Ideas for Budget-Friendly Centrepieces ($30 per table or less)

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
Member
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Cynderbug:  we’re doing manzanita center pieces with small mason jar candles with a wooden base filled with moss. The only price I have is the $7.50 we spent per manzanita though :/ imams that’s not very helpful,but manzanitas (in my opinion) are a great and budget friendly way to have kick ass non-floral centerpieces

Post # 6
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I bought my flowers at dollar stores and cut the bunches apart. Bought mismatched silver bowls at thrift stores. I also bought a variety of candleholders at thrift stores, dollar stores, and hobby lobby. I also made bead stems to incorporate into the flowers. All the floral foam and other things came from the dollar store. I had tons of compliments on them and when people asked about them they were shocked that they were dollar store flower bunches. I don’t have photos from my day (long story) but I’ll include a pic of some of the stuff I bought. My tables cost less than $20 each. 

Do you have any places around you or that you could make a day trip out of to find your supplies? 

 

Post # 7
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145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@tksjewelry:  love the dollar store! And loveeeee what you accomplished with items from there! 

Post # 8
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42510 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Cynderbug:  manzanita branches are from a shrub or small tree of the same name.

You can attach real or silk flowers or hang crystals or votive lights. They are an easy DIY.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Cynderbug:  you can diy tissue paper pomanders (or even fake flowers).  they are easy and very cheap.  the glass vases or candlesticks can be found at a dollar store.

Post # 10
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145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@julies1949:  ugh. Thank you!! I had the hardest time getting my other  pictures to upload on here with my iPad :/

Post # 13
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Cynderbug:  dollar stores have some pretty plastic ones that I wish had been there when I was shopping. At night you can’t tell they’re not metal. I started by purchasing enough for one to see if I could even do it.  I’m not the crafty type but it was easier than I thought. The bead stems were easy and cheap. I made way to many and still have tons left over. 

 

@readbakesmile:  awe thanks. I did end up using different flowers from the same dollar store but I reused them and the bead stems after to make this wreath.

 

Post # 14
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63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Cynderbug:  One thing you can do is go to a nursery or order online from somewhere like Burpee to get live potted plants – they aren’t that expensive, and you can get the pots somewhere cheap like Ikea or the dollar store.  If you get plants that are hardier, like herbs (lavender and rosemary, for example), you should have fewer concerns about killing them.  

 

 

Post # 15
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785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

This is my inspiration! The glass vase is 99 cents at ikea, the twine can be bought on ebay or in a craft store..these lanterns are $9.04 each https://www.superwholesaler.com/merchandise/?q=23737 …books can be found at a thrift shop I’m sure..if not just skip them.. tea lights are very very cheap, and I plan to use “real touch” flowers, bought online.

Post # 16
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2103 posts
Buzzing bee

@Cynderbug:  

My undersea wedding centerpieces may not help you if you’re not having a similar theme, but I figured another example of DIY may help inspire you.

1) Vases bought when there was a sale (buy 1 get 1 free) at Jo-Ann fabrics
2) Fabric was also during a sale and from the clearance table at Jo-Ann fabrics
3) Votive holders from the dollar store
4) stones from the dollar store
5) fish plants (about 5 bucks each) from amazon.com

I paid a little extra and have lights underneath them for funsies. But I think it looks fine with or without! See below *I hadn’t bought the fabric yet*

 

PLEASE NOTE***** That is my little friend Jeremy Fischer and that is my kitchen table, NOT a table at the wedding. He will not be making a debut at the wedding.  

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