Post # 1
I was hoping to get your opinion on the (sort of) DIY centerpiece I mocked up today. All up it will cost $13.00 per table. The little vases for the flowers were from the dollar store. The lanterns are $2 from a bulk wholesaler. The fabric is about $4.00 a square. I have a surger and I’m going to make the fabric squares look more finished.
Thanks for giving me your thoughts!
Edit: I should mention now that I’ve seen some of the comments that this isn’t the actual table size. The tables are 60″ rounds so the glasses/plates won’t touch/be near to the fabric square.
Post # 3
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Oooh I like it lots! 🙂 are the tealight candles going to in the corners like that? I’d be worried about bumping into them.
Post # 4
@DulcetMute: I think they’re super pretty!! LOVE the lanterns!! Would you mind sharing the link or name of where you bought them???
I think it’s a bit too square on a second look, the four vases with flowers that align with the four candles in the corners….. I dont know…. how about bunch the flowers under the lantern (forget the little vases) or closer to it and then put the candles around them to give it more of a focal point that’s a little less obvious…. The fabric itself is super pretty and you don’t need to fill it all up. Also, your guests sleeves might catch on fire with the candles close to glasses. I do really love the whole look though!
Post # 5
@DulcetMute: I think it’s very pretty but just no visual impact. The lantern and the vases all appear to be too close to the same height (could be the angle that the picture was taken).
I would elevate the lantern on something that goes with your wedding- a slab of wood, a box etc. and bring the tea lights in a little closer to the rest of the items.
Post # 6
Thanks for the advice! This is actually on a family member’s dining table. The tables are actually 60″ rounds so none of the glasses will touch the fabric square or be near candles.
I might add a slab of wood to give the lanterns a little more height. That’s a good tip.
Post # 8
I think it’s very pretty. I love the fabric and the lantern. I would play around with raising the lantern on something and I”d also do three vases of flowers instead of four. Even if you keep it exactly as is though I think it’s lovely.
Post # 9
I like it ! However, I agree with PP re: the little tea lights. perhaps move them in a bit so that there is no chance that somebody knocks one with a wayward glass.
Post # 10
@DulcetMute: I don’t think you should do 4 vases per table – maybe two and two tealights? Other than that I love it.
Post # 11
@DulcetMute: You did a great job! I think putting the lantern on a block is a great idea. I think everything is too ‘4’ if that makes sense. Maybe try 3 vases with flowers and 5 tealights? Or add a picture in a shabby chic white frame? Do you have assigned seating and need a place to put table names or numbers?
Post # 12
I think it’s gorgeous! So romantic looking.
Post # 13
@DulcetMute: Love it!
A rolled hem with your serger would be nice to finish the edge of the fabric square, but a baby hem with a sewing machine would look more polished. I have a narrow hem foot for my sewing machine that is awesome – it turns the fabric over as you sew, so it eliminates having to turn under and press before you sew!
I also love your lanterns and would like to know where you found them!
Post # 14
@DulcetMute: i like the pattern on the squares and the flowers and lantern but there needs to be more height difference. also, the tealights should be incorporated into the centrepiece more, move them inwards.
keep in mind that not everything has to be symmetrical and don’t forget about the items that the venue may place; buns, butter, s&p, etc.
Post # 15
@DulcetMute: I’m impressed that you found those lanterns for $2! Do you mind sharing where? I’ve been looking for lanterns for my centerpieces as well.
Post # 16
wow, $2 is a great deal! For those of you looking, I found mine on eBay. They cost me $100 for 18. Mine are black, but if I recall correctly the white ones may be a bit less.