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Easy and Elegant DIY Wedding Centerpieces

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Table centerpieces are arguably the focal point of the overall wedding decor, as they create the atmosphere of your reception and give your guests a front-row seat into your personal style.  Ever popular do-it-yourself projects are the perfect way to bring your personality to your wedding day, and may they help you keep some cash in your pocket too!  These easy and elegant DIY wedding centerpieces are sure to make a statement.

Yarn Wrapped Painted Vases: To create the design on these vases, wrap yarn in a criss-cross pattern around your your vase and secure it with a piece of tape on the underside. Paint the vases with a few light coats of spray paint and let them dry completely. Once dry, gently remove the yarn and admire your work! Embellish your creations with fabric ties like these, or attach a ribbon stripe of ribbon around the top with hot glue. You can also fill them with branches orflower arrangements.

Carnation Pomander

Carnation Pomanders:  This centerpiece bids farewell to the days when carnations were considered tacky.  Arrange a great amount of the fluffy flowers on an Oasis floral foam sphere.  Be sure to wet the sphere completely, and ring out the excess water.  This will help hold the flowers in place, and keep them from wilting.  You can secure the pomander to a vase or candlestick from your local dollar store for height.

String Spheres: These add a whimsical touch to any table decor.  Blow up balloons to a medium size, so they keep a ball shape.  Wrap the balloons with yarn and cover them with fabric stiffener.  When completely dry, pop the balloons an remove them.  Arrange the spheres in a line down the center of a long table with accents of flowers and candles.  You can also hang these from ceiling for added elegance.  Lights can be added too, like this cluster of three spheres from StuffByJenB on Etsy!

Spray Painted Cans: As the saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” and that is certainly true for this DIY.  A few coats of metallic spray paint give these unlabled recylables new life and become the perfect centerpiece for a rustic wedding.

For brides on a budget, or brides who just want to indulge their inner Martha Stewarts, Do-It-Yourself wedding centerpieces are the way to go!

What kind of DIY Centerpiece would you have for your wedding?  Share your thoughts in the comment box below!





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Comments (5)

November 29, 2011

I’m not sure how I feel about the painted cans, but I LOVE the carnation pomander! It’s so fluffy, it just looks relaxed and elegant!

November 29, 2011

I love all of these, but especially the first picture with the roses. Can I make these like the carnation pomander?

December 7, 2011

Though I’ve never made one myself, I think a rose pomander would be made the same way. Just keep your budget in mind, as you need A LOT of flowers to accomplish this and roses cost more per stem than carnations. If you try one, please let us know how it turns out!

March 20, 2012

I love these ideas! So beautiful!

March 20, 2012

Candles or the floating ones are the easiest materials to be used for DYI centerpieces. It is affordable too.

Jaf Gifts


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