21 DIY Outdoor & Hanging Decor Ideas

Outdoor & Hanging Decor DIY Ideas

It’s time to dish up some more of our DIY love! Hanging decorations can be used as an eye-catching centrepiece for your wedding reception or to complete the overall look that you are trying to achieve. Unleash your imagination when considering the items that can be suspended from above and used as part of your wedding decor.

Refer to our amazing collection of 21 DIY Outdoor & Hanging Decor Ideas that incorporates the use of tins, glass, flowers, photos, umbrellas, ladders, crystals and tons more!

DIY Outdoor & Hanging Decor Ideas

1. (Above) DIY Vintage Photo Hanging Decor - We adore this sentimental outdoor hanging decor idea that is so vintage! {DIY Tip} Peg old photographs of you, your loved ones and your parent’s wedding day on an outdoor “washing line” of twine. {Featured by: The Frosted Petticoat| Shot by: Brown Paper Parcel Photography}

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2. (Above Left) DIY Bubble Chandelier – Use an elaborate focal piece such as this bubble chandelier to create romantic lighting over your wedding altar. Get the DIY here{Featured by: 100 Layer Cake | Shot by: Aruna B. Photography} | 3. (Above Right) DIY Hanging Flower Votives – Suspend a variety of silver hanging votives with candles and flowers within to decorate your wedding altar or reception tent. {DIY Tip} Drill holes into the metal cans and silver candle holders and secure string from which to hang them. Fill each container with either flowers or candles. {Featured by: Brides}

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4. (Above) DIY Beaded Crystal Curtain - Create a stunning beaded curtain of crystals and flowers, which works beautifully with an outdoor wedding. {DIY Tip} Adorn the bough of a lovely tree with a draped curtain of crystals, beads and luscious white flowers to complement the shimmering tablescape below. Add a striking crystal chandelier for instant glamor! {Featured by: The Sweetest Occasion | Styled by:  Bella Rains Garden Studio | Shot by:  Lavender & Twine}

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5. (Above Left) DIY Paper Fan Rosettes - Inspired by the sixties, these paper fan rosettes are great as pretty backdrops and statement above-the-table decor. Get the DIY here{Featured by: Ruffled | Shot by: Rebecca Hansen Weddings} | 6. (Above Right) DIY Birdcage Hanging Decor  - Perfect as vintage or rustic wedding decor, these bouquet birdcages creates a romantic and whimsical atmosphere. {DIY Tip} Purchase a few vintage birdcages and fill them with a bouquet of contrasting flowers before suspending from strong tree branches. {Featured by: Style Me Pretty | Shot by: Nicole Chatham Photography}

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7. (Above) DIY Tissue Paper Pom-Poms – Well-known for it’s fun-factor and affordability, including a few tissue pom-poms in the colours of your choice is a sure way to make a statement at your wedding. Get the DIY here{Featured by: Boho Weddings| Shot by: Kirsten Mavric Photography}

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8. (Above Left) DIY Hanging Flower Lightbulbs – Resembling  magical hanging lightbulbs, suspend these pretty glass baubles from the trees above. {DIY Tip} Unscrew or remove the base of the bauble or lightbulb and pop a single flower inside and reseal. Wound a thin piece of pliable metal around the base to create a hook onto which transparent fishing gut or similar can be tied and each lightbulb can be hung from its base. {Featured by:  Style Me Pretty | Shot by: Tana Photography} | 9. (Above Right) DIY Origami Crane Hanging Decor - Flex your origami muscles and create a fantasy collection of floating paper birds! Get the DIY here{Shot by: Brooke Images}

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10. (Above) DIY Paper Lanterns - Create a fairytale dance floor or reception tent with lantern globes suspended over the dance floor. {DIY Tip} Purchase paper lanterns and play around with suspending them at different heights, hang them in groups or along a line above your dance floor. Add drooping florals in the mix to create a fantasy setting. {Shot by: Axioo Photography}

