Make a DIY wedding garland from materials sent by friends & family #Decor DIY#decor#guests#steal-this-idea Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Aug 13 2015) Ariel arielmstallings Photo by Rachel May Photography So much deep love for how Kelsey & Elias decorated with DIY wedding garlands constructed from materials sent by friends and family: A really special part of the decor were all the felted garlands that hung around the reception and ceremony. Family and friends from around the world created these, sending packages full of felted balls to us during the engagement. We strung these and used them as decoration to create a cozy, intimate feel, as well as include guests who couldn't attend. It's extra sweet that they used these garlands as a way to include guests who weren't able to attend. To see more amazing wedding decor ideas, you need to check out the full wedding, which is filled with inspiration. Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the forthcoming From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. She writes weekly essays for her new publication, The Afterglow. PREVIOUS What funeral planning taught me about wedding planning NEXT Slushies, food trucks, and brunch: 10 delicious ways to make your wedding food fun Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] Ooh, you could do a really sweet combination of this with the invitations-in-a-jar idea, by using the RSVPs to make garlands (once you' made note of everything!). Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.