The 5 Best Wedding Crafts for 2018


Posted on 2nd January 2018 by Emily
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Another year gone. Can you believe it?

2017; a year full of love, laughs and creative crafts.  However, as the year has come to an end and 365 days have faded away, we are introduced to the unknown of a new year. While we may not necessarily know what 2018 holds for us all, we can predict a few exciting things… especially when it comes to wedding craft trends!

2017 gave us plenty of exciting and creative wedding craft ideas. This included wedding invitations inspired by both trends in fashion and home décor, as well as a focus on vintage and antique styles. However, for 2018 we are seeing a turning of the tide.

Finding out what’s going to be hot in 2018 for weddings is a wonderful place to start if you are tying the knot next year. We are sure that the year you say, ‘I Do’ is going to be fantastic, and here are some of the reasons why…

1.Slogans and Rhymes – It’s all About the Words

Everything from the bride’s shoes to the venue decorations and of course, your invitations are going to be seeing catchy and quirky slogans and phrases.

Set to be a big trend in 2018, quotes, sayings and slogans, ranging from funny anecdotes to romantic rhymes, are the perfect way to add something special to your big day. .

Take a look at some of these for inspiration and don’t forget to incorporate your theme into your wedding crafts. 

Card blanks would be a great place to start, but don’t forget about the most important slogan creator- fibre tipped pens!

2.The Colour of the Year- Ultra Violet

The pantone colour of the year has been revealed for 2018, and while 2017 was greenery, we now see ultra violet taking centre stage. The colour of the year is always a big indicator of wedding trends to come, so expect to see plenty of purple floral arrangements, invites and décor.

We expect to see name places, plates, plus additions such as purple crystals and sparkle complementing this trend too! Keep in mind that this colour is the perfect partner to gold which can add an extra touch of luxury to a wedding day.

3.Factory Chic- Industrial Copper

While an industrial feel has been popular in past years for interior design, in the last couple of years we have seen it burst onto the wedding scene. 2017 saw more gold accents, and while the new year will see similar designs, metallic touches in more of an industrial copper form will be the leading lady. Everything from your lanterns to tea light holders and even detailing on your invitations will be sprinkled with this trend. This is perhaps the perfect theme for your wedding crafts and venue design if you are getting married in Autumn.

Take a look at some of these industrial copper-based ideas which could get your creative ideas flowing…

Our metallic pencils and markers can be the perfect way to combine this trend with slogans or phrases! We also have metallic envelopes and card to make sure you get this trend spot on.

4.Love in Bloom- Florals and 3D Designs

Floral is always a go-to option for many brides and grooms and always works superbly! Lucky for any wedding planner in 2018, florals and in particular 3D florals, are going to be a huge hit.

We will be seeing a shift towards more hand made features such as pressed flowers rather than illustrated florals. The wonderful thing about this trend is that you can go either way; bold and bright or pastel and natural.  Don’t forget to make sure your floral theme goes across every aspect of your wedding- from the invites to the table plan and maybe even the dress. 


We may have seen minimalism in many trends such as interior design and even in fashion, but we are glad to announce that it is going to be big in 2018 for wedding planning, crafts and design.

2018 is going to be all about natural aspects and stripping things back to basics, where polished detail is key. In terms of achieving a sleek and modern wedding, minimalism is everything and the proof is in the detail. The added benefit of this is that it can take away some of the stress of wedding planning.

Why not even combine the trend of minimalism with another wedding trend?

Trust us when we say there is beauty in simplicity. Simply look at these wedding craft ideas to see for yourself…

Here at Papermilldirect, we have plenty of crafty goods to help you on your way to achieving these exciting 2018 trends. You can even sign up to our newsletter for 10% discount off your wedding craft supplies.


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