You have your perfect country wedding all planned out, from the music to the decorations. But one thing that most people don’t consider is the furniture; it is seen as something that has to be traditional and can’t be changed. However, that doesn’t have to be the case! If you’re planning a rustic themed wedding, consider making your own hay furniture to go with the theme.
There are many benefits to making hay furniture, starting with the fact that it goes well with your theme and contains many country elements. Furthermore, it is a project that adds some fun into the wedding planning process, and is one that you and your fiancee can do together! Finally, it’s a cost-efficient solution, as renting wedding furniture can often rack up a significant cost, while hay furniture is inexpensive and easy to make.
You can make hay furniture in outdoor and indoor varieties; however, the easiest and most cost-effective furniture to make is hay bale lounge seats, which are used for guests to sit and enjoy themselves during the wedding. They can be arranged around the interior space used during the reception or for the ceremony; it’s up to you! To get started, take a look at these step-by-step instructions for building your own hay furniture.
What you’ll need:
– Hay bales (3 per seat)
– Fabric (that matches the theme of your wedding)
– Decorative quilt, throw pillows.
- Take a hay bale and drape it with fabric. This will create the bottom of your lounge seat. The fabric should come down almost to the ground around both sides of the hay bale.
- Tie the loose ends of the fabric at the bottom of the hay bale with ribbon to create a neat and decorative look.
- Place a second hay bale behind the first one, and a third hay bale on top of that one. This will form the back of the seat.
- Drape the back of the seat (formed by the second and third hay bales) with a decorative quilt, and arrange the pillows on the seat.
- You should now have a lounge seat that is able to fit one person. If you want to extend this project, creating a bench seat, you will need six more hay bales (three for each side) simply triple the instructions above (placing three hay bales together and draping them with fabric, then three behind them and three on top of those).