You DIY'd your centerpieces for cheap. How cheap is "cheap"?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
  • poll: How much did you/will you spend per table on your frugal or DIY centerpieces?
    $5-$8 per table : (11 votes)
    33 %
    $8-$10 per table : (5 votes)
    15 %
    $10-$12 per table : (4 votes)
    12 %
    $12-$15 per table : (3 votes)
    9 %
    >$15 per table : (10 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 2
    29 posts

    I am planning to do a vase with a blue/purple orchid with a submerged LED light on a mirrored tile. Vase $3, Orchid $4, LED and crystal $3 and mirrored tile $3.  My FBIL works at a floral distribution center so the flowers will be less then half the price of the florist shops though so that helps.  Hopefully he will still be working there next year.  

    Post # 3
    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    sunflower22:  Mine cost about $6 per table. Dollar Tree and a little creativity are your best friends when it comes to centerpieces. 

    Post # 5
    18 posts
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Just working on mine! Mine is ONE DOLLAR a table! I stuck dried wheat (collected myself for free) in a vase form Ikea (99 cents each). I will put a bit of ribbon around it, and three candles in glass holders. The ribbon and glass candle holders are leftover from a friend’s wedding; she gave them to me in exchange for re-editing some of her wedding photos. I suppose I won’t have enough tea candles around the house for all the centrepieces, but those will be pretty cheap : PS. I actually like my centrepieces – they reflect my interests (plant biology), environemntal concners (minimal waste), and style (simple and classy). They just happen to be cheap cheap too.


    Post # 6
    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Peaceoutboyscout:  No unfortunately that was over a year ago. On each table I had 4 different kids of vases with sand in the bottom (ocean theme). 1 had dried seaweed, 1 had a tealight and beach pebbles, 1 had seashells, and one was filled with water, containing a color changing LED light, seashells, and topped with a floating candle. I got the sand from Home Depot and it was something like $4 for a 30lb bag (obviously didn’t use it all). I had 10 tables. 

    Post # 7
    1878 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

    I voted 5-8 but it was realistically probably cheaper than that.

    Post # 8
    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    We’ll have 3 jars per table and each jar was $1. Then we have water beads which I got for super cheap and comes up to about $1 per table. Then floating candles, which I cant remember off hand, but I think those were also about a $1 per candle.

    So all in all maybe $7 per table? That’s a rough estimate though, since everything was bought in bulk and we’ll actually have some extra.

    Post # 9
    8850 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Less than that. Probably a couple bucks a table, if that.

    My dad grew all our flowers in his huge garden, we used mason jars we already had, I got some cute lace jar wraps from another bride for free, and I made our table numbers with Kraft paper, kabob skewers, and a free printable. We also had tea lights in mason jars. 

    I was really happy with how it turned out. No pics in my phone but there are some in my recap if you want to look there. 

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