mr and mrs embroidery hoop signs

Crafty details are probably some of the most charming components of your wedding's decor.  And if you are having a shabby chic or vintage wedding, DIY-inspired touches are a no-brainer. But these days, crafting is starting to go modern, too. Here are homespun details with an up-to-date sensibility, ensuring that every bride can have some crafty fun.

hello embroidery hoop

Embroidery hoops are all the rage right now in home decor (and some get pretty darn cheeky). Decorate welcome tables, bar areas, and vignettes throughout your venue with hoops that you can use again after the wedding.  Above, this hoop makes a great greeting at a black and white wedding. Below, this tiny ampersand hoop measures only three inches and would be adorable next to vases, jars, and bottles.

tiny ampersand hoop

Sure, burlap is popular at country weddings, but you can make it go modern with a sweet quote from "Up".  Seriously, as if you needed one more reason to tear up at a wedding...

Pixar movie quote on burlap
painted wooden monogram

Update wooden details with sharp typography and painted monograms like the one above. Below, wooden badges are a chic alternative to boutonnieres for groomsmen and ushers.  Especially if you are having a modern wedding in the mountains, these fun Boy Scout-inspired icons set a whimsical tone.

wooden badges for groomsmen or ushers

Why send your groom a note when you can embroider a message on a handkerchief (below)?  He'll be surprised and touched at such a thoughtful gesture right before he heads to wait for you at the end of the aisle.

groom with embroidered handkerchief
modern recipe cards

When it comes to favors, personal always counts, no matter what your wedding's theme. You could hand out little bags of homemade cookies with your grandmother's "secret" recipe on modern cards (above). Or have a basket by the door filled with lavender sachets stamped with a sentimental message. Your guests will love them, and it will smell heavenly on the way home!

lavender filled burlap sachet

Another homemade craft that is making a comeback is the art of canning. Show off your mad skills (or someone else's, as the case may be) by giving your guests jam made with local produce.

homemade jam favors

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