DIY Outdoor & Hanging Decor Ideas

11. (Above) DIY Paper Heart Hanging Decor - A string of paper hearts decorating your wedding is perfectly suited to the theme of love.  Get the DIY here{Featured by: Wedding Chicks| Shot by: Marianne Wilson Photography}

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12. (Above) DIY Hanging Umbrella Decor – Depending on your wedding theme or style, hanging a collection of umbrellas or parasols upside down creates an amazing view. {DIY Tip} Suspend paper parasols, vintage or funky umbrellas upside down along a line and add a few strings of lights . {Featured by: Green Wedding Shoes | Shot by: Gabriel Ryan Photographers}

DIY Outdoor & Hanging Decor Ideas

13. (Above) DIY Hanging Ladder Wedding Decor – Set a new trend with this suspended hanging structure above your wedding tables. {DIY Tip} Using an old ladder and carefully suspend it above each or a key table. Old photos or “x’s & o’s” can be hung from the steps of the ladder. {Shot by: Emily Steffen Photography}

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14. (Above) DIY Hanging Bottle Decor - Suspend a collection of bottles above your tables if you’re having your wedding reception beneath the beauty of the trees outdoors. {DIY Tip} Suspend bottles using twine and fill each with a sprig of florals such as pretty Baby’s Breath. {Featured by: Wedding Chicks | Shot by: Amalie Orrange}

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15. (Above Left) DIY Hanging Glass Jar Decor – These hanging glass jars create a brilliant visual effect when displayed in a light-filled area. {DIY Tip} Tie twine around the neck of each jar and suspend them. Jars can be filled with candles  or flowers in water. {Featured by: Hello Blossoms} | 16. (Above Right) DIY Rose and Crystal Hanging Decor - This glamorous hanging decor idea is ideal for brightening up the dance floor. {DIY Tip} Suspend streams of crystals with rose buds at the ends. {Featured by: Elizabeth Anne Designs | Shot by: Jerry Yoon Photographers}

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17. (Above) DIY Hanging Floral Bouquets - For a rustic look, recreate this beautiful suspended floral decoration above your reception tables. {DIY Tip} Hang amaranthus flowers along a wooden beam suspended above your tables.{Styled by: Gertie Mae Floral Studio | Shot by: Odalys Mendes Photography}

DIY Outdoor & Hanging Decor Ideas

18. (Above) DIY Floating Hot Air Balloon Decor - We adore these whimsical hot air balloons made from large bouncy balls that doubles up as floating hot air balloon table numbers. Get the DIY here{Featured by: Ruffled | Shot by: Paul Von Rieter Photography}

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19. (Above) DIY Hanging Streamer Decor - Brighten up a tented reception area with yards and yards of fabric streamers. {DIY Tip} Cut long strips of fabric in the same length and width and suspend them from above. Choose the fabric in colours that suit your wedding theme. {Featured by: Green Wedding Shoot | Shot by: Our Labor of Love}

DIY Outdoor & Hanging Decor Ideas

20. (Above) DIY Hanging Fabric Doilies - While these cute hanging fabric doilies  can be used as a mobile, it can also be used as affordable hanging decor for a vintage or eclectic wedding. Get the DIY here{Featured by: Tatertots & Jello}

DIY Outdoor & Hanging Decor Ideas

21. (Above) DIY Hanging Ribbon Decor – Here is another fun way to use a mix of fabric strips for hanging above your wedding tables. {DIY Tip} Cut strips of fabric in varying widths and lengths and drape along a line that runs above your tables. {Featured by: I love SW Mag | Shot by:  Nate Henderson Photography}

Although a few of these pretty ideas can be featured indoors, they make perfect decorations for the outdoors too. Offering loads more DIY ideas for your enjoyment, check out our 21 DIY Butterflies Wedding Theme & Ideas for a butterfly-themed DIY ideas.

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