Chic DIY Bridal Shower Decor Ideas

In the festivities leading up to a bride-to-be's big day, you obviously want to make sure everything is pretty, elegant and stress-free. 

But bridal showers can get expensive (especially if you are the Made-of-Honor, and ESPECIALLY if you are planning for a big group), and there's always the added pressure of making sure everything is polished and up to the future bride's standards.

Luckily, we've found some adorable DIY decoration ideas that will make your bridal shower stand out, and not in the tacky toilet-paper-wedding-dress way (I hate that game). The future Mrs. will love the elegant touches, and you and the fellow bridesmaids can save some cash with some simple DIY projects, and finding supplies on the cheap.

Take a look at some of our favorite DIY decor ideas, and get inspired to make your bride-to-be's shower a little more glamorous. You don't have to go all-out for every event, but with a few simple touches, you'll create a special party she'll never forget! 


  • DIY Tassel Garland

    Tassel garland is super trendy for parties right now, and makes for the perfect shower decoration. It's an easy way to incorporate the bride's wedding colors, and makes a lovely addition hanging over a dessert or gift table. The best part? You can make it yourself! Check out this simple tutorial from featured on Pizzazzerie.

  • DIY Confetti-Dipped Balloons

    Balloons are a traditional and easy party decor element. Embrace the confetti trend with these simple conftetti-dipped balloons. They'll really stand out in the room, and can be customized with the colors of your choice. Fill with helium and leave around the room in bunches. They also make for a fun prop to take outside and take photos with. Check out the simple tutorial on Studio DIY.

  • Honeycomb Garland

    Honeycomb tissue balls are the perfect shower decoration. They are light, pretty and girlie without being too cheesy. Instead of hanging them from the ceiling, string them together to create a pretty garland banner for your dessert table, or to line the walls. Get the how-to from Oh Happy Day.

  • DIY Glitter Polka Dot Garland

    Notice a garland pattern happening? It's such a trendy piece of party decor, and so versatile. String behind a dessert table, line a wall vertically for a good photo backdrop, or line the tables with it. With the gold confetti dot trending happening, this garland is perfect for a bridal shower. Find out how to make it from Classy Clutter.

  • DIY Chalkboard Sign

    The chalkboard trend is still going strong, which makes personalizing and customizing decor super easy. We love this adorable sign from Because Home Should Be Great. How cute is that message? Paint some old frames and signs with chalkboard paint, and display around the shower.

  • Painted Mason Jar Vases

    Some may argue that the whole mason-jar-for-everything thing has been overdone, but we disagree. It's such a fun and inexpensive way to add some rustic charm to your bridal shower. With some simple coats of paint and fresh-cut flowers, you have some easy decor pieces or centerpieces. Get the tutorial from Place of my Taste.

  • DIY Marquee Letters

    Marquee letters are everywhere right now. And while some tutorials are more complicated than others, it's still cheaper than paying an arm and a leg for custom letters. Plus, the bride-to-be will have the letters she can keep for a trendy piece of decor in her new home. You can incorporate the bride and groom's initials, spell out "Mr. & Mrs.," or even spell out "I Do." We love this simple "LOVE" marquee, courtesy of Evan and Katelyn.

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