Post # 1
I am trying to DIY several elements of my wedding, with centerpieces being one of the projects. Here’s my first attempt at a centerpiece. I’m not sure what to fill the vase with, anyone have any ideas (lime slices?) My colors are red, black and white. I think I might also want to make the branches look a little more lively (maybe add some crystals?).
The flowers are coffee filter roses that I made ("painted" with food coloring – a pack of 100 filters is $2 at Wal-Mart), the branches are birch ($8 from Michaels for a pack of 5 really long branches – I cut one in half for the arrangement pictured) and the vase is from Wal-Mart for $1.99. The red band around the vase is from left over paper from my DIY invitations project (which I am trying to figure out now). The ivy is from my back yard.
Please, give me honest opinions – does it look cheap or amateurish? Also, what to fill the vase with?
Post # 3
OOh, it hasn’t come up yet (the picture) but what about water pearls in white/black?
Post # 4
I would fill the vases with black smooth river rocks and check out how that looks. I like’em.
Post # 6
I think the centerpieces are gorgeous, and the roses look so real! You did a great job. I’m not sure what else you can add to it, but maybe you could find something white since that color is not represented yet?
Post # 7
No, they don’t look "lame" at all. Kudos to you, you did a very nice job to be honest. Like someone else mentioned, fill them with river rocks.
Post # 8
it’s not lame at all! i really like it! how about putting some pearls or cristal’s strains hanging inside the vase?
Post # 9
It’s not lame! I would maybe suggest using the branches that curl a little. And, I also what the other bees suggested about using River rocks!
Post # 10
They look great! I like the idea of putting something black in the vases like stones or marbles.
Post # 11
I agree, can you find longer branches that curl up or down to make it look more graceful; great concept; maybe you can add hanging strands of crystals on the branches to give it an extra wow factor
think it needs more oomph, but its the beginnings of a great centerpiece; add the crystals like youre thinking
Post # 12
They look good. I agree that you should put something in the vase.
Post # 13
I think they look great. You def need to do something about the clear vase though. Instead of filling the vases, you could wrap them in a black & white patterned paper. I think that would help tie in the B&W better. Some other ideas would be to fill the vases with whole coffee beans (which would smell amazing), dried split peas, rocks, or even colored sand.
Post # 14
ohhh.. and what about hanging a few tealight holders off of the branches?
Post # 15
How about filling with cranberries? I love the roses! I really want to try making them now!
Post # 16
I think they’ll be beautiful when you find something to fill the vase!! Very impressive!