DIY: Gold Glitter Bowl

These glitter bowls would add sparkle to any table in need of some glitz. Check out below to see how balloons and glue can make an eye-catching piece.


  • Glitter
  • Balloon
  • Mod Podge
  • Paintbrush


  • 20 Minutes (Not including drying time)


They were not difficult, but certainly messy and a bit of a pain to create.

First, you will want to pour the Mod Podge into a bowl and mix in the glitter. You will need much more glitter than glue, make that a ton of glitter. The texture shouldn’t be runny, but rather chunky from the glitter.

Inflate the balloon to as big as you would like your bowl and place in a shallow cup or bowl to keep the balloon in place.

Paint the glitter and glue mixture over the balloon. I found it easier to pour the mixture on the balloon and spread with the brush.

Let it set over night. Deflate the air from the balloon. Cut a small slit in the end of the balloon and slowly let the air out.

Flip the glitter bowl over and you’re done!

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DIY: Confetti Topper

These confetti toppers are so cute and easy. Turn your plain and boring dessert into a festive treat in a matter of minutes.


  • Tissue Paper
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Toothpick
  • Wax Paper


  • 15 Minutes


  • These look like they could be tricky, but they are actually super simple.

We made our own confetti, but you can feel free to use store-bought glitter or confetti. To see how to make your own confetti click here. Using a hot glue gun draw out your shape of choice on the wax paper. Then, stick the toothpick into the hot glue.

Add another layer of hot glue onto the first layer and sprinkle with confetti.

Let it cool for a few minutes, then slowly pull it off of the wax paper and flip over.

Apply another layer of hot glue to this side and sprinkle with confetti.

Let cool and you’re finished!

*If you are creating small shapes you may need to trim the confetti a bit to be able to better see what your shape looks like. I trimmed around the curved edges to give our confetti toppers a more defined heart shape.

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DIY: Wine Cork Heart

Whether you are having a wedding set at a winery, or you and your fiancé are avid wine lovers, these wine cork hearts would be a great addition to your wedding decor.


  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Corks


  • 5- 10 Minutes


  • As long as you can hot glue, you’ve got this!

I choose to make a heart with my corks, but perhaps you would rather make you and your partners’ initials. I tired to freehand it at first, but my inner perfectionist cringed, so that’s when I turned to the internet and printed out a shape. Once you have your template, lay the corks along the outer layer. I suggest laying the corks out before any hot glue is applied. This way you can make any appropriate adjustments if needed. I placed all wine stained corks faced down, so when I flipped the finished project over I could see their pretty colors.

After the layer is set,  go back through and use the hot clue to affix the corks to one another. I repeated this process for a second layer to give the heart more structural integrity.

How easy was that! You can purchase corks at your local craft store or collect them yourself. I mean, who doesn’t love a glass of wine… or two? Please note DIY Bride does not condone drinking and crafting 🙂

You can place your finished wine cork hearts on your gift table or hang them with ribbon lining your aisle way. The possibilities are endless! What did you create using corks for your wedding? Be sure to share with us by using @DIYBrideBlog.



DIY: Hanging Paper Heart

We absolutely love this hanging paper heart for garland. We know that this impressive DIY looks difficult, but we swear even the most beginner crafter can figure it out!


  • 3 different corresponding paper choices
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • String


  • 30 Minutes


The first heart we made was less than pretty, but after that practice round they got much easier to create!

You will want to find an image of a heart online to create a template. I traced a heart into cardboard and used that as my garland stencil. Trace the template on your three different sheets of paper.

Cut out the hearts. Use the glue to connect the tops of the hearts together. It is easier to line up the hearts if you just glue the top part of the curve rather than a large area.

Once all of the tops are connected use more glue to press the sides of the heart together. Keeping the heart on one side was the easiest way to ensure the areas stayed aligned.

Glue any places that may have been missed so all areas of the heart are connected. Then use another dot of glue to affix a string to the top of the heart.

Repeat until you have enough hearts to cover fill the length of garland you need. Tie the hearts to your garland strand and you’re done!

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DIY: Distressed Mason Jars

It’s amazing what a little paint and sandpaper can do to really transform a piece. Check out what we did below to create these distressed painted mason jars.

















  • Mason Jars
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Sandpaper
  • Nail File


  • 15 Minutes per jar (not including dry time)


Since these jars end up getting distressed there is no need for perfection here!

We chose corresponding colors to paint these mason jars. You can choose totally different colors or make them all the same, the choice is yours. We only did one coat, but if you prefer a deeper color feel free to do a second coat once the first coat dried.

If you are impatient, hit the jars with a blowdryer to speed up the drying process.

It is key to let these jars totally dry before beginning to sand them. Use the sandpaper to sand off any of the raised areas like the rim. For the thinner details, you can try using a nail file for more precise sanding.

Once you are happy with the distressing, you’re done! If you feel like you took too much off, you can always repaint and start over.

*If you are not using brand-new mason jars you will want to clean and dry them before any painting starts!

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DIY: Apple Candle Holder

Though these apple candle holders are small and simple, they really pack a punch when used to decorate a space.


