Show me your DIY centerpieces!

posted 2 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’ll try to post a pic later but we used driftwood. Got it free from a lake bank, drilled holes to inset tea lights and borrowed moss and fake succulents from my hubby’s family that runs a greenhouse. There are lots of ideas on Google if you’re curious what they can look like. If you can borrow a drill you just need a bit large enough to drill the holes and some inexpensive tea lights. His family arranged the pieces on site and it took them a few hours but they looked phenomenal in person. It could all be done ahead of time with various accents but they weren’t gluing the pieces in because they wanted to be able to take them apart afterwards. Also, our wedding wasn’t beachy or nautical at all and they didn’t look out of place.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

If you scroll through the posts there were some gorgeous DIY moss centrepieces I saw a post about in the DIY section about maybe a day or two ago 🙂

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by  Aqua59.
Post # 5
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996 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

K-labree:  I would also love to see a picture of your centerpieces, they sound gorgeous!

Post # 6
Hostess
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I am doing feather centerpieces. The vase is not the right one, just one I used to see how many feathers I actually wanted! I will have tall thin glass vases with strands of pearls and crystals hanging out, and 45 feathers per centerpiece. Will cost around $35 per centerpiece! I’m not doing flowers. And I have a great Gatsby, old Hollywood theme 🙂

 

Post # 7
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131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

geneva2:  AndreannaApollina:  Sorry it took me so long, I’ve been getting called in to work lately. I really don’t have any pics that do them justice but I’ll share what I have. 

This is almost the only image I have from the photographer of a centerpiece as he unfortuntely wasn’t able to get in there before the guests to get really good shots of the place. This was the centerpiece at his table – we used chunkier pieces for the round tables.

This was on our dessert buffet. No tealights in this piece but you can get some really cool pieces.

A guest’s photo from Instagram. They were at one of the rectangular tables.

 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Rio Bravo Country Club

steph91:  OMG these are beautiful!!!!  How in the world are you able to make them for $35 per centerpiece with that many feathers?!?! I cant even find feathers that dont cost me an arm and a leg so I decided to change my centerpieces 🙁 I wanted to do kind of the same thing but with black feathers…. again very beautiful!!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Rio Bravo Country Club

Since I was unable to find feathers at a reasonable price… I decided to change my centerpieces to calla lilys in glass cylinders with floating candles… here are a few photos… I also may add some orchids if I can find some in the right colors… I am trying to do all white and am not sure if I want to use silk or real as of yet… there is a HUGE price difference between real and fake flowers though….

These will be the only flowers at my wedding aside from the flowers me and my girls will carry… I am NOT a fan of flowers… thus the reason I wanted feathers as centerpieces….

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Sadly, the only photo I have of our centerpieces at the actual wedding is this crappy cell phone pic my mom took the night before. 

Here’s the mockup of what I originally designed, although we ended up using different flowers and changed the candle holder to be a bit larger. I love the way they turned out though. 

The mason jars were $10 for a set of 12, the candles were $5 for 12, the candle holders $12 for 12, and the wine bottles were collected from friends and family. With the twine and lace added in, I think I spent about $40-50 for all 12, not including the cost of flowers.

Post # 11
Hostess
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

SJONES2014:  I am a ridiculous bargain hunter haha… I ordered all my feathers from Ebay!! A pack of 100 feathers cost $29 – $35 !! So from one pack of feathers I get 2 centerpieces!!! And my vases are all super cheap with coupons haha.

My decorator was going to rent feathers first, but I said no because the cost would have been in the thousands for the amount I actually need. Buying from China on ebay is so much better, and the quality of them are amazing, which I was super nervous about!!!

Post # 12
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131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

steph91:  Do you mind sharing the ebay seller?

Post # 13
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399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

SJONES2014:  I love this so simple but very pretty!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Rio Bravo Country Club

steph91:  Yes I was going to ask the same question if you still have your ebay seller handy I would LOVE to use the same seller you used!!!  I am searching ebay as I am on here because your prices sound a lot better then what I have been finding!!!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Rio Bravo Country Club

Dreambee:  Thank you so much I canbt wait to make them!!  I am still stuck on what kind of flowers I should use though.. real or the “real feel” flowers or silk….

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