17 Creative DIY Event Ideas

Have you tried creating new concepts at your event by making things yourselves? Add the personal touch to your event by trying your hand at some of these creative DIY event ideas.

Whether you are looking for ways to stretch your event budget or a start a new creative event project that you can show off, this list is a great place to get inspiration from. From table dressing to actual furniture, as well as photo booths and props, some of these ideas are virtually free, which means if you’re over your budget you can still make an impact without missing out and come up with some pretty cool ideas too.

17 Creative DIY Event Ideas
  1. Dressed Pallet Furniture

Pallets are amazing and can easily be turned into furniture (they are just wood after all) but if you don’t have the time to get too creative, consider dressing them and turning them into easy outdoor furniture. This rustic chic look focuses more on the dressing than the craftsmanship, but it’s functional and cool, nonetheless.


Credit: WonderWeddings

  1. Muffin Liner Backdrop

This hanging backdrop is made from string and muffin liner cases to create a funky hanging effect that could also double up as aerial décor around an entrance or archway. You could adapt this to include different colours or patterns, or it is a budget-friendly way to cover up an ugly venue wall!

Muffin liner photo backdrop for a backyard wedding. ….. #photobackdrop #weddingdecor #diybackdrop #diywedding

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  1. Drawer Station

Pick up an old set of drawers from a thrift store or repurpose some you have lying around into a food or drink station. You could also keep one drawer closed and stocked full of refill food/cutlery and utensils, cups or drinks which is great for outdoor events to stop you having to make lots of trips.


Credit: Lloguers BMB

  1. Frame Props

Save a fortune and make your own photo booth props by cutting out paper shapes and attaching to kebab sticks. This frame idea also allows space to incorporate the event hashtag which is perfect for money saving on these one-use items.

Credit: Emazin Events

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