Did you know that your house is a veritable treasure trove of wedding styling ideas?  Here are a few of our favourite ways to use everyday items for a unique, cost effective and sustainable wedding style that’ll wow your guests.


Glass Bottle Vases

There’s no need to spend money on vases when you can simply recycle your household glass bottles.  Ask your friends and family to keep their bottles in the lead up to your big day and you’ll surely have more than you need (and more money in your pocket).  Go au naturel or get creative by painting or decorating bottles to suit your wedding theme.

Bottles as wedding decoration
Bottles as wedding decoration



Crockery Planters

We love to use luscious green plants to add a touch of nature to any wedding style and one really cute way to personalise planters is by using your old kitchen crockery.  Teacups, teapots, jugs, sugar bowls, mixing bowls, biscuit tins…the list is endless.  Ask your family and friends for their unused items too or head to local garage sales to pick up a few bargains.  Put the planters in your home after the wedding for a lovely daily reminder of your special day.

Cockery as wedding decorations
Crockery as wedding decorations



Old Lace/doilies

Just about every grandparent or parent will have a few old lace doyleys in the back of the cupboard or some vintage lace curtains.  Why not put them to good use to enhance your vintage wedding theme.  Make your own table runner, bonbonniere bags, tea light holders or add a touch of vintage to a modern clutch.

Lace as wedding decorations
Lace as wedding decorations



Old Books

We love finding new and unusual ways to use old books to add a personal style to vintage weddings.  Use your old books as planters, cover candle holders with your favourite poems or passages, make your own bouquet or send vintage book invitations.

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Books as wedding decorations are gorgeous and rustic!


Old Cans

Who knew that this everyday item could be used in so many beautiful ways? Paint them, cover them, decorate them, drill holes in them, hang them, stack them, use them as vases…you are only limited by your creativity.

Cans as wedding decorations
Cans can easily be prettied up to be a super easy and cost effective decoration!


Old Jars

Old jars are so popular with wedding stylists at the moment and we can see why.  They are amazingly versatile!  Recycle the jars from everyday food items like sauces or jams in the lead up to your wedding and use them as drinking glasses, vases, candle holders or in dozens of other creative ways.

Old mason jars for wedding decor
Old jars can be used in so many ways to look amazing!


Recycled Hessian

You might not have hessian laying around home but head to your local fresh produce market, green grocer or supermarket and you’ll be able to pick up some old hessian sacks for a bargain (or free).  Add a rustic feel to your wedding by adding hessian to your invitations, using hessian table runners, adding hessian to your favours or hanging DIY hessian bunting (just to name a few).

Hessian adds a beautiful shabby chic feel – without hurting the hip pocket

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