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Stuff to Make the Perfect Shabby Wedding

Stuff to Make the Perfect Shabby Wedding

Posted by Olivia Sum on

A shabby design includes soft pastel colours such as sky blue, rose pink and beige tones.  Shabby means a little worn or rough around the edges.  There are lots of gorgeous designs to make for a fabulous shabby wedding. 



This picture has lots going on in it, with many great ideas for a shabby wedding.  Firstly there is bunting hanging across the tables which always gives a shabby feel to a room.  To make this bunting for yourself you can find all different types of shabby paper at  On the tables there is a burlap runner down the centre of the table and on top are shabby wedding containers which hold beautiful roses and gypsophila.  Again the flower holders have been customised with shabby paper and ribbons.  Overall the effect has a lovely relaxed country feel to it.

A Shabby Wedding Garland

This garland is just like bunting, it is made of a variety of shabby paper which you can get if you go to Here are some straightforward steps to make it.

You will need

  • Shabby paper
  • Cardboard
  • String
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Hanging hooks

How to make it

  1. Cut a heart template out of the cardboard.
  2. Use the template to cut all your pieces for your garland.
  3. Cut your different shabby papers into shape using your template.
  4. Glue the shabby paper to each of your cardboard pieces.
  5. Use your scissors to make holes in the top of each shabby heart and thread the string.
  6. Attach to the hanging hooks and it`s finished, your own shabby heart garland.

A Shabby Wedding Cake

This is a gorgeous yummy looking cake, made with cream and pastel green and decorated with pink roses.  Around the bottom of each layer is some shabby paper which you can find at  It also has some burlap paper around the outside.

How to Make Shabby Wedding Table Numbers

To re-create this lovely shabby chic effect is really easy and will look lovely in your shabby wedding.

You will need

      • Small picture frames
      • Shabby paper from
      • Turquoise paint
      • A wire scourer
      • A black marker
    1. Paint your frame in turquoise.
    2. Use the scourer to make the paint a little worn looking.
    3. Write your table numbers on each of the pieces of shabby paper.
    4. Once the paint is dry put in the frame. And now your shabby table numbers are complete.  Simple yet effective!

    A Shabby Wedding Card box

    When looking into the shabby wedding theme I came across many stunning ideas but this hand painted wooden cards box has got to be up there with my favourites.  It is a great idea to keep your cards from guests safe so you can read them when all the celebrations are over.  I especially love the message on the front of the box which reads “Every love story is beautiful but ours is my favourite”`s enough to bring a lump to my throat.


     That`s not to mention the fabulous bunting on top of the chest.  It`s very simple to make with some burlap, string and a marker to label the bunting.  I think this item is a must in any shabby wedding!

    Make a Shabby Wedding Display with a bit of Creativity

    The display above is full of ingenuities; I really like the wooden log base that holds all the different types of jars.  All the white flowers are shown off beautifully in the different sized jars and bottles.  Something as easy as wrapping string around the bottle gives it a shabby feel.  Along with some lace around the smaller jars which adds to the softness of the design.

    I hope this has filled your mind full of ideas for your shabby wedding.  These are just a few ideas there are lots of others such as shabby wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, invitations, favour bags, chair decors, ring cushions, a shabby wedding wreath for your front door to let everyone know you are getting married.  There are so many ideas you won`t know where to begin. I hope this has given you a place to start though, have fun!

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