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DIY Ideas for a Vintage Style Bridal Shower

Decorate your vintage style bridal shower with these simple and elegant DIY ideas - from personalized serve ware to a beautiful vintage garland.

The mark of a well themed party is always in the details and DIY elements. But even if you’re not a party stylist or Martha Stewart wannabe, you can add simple touches to make your party stand out. Here are two simple tricks to turn your regular setting into one with a vintage look.


Personalized Serve Ware

Add a unique embellishment to guests’ utensils by using a metal embossing set to add monograms to spoons or handles. Then, after the party, give these a quick rinse and let your guests take the set home as a keepsake.



To keep costs down, you can pick up inexpensive new sets at home stores, or collect vintage pieces from a thrift store. The important thing to remember is to use silverware that is slightly soft so it’s easy to emboss.

  • Metal embossing set
  • Hammer
  • Silverware pieces

Step 1: Choose initials for a monogram or spell out a word from the embossing set.

Step 2: Use a hard stable surface to work on and cover it with a cloth or piece of cardboard to protect the silverware. (I did this on the driveway with a sheet of cardboard as the protective surface.)

Step 3: Place the silverware down, line up the embossing letter as you want it, and use the hammer to hit the embossing stick several times with force.

Step 4: Lift the stick to reveal the letter indention in the silverware.

Step 5: Repeat as needed.

Once you get the feel for it, you may find yourself embossing every piece of metal you can find!


Vintage Garland

A party banner is as easy as 1-2-3, with only two supplies needed.



As you see here, doilies hang over rustic twine for a very vintage look. You don’t even need to sew—the weight of the fabric will hug the twine and stay on.

  • Jute twine
  • Small crochet doilies
  • Ingredient 3

Step 1: Hang a piece of twine between two points and let it drop slightly.

Step 2: Hang the doilies over the twine every few inches.

Step 3: Secure the doilies with a straight pin if you feel like you need to, so the doilies can be removed and reused later.

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