  • Apple
  • Paring Knife
  • Tea Lights
  • Spoon
  • Pen or Marker


  • 2 Minutes per apple


  • You can’t mess this up!

First trace around the tea light using a marker or pen.

Next you use a paring knife to cut along the traced line.

Use a spoon to scoop out that part of the apple. You will want to scoop out a little at a time so you are sure not to remove too much that your candle falls inside of the apple.

Once you removed enough of the apple for your tea light to sit flush with the top you’re done!

* You will want to make these on the same day so they do not brown and turn mushy. To save time trace the tea lights ahead of time so you will just need to cut and scoop!

Did you use apples in your tablescape? Or maybe you have another fun idea for a fruit candle holder. Be sure to share with us by using @DIYBrideBlog on Instagram or email us at

DIY: Gold Painted Balloons

If you need a quick and inexpensive way to glam up your NYE party look no further. These gold painted balloons are an easy way to add a pop of sparkle to any party.


  • Balloons
  • Gold Paint
  • Paint Brush


  • 2 Minutes per balloon


  • No crafting skills required.

We tried two different techniques when creating these gold painted balloons. First, you will want to mix your paint with a little bit of water. Thinning down the paint helps it go on to the balloons easier! Don’t add too much water or else the paint will just run off of your balloon.

Hold the balloon from the top and paint from the knotted end towards the center. We loved the look of the brush strokes so after one coat we were finished.

We also used an old 90’s favorite… the splatter technique. Dip your paint brush in the paint and water mixture. Use a clean brush or stick and tap them together causing the paint to fly off the brush.

You can expect to get dirty with this DIY, so craft outside if possible. Let the balloons dry a few minutes and you are all set!

Did you paint balloons for your wedding? Be sure to share your photos with us on Facebook or Instagram!

DIY: Cinnamon Candles

What says cozy winter evening like candlelight and the smell of cinnamon!? We transformed these plain pillar candles in minutes to give them a festive twist. They can be used as wedding decorations or as a fun favor at a winter shower.


  • Pillar Candles
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Handsaw
  • Hot Glue


  • 20 Minutes per candle


  • Cutting the cinnamon sticks was slightly time consuming, but not difficult at all.

First you will want to measure the cinnamon sticks to the appropriate height. I did not make one cut exactly the same and slightly varied the sizes of each cinnamon stick. Then, use the handsaw to cut the stick. I was able to cut the stick halfway through and then snap the remaining half off.  Cutting the cinnamon sticks made my workspace smell delightful!

Once your sticks are cut to size, use the hot glue gun to affix them to the candle. You will want to put the glue directly on the cinnamon instead of the candle as the hot glue slides all over the candle while hot.

Repeat this while staggering the heights of the cinnamon sticks until you’ve made it all the way around.

Light your candle and enjoy!

Pillar candles and cinnamon sticks come in many shapes and sizes, but for this DIY I used 3 inch pillar candles and 4 inch cinnamon sticks. You could try mixing different sized candles to create a complete centerpiece. Learn how you can submit your cinnamon candles by clicking here!

DIY: Pinecone Name Card Holders

We are in love with pinecones and love coming up with fun ways to incorporate them into your wedding décor. With the help of a little spray paint we turn these simple pinecones into elegant name card holders.


  • Pinecones
  • Spray Paint


  • 5 Minutes (Not including drying time)


  • This is a very simple make ahead project!

Choose pinecones that have flat bottoms so they are able to stand on their own. Spray the pinecones and let them dry completely. We only applied one coat of spray paint because we liked the look of the natural color shining through.

Once the pinecones are dry place the name cards into the layers of the cones and you’re done!

*When creating name cards, be sure the name is towards the top of the card so the pinecone doesn’t cover the name. Our cards were 3 1/2″ by 1 3/4″ and we thought they were the perfect proportion to the pinecone!

We would love to see your pinecone name card holders. Be sure to tag us on Instagram or post them to Facebook!

DIY: Painted Bottles

These painted milk bottles are great for flowers, centerpieces, or anywhere in your house after the big day!


  • Bottles
  • Spray Paint
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Bowl or plate that you can mix paint on


  • 30-ish Minutes


  • Super easy!

First, spray paint your bottles in the color of your desired background. I chose white. Spray a thin even coat then let them sit for about 10 minutes. Spray them with another thin layer. After that step, I let them sit for a few hours while I worked on other stuff. You just have to let them sit long enough that the paint isn’t tacky to the touch.

Next up, put some acrylic paint in the color of your choice on your plate or bowl. Dip your brush in the paint and then wipe it off on the side of the plate to get any excess paint off. Hold your bottle upside down and paint strokes downward all the way around your bottle. You’ll want to brush the paint up to the height on the bottle you want your paint to go.

After you let the first coat of paint dry for a few minutes, it’s time for the second coat. Do the exact same steps except this time, stop the paint a little shorter than your first coat. This will give the layered look to your bottles once they dry.

Let the bottles sit and dry overnight & you’re done!

You now have super adorable bottles to spice up any room or event! Try this out and show us your finished products by tagging us on Instagram @diybrideblog or #DIYBride.



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