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This post is part of a recurring series here on BSB – we share a wedding budget tip every Tuesday to help you save money on your wedding! You can also see past posts (and a sneak peek at what's ahead) on this wedding budget tips page for your convenience and future reference.


Wedding Budget Tip #15: Upcycle items you have around your home to use them as wedding decor!

Wedding Budget Tip #15:

Upcycle Items you have around the house as wedding decor.


Have you heard of Upcycling?



  1. reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original.

    “the opportunity to upcycle trash, or turn it into new products, was vast”


Upcycling is a great way to save money and create custom, personalized decor items and more for your wedding day. Just think of all the items you have around your house that could be reused or repurposed for your wedding day.

Items like tin cans, glass jars, wine bottles, frappucino bottles, coffee cans, and other items you might toss in the recycle bin can take on a new life with the help of a little DIY. Spraypaint, adding fabrics or lace, or even glitter can totally transform your household items into gorgeous centerpiece vessels and decor.

Upcycling for your wedding is a great way to be less wasteful, both money-wise and environmentally! And the effect can be just as lovely as any professionally designed decor you've seen.

Want to see some examples?

There are so many ways to create wedding decor without spending a fortune, using items around your home that might otherwise be thrown away.

Need more ideas? Check out our DIY project tutorials!

So tell us:

Are you doing any upcycling for your wedding?

or Would you consider using upcycled wedding decor?

Leave a comment below and let us know!



Want more wedding budget tips? Come back next Tuesday for the next post in this series.

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