Watercolour DIY Roundup

In the recent reader survey we did (results coming soon!), one thing that lots of you asked for was more DIY-related content here on the blog – we hear you! So you can expect to see more of our roundups and other DIYs heading your way soon. Today we’re touching on a trend that has grown and grown in weddings – I honestly just can’t get enough of the watercolour look, so much so that I’m planning on dabbling in painting watercolours myself (just for fun mind you, my artistic abilities don’t stretch very far). With this being a popular and versatile look, it’s no surprise that there are loads of really gorgeous watercolour DIY projects out there, and we’ve rounded up 15 of our favourites for you to choose from. (PS Loads of these come from local design powerhouse Susan Brand – love seeing South African talent out there!)

1. If you’re considering having paper blooms or integrating them among real ones in your decor, I don’t think you’ll find prettier than these watercolour flowers. Via Love Grows Wild

2. Watercolour-effect bottle table numbers really stand out, and are super easy to make too! Via Almost Makes Perfect
3. Custom dyed napkins are a great idea for your tables if you’re going for a watercolour theme. Via Paper & Stitch (pic & DIY by Brittni Mehlhoff)

4. Such a simple concept, but so pretty – this watercolour framed escort card display board is a personal fave. Via Ruffled (DIY by Sarah Park Events, pic by Julie Lim Photography)

5. Edible favours always go down well, and these watercolour cookies are just adorable! Via Momtastic (pic & DIY by Maddy Hague of Splendid Supply Co.)
6. Watercolour escort cards? They don’t get prettier than these! Via Once Wed (DIY by Ginny Au, Holly Hollon, pic by Erich McVey)

7. Hand out watercolour confetti cones for the sweetest shower of love from your guests (or use them for sweets, popcorn or other edible favours). Via Swooned (pic & printable by Susan Brand Design)

8. The ‘choose a seat, not a side’ poster has become popular in weddings recently – here’s a lovely printable watercolour version. Via Swooned (pic & DIY by Susan Brand Design)
9. These printable watercolour ceremony programmes are so pretty! Via Julep (pic & DIY by Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete)

10. Turn a simple set of wedding invitations into an absolutely beautiful one with a bit of handpainted watercolour details. Via The Pretty Blog (pic & DIY by Susan Brand Design)

11. Combine watercolour detailing with Mediterranean wedding style with these olive leaf place cards. Via eHow (DIY by Craftberry Bush)
12. Why should your snack table miss out on the watercolour loveliness? These printable cheese markers add the perfect finishing touch. Via Swooned (pic & printable by Susan Brand Design)

13. These colour wash table numbers are a great addition to a summer wedding table, don’t you think? Via Evermine Blog

14. Such a budget friendly and unique touch to a table: painted glass votives. Via Once Wed
15. A thumbprint guest book is a great way of remembering all of the guests who were present at your wedding (and looks great framed in your home). Via Swooned (pic & DIY by Susan Brand Design)

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