Every Wednesday we go live on our social media for a quick Q&A wedding related query session. And in these live videos, one of the most asked questions is, “What is the coolest, trendiest, and super-easy ideas for DIY Mehendi decor?”. Being asked so many times, we decided to put together all the DIY ideas that you can do for your Mehendi decor (yes, we do take it that seriously!). But before we plunge into the pool of ideas, here is a little information box about DIY:

What is DIY?

Do It Yourself is basically a way of recycling and reusing the products and doing it by oneself rather than getting it done by a professional.

Why DIY?

To save the money and isn't it fun when you sit together with a bunch of family and friends and make all the decor items? We say, a lot of fun! But make sure you have a lot of time on hand to get the ideas implemented otherwise it will turn out to be maddening!

While DIY might not be everyone's cup of tea, here are all the fun and quirky elements you can include in your Mehendi decor:

37 DIY Decor Ideas For Your Mehendi

Origami

Cranes- All you need are some glazed papers or just colored papers along with a thread to hang them around the venue. Wondering how to make them? Here is an easy way.

Boats

Another way of decorating the venue is by hanging paper boats. Choose papers with cutesy prints such as polka dots and stripes. This is how you can make them.

Paper Fans

They are the easiest of them all. Just pick two pop colors such as bright yellow and baby blue or Fuschia pink and orange. Stick these on the bride jhoola or on the entrance of the venue. Learn how to create them

Also, notice the color-themed cut out elephants and inverted hanging umbrellas.

Pin Wheels

Either you can make them using colored papers and stick or you can buy them cheap from a roadside vendor too. You can use them as table centerpieces or just put them around the venue and let them show their magic when the wind blows. And here is how you can do that

Or just fix them up on the table with Genda Phool arrangements. 

Buntings

Make colorful buntings using cloth or paper and tie them in the ceiling or on the back of the chair. Looks tricky but they are fairly easy to make

You can make rectangular-shaped buntings with printed fabrics. 

Fairy Lights

And you just need to pick up your fairy lights and tie them to have a starry ceiling. 

Mason Jars

Mason jars have been one of the hottest fashions in decor for quite a while and they are super versatile and are easily available in the local markets (Chandni Chowk, Sarojini Nagar, Sadar Bazaar for wholesale products)

They work best as the centerpieces- just tie a jute rope knot on it and fill it up with baby's breath flowers

Or stick a layer of burlap and lace and tie a ribbon knot and fill it with your favorite flower (sunflower maybe?). You can also complement it with a wine bottle or a candle.

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Bird Cages

Decorate bird cages with artificial or real flowers and ferns and use them as table centerpieces or hang them around the venue.

Thank You, Favours

What's the best way to impress guests than DIY their thank you favors? Just wrap chocolates in printed fabric and tie it with jute rope or lace or ribbon. 

Spray Painted Bicycle

Use it in the photo booth or you can also put it at the entrance. All you need is an old cycle and spray paint and tadaa...!

 Sign Boards and Chalk Boards

For signboards, use a wooden slab (which you can find easily lying in your storeroom) spray paint it, and write MEHENDI or anything funky in an interesting font. Punch small holes and hang it using a thread or a wire. 

Chalkboards are easily available - write an interesting quote on it or ask wishes for the bride through it!

Photowall

Let your guests walk your life through a memory wall created by your old photographs. You can stick them on paper coasters and hang them on jute ropes.

Or just clip the photographs on threads and brighten the set up with fairy lights and flowers. 

 Streamers

Streamers are one of the best DIY options and the easiest of them all. All you need to do is to buy them and tie them! If you happen to have a corridor at your venue, just simply tie them like this.

You can also create a photo booth using streamers. Add paper fans and pom poms too.

Or if you do not mind doing a little more hard work, hang them on the ceiling with pom-pom extensions in some. And of course, fairy lights do the magic as always!

 Decor Props

There are props which you can just DIY and put anywhere around the venue

Bring your ladder from the storeroom to your venue or just ask your local carpenter to create one for you and decorate it mason jars and thermocol cut-outs (such as BAR or LOVE). For thermocouple cut-outs, apply a coat of adhesive and dip in glitter and paste on the ladder with double tape.

Use a brass vessel or just a stone bowl (like in the picture) and fill with water and artificial floating flowers or real flowers. You can also add floating candles along. Put these in line at the entrance of the venue or just around the venue.

Colour paint your earthen pots in your favorite colors and stick gotta Patti patches. These can be put together or separately around the venue. 

Hangings

Embroidery Hoops

Paste pom-poms, tassels, and gotta patches and hang them with gotta strings.

Lotta and Genda Phool

 Tape Genda string or stick it with glue to the inside of the lotta and let it hang by moli/kalawa thread (for that auspicious look) or jute rope. Remember that it needs to be sturdy so do not use ribbons to hang it. 

Ghungroos

Tie them in bunches and just hang them through a thread. So easy!

Kettles

Buy pretty painted kettles or you can also paint them with your favorite paint and hang them with a sturdy rope. 

Dreamcatchers

Talking about hanging decorations and not mentioning dreamcatchers. Ho nahi saktaYou can either make your own dreamcatcher or you can just buy them in bulk and tie around the venue. 

Puppets

 StyleDrive blogger Aayushi Bangar rocked her Mehendi with these puppets

Hoola Hoop Hangings

Take a hula hoop and tie a bunch of flowers and leaves on one side of it and hang it with ribbon or rope 

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Jute Ball Hangings

All you need is some fevicol, balloon, jute rope to make them. Dip the jute rope in fevicol and paste it around the balloon and let it dry then deflate the balloon and the hanging is ready!

Painted Tyres

Spray paint old tires and tie a bunch of flowers on side of it and hang them

Paper Cones

Learn how to make paper cones with colorful papers and hang them upside down.

Image Credits and Featured Image Credits: Stories By Joseph Radhik

Which DIY idea did you find the easiest of them all? Tell us in the comments below!


37 DIY Decor Ideas For Your Mehendi (And We Show You How!)

by Nidhi Chaudhary

37 DIY Decor Ideas For Your Mehendi (And We Show You How!)