15 Pretty Painted Projects for Personalizing Your Wedding Day
You don't have to be a great artist to master these DIY ideas for your celebration. Here, we show the chicest (and simplest) ways to paint your day-of details, even if your skill level is more pre-K than Pre-Raphaelite.
Brushed With Greatness
These white envelopes got an instant upgrade with just two strokes of craft paint. The technique is so quick and easy that you can even use it on invites—without feeling like you'll screw them up! For sheer coverage that lets the text remain visible, choose a light shade and wet the brush first.
Adding a touch of paint to fashion and décor items not only beautifies them, it also makes each one of a kind. First, to transform an inexpensive slipcover into VIP seating, draw a soft, dashed pattern using a refillable paint marker that's filled with multi-surface paint. Post-wedding, give it a spot in your home. Second, create a unique tie for your bouquet by swiping fabric paint across a square of crepe de chine, then cutting the fabric on the bias.
Even inexpensive neutral-toned pumps can channel a brighter color in your palette (use two coats of paint on the soles). Your friends will look great coming—and going.
Cap off your littlest attendant's flats with a flash of leather paint in your color scheme. Pro tip: A strip of painters' tape helps you stay inside the lines.
A subtle wash of color has a dramatic impact on tabletop objects, offering a pleasant contrast to neutral place settings and cloths. Start with place cards that double as napkin rings: Download our editable clip art, then liven up each personalized band with a quick, watery brush of acrylic paint.
Center of Attention
Turn a grouping of vessels palette-friendly by swirling transparent glass paint onto the bottom of each.
Take a linen runner and napkins from basic to beautiful with a few broad strokes of fabric paint.
Strokes of Genius
From stenciled seating assignments to color-splashed favors, use your own wedding shades to personalize day-of details.
For a refreshing start, consider providing mini bottles of rosé cider, which are made even more inviting when given labels customized with a blush stripe.
Painted by Numbers
To create table numbers, place a numeral sticker on a card and crisscross over it with a wide brush. Once the paint dries, remove the sticker to reveal the relevant digits.
Seal the Deal
Easiest. Idea. Ever. Run a 1 1/2-inch bristle brush back and forth over an entire sheet of circle stickers, then use the adhesives to adorn a sleeve of takeaway macarons.
Wrap It Up
Similarly awesome: Apply dots, splatters, or swipes to sheets of paper, and cut to fit a box of matches.
Too-Cute To-Go Tins
Use the same technique to cover cylindrical favor tins, which get a fun finish from our free "XO" sticker clip art.
Personalize clutches for your bridesmaids with painters' tape and letter stickers.