Inexpensive Centerpiece Idea. Gaudy? Need Honest Opinions

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’m assuming the mat isn’t part of it? 

 

I think they could look really cute! I just suggest pushing everything closer so it looks more uniform? it all seems so spread out and awkward?

 

but I dont think the puff balls would be bad at all, though i can’t tell well from this picture? tissue paper might be softer and more dainty then cupcake holders though.

 

 

 

like this?

 

 

only not hanging obviously — http://www.lollychops.com/lollychops/2010/03/tissue-paper-paper-flowers-tutorial.html

ETA or this

 

 

http://www.grabbingmyhappy.com/2011/04/tissue-paper-hydrangea-tutorial.html

 

 

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I like the paper balls! But be sure they’re very stable. I wouldn’t want a guest to bump one and have it fall in a candle and turn into a fire ball!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I like the balls too.  I’d second the recommendation for tissue paper – you can get big pack at the dollar store or Wal-Mart so it would probably even work out cheaper.

And also to make sure they can’t turn into fire balls!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I like the balls, but I’d dye them or use coloured tissue paper. Even ivory or a buttercream tissue paper would be better than stark white.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I love it but I’m into that style. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

i would change the holder so something more stable. Just like PP has posted, I wouldn’t want to risk any fire accident :/

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

you are on to a great start, I think if you either had two balls with the candles on the outside or moved everything a little closer together it would look nice. Try making the center be the tallest part and having the smaller candles on the outside, it usually gives it more of a unified look that way. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I made flowers out of coffee filters and found that scrunching them up made them look more flower like. Other than the cupcake liners looking too much like cupcake liners instead of flowers I really like it.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@pinkkathryn:  I’m LOVING that second picture. I have a milk glass vase just like the one in the pic so I sense a small DIY project for my dining table. <<Pinning as we speak>>

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

What if you put the kissing ball on top of the purple vase?  I think that would look great.  Also, what did u use for the light? As in – what’s the name of the brand?

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@soon2bcali:  that would be really fun! It didn’t seem too hard either!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I like the balls, i just think theres too much going on… I would do either the balls or the large candle, but not both

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@MrsWalsh:  I like your centerpiece and I think you did a great job! My only concern is that it might look a little awkward on a circular table. Obviously if you’re not having circular tables that won’t be an issue. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

The kissing ball is not the problem. The flourescent purple light vase looks strange.

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