monstera leaves which are absolutely perfect, any other large green leaves will suit it.

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Tropical leaves Wedding Menu

Wedding-Etc Via Instagram

Make this design:
– Monstera Leaves Tropical Greenery (Shop on fiftyflowers.com)
Acrylic Paint Pens (Shop on Amazon)

Leaves Place Cards

Pick small leaves, preferably with a glossy texture. Use a proper pan such as an acrylic paint marker, and make sure that the color of the writing is not absorbed by the green color of the leaf.

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Leaves Place Cards using an acrylic paint marker

Leaf Place Cards by: Rachel-Carl on Etsy

Make this design:
– Acrylic Paint Pens (Shop on Amazon)

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Leaves Place Cards

Leaf Place Cards by: Love-Always-Cards on Etsy

Table Setting Decoration

Add some glam to your table setting. Find plat size leaves and pint them all over, it’s a low-cost decoration and one can of metallic gold spray paint is more than enough.

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Table Setting Decoration metallic gold spray paint over plat size leaves

Penny-Lane-Stationery Via Instagram

Make this design:
Metallic Gold Spray Paint (Shop on Amazon)

Plants Table Runner

If you have a backyard I’m assuming it’s stacked with flower pots. Don’t be afraid to mix and match, scatter them casually along with the table and you will get a beautiful greenery runner.

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Table Setting Plants Table Runner

the-event-design-tool-kit Via Instagram

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Table Setting candles decorated with greenery

Credit: deerpearlflowers.com

Use greenery to decorate candles

Greenery Confetti

Unbelievable simple and beautiful idea. Use Kraft Paper and duct tape to create paper cones. If you want a more colorful option, I found these FREE DOWNLOADABLE floral paper cones design.

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Kraft Paper a cones filled with Greenery Confetti

Married by Carly Via Instagram

Make this design:
– Kraft Paper (Shop on Amazon)

– Green Satin Ribbon (Shop on Amazon)

Place Card Holder

Who would have thought that succulents plants can be used as a table number holder? Speaking of which here is a FREE DOWNLOAD table number card that will be amazing for this table decoration design.

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget succulents plant Place Card Holder

Bouquet Via Instagram

Make this design:
– succulents Plants (Shop on fiftyflowers.com)

– Table Number Design (Free Download From evermine)


4} Mirrors

For an elegant backyard wedding, these mirror signs ideas are ideal. If you have a lot of different kinds of mirrors in your house, or even picture frames it can give you some inspiration on what to do with them. You can also find very cheap all kinds of frames and paint them for a more expensive look.

Before you start spraying like crazy, yes, spray paint is fun, it’s important to cover the mirror (the glass). Consider using paper tape which is very easy to peel off.

For the lettering, whether it’s for your wedding welcome sign or for the guests’ table charts, a white acrylic paint marker is the right choice for this job. If you are afraid to write by yourself you can always use Vinyl Stickers.

Related: Amazing Wedding Welcome Signs – Wood, Acrylic, Printed, and Mirror

Seating Charts

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Mirrors Seating Charts

wedding-stas Via Instagram

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Mirror Seating Charts

Seating Charts by: Love-Storey-Weddings on Etsy

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Mirrors Seating Charts sign

Seating Charts by: Love-Storey-Weddings on Etsy

Welcome Sign

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Mirror Welcome Sign with greenery and floral garland

Welcome Sign by :Love-Storey-Weddings on Etsy

Make this design:
– White Acrylic Paint Marker (Shop on Amazon)
– Vinyl Sticker (Shop on Etsy)


5} Hoops

I’m sure not everyone has many hoops laying around the house, however, this idea is ideal for a DIY backyard wedding decorations on a budget. It is so affordable, comes in many sizes and so easy to make them aesthetically pleasing.

Paint them if needed, add some flowers and that is it. If you are feeling a bit more creative check out this inspiration below.

Seating Chart

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Hoops Seating Chart decorated with greenery and pink floral garland

Seating Charts by: Bramblesky on Etsy

Cake Hoop Stand

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Cake Hoop Stand

Cake Hoop by: Bramblesky on Etsy

Centerpiece

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget small greenery Hoops Centerpiece

Centerpiece by: Be-Something-New on Etsy

Bride and Groom Table Decor

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Hoops for Bride and Groom Table Decor

wedding-style Via Instagram

Flowing Tree Decoration

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Hoops Flowing Tree Decoration

becomingthematthews Via Instagram


6} Mason Jars and Tin Cans

My parents’ house is flooded with jars. My father continues to collect them even though it has been a decade since the last time he made us cucumber pickles. As for cans, don’t let me even start …
Although there are endless inspirations for the tin cans and Mason jars decorations, I’ve tried my best to bring new ideas that are both simple to make and have an impressive result.

Sweets Table

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Sweets Table Jars

ronda.e.d Via Instagram

Silverware Holder

A backyard wedding usually has a long buffet table and this silverware holder It’s just the perfect way to do decorate it. Check out these silverware editable tin can labels I’ve designed for you – FREE DOWNLOAD.

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget tin can silverware holder

brollopspiff Via Instagram

Make this design:
– Tin Cans (Shop on Etsy)
– Free Labels (Free Download)

Floating Mason Jars Decoration

Unbelievable how much lace ribbon can add style. It totally turns these used jars into classic-style decorative items.

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Floating Mason Jars Decoration with lace ribbon

48-Long-Stems Via Instagram

Make this design:
– Lace Ribbon (Shop on Amazon)
– Mason jars (Shop on Amazon)

Centerpieces

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget copper Tin Cans Centerpieces

secret-bride-and-groom-2022 Via Instagram

Make this design:
– Tin Cans (Shop on Etsy)
– Copper Spry Paint (Shop on Amazon)

Easy backyard wedding centerpieces, two sizes of mason jars, blue and pink ribbon, and flowers on a wood slice.

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Two Sizes of mason jars with Pink and blue ribbon on top of a Wood Slice Centerpieces

wedding.wise Via Instagram

Make this design:
– Two Sizes of mason jars (Shop on Amazon)
– Pink ribbon (Shop on Amazon)
– Blue ribbon (Shop on Amazon)
– Wood Slice (Shop on Amazon)


7} Rugs for Backyard Wedding

So, your backyard lawn isn’t the most vibrant one, just cover it with whatever old rugs you have and make it your wedding dancefloor.
This will also be perfect as an aisle runner. Go ahead and embrace the Boho-chic, it’s beautiful, trendy, and yet, timeless.

Related: Outdoor Fall Wedding Aisle Decorations

Pro-Tip: Assuming you place the rugs on the ground, the right way to do this is by spreading out a plastic sheet and holding it tight with Iron pegs. Place the rugs on the plastic sheet with double-sided tape and you have a stable surface for walking and dancing.

Dance Floor

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Dance Floor Rugs

at_the_helm_bride Via Instagram

Aisle Runner

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations On a Budget Rugs Aisle Runner

Caroline Atkinson Via Instagram

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