(Closed) DIY Centerpieces

posted 14 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
35 posts

I don’t know about the fall theme but submerged flowers are very simple and easy.  Do a google image search and you will see some really nice submerged orchids.  🙂

Post # 4
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We’re having a late September wedding and are skirting the ‘harvest fest’ theme by including DIY citrus centerpieces.  They are a work in progress, but we’re thinking lemons with white blossoms.  This could probably work well in a fall theme with baskets of apples or even decorative gourds, which do come in many shapes, colors and sizes to avoid a jack-o-lantern attack.

For a more floral thing, many flowers come in fall shades, which could look lovely.

Post # 5
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Candles work great! Mrs Lemon had soem great ideas, I can’t find them right now but if you search her archive blogs you’ll find her totally awesome and beautiful centerpieces!

Post # 6
24 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

My wedding is in October too and I’m incorporating cranberries because deep crimson red is my main wedding color.  I think I may use bowls with water and cranberries and floating candles (the cranberries float!), with petals and votives scattered around the rest of the table.  I’m sure you could do it yourself.  Unfortunately I don’t have an inspiration picture but I swear it looks so pretty in my head!  Good luck! 

Post # 7
4 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

Depending on your colors…

Why not use little pumpkins?  Or different color Gourds – they are usually green, white, and yellow in color…….plus you could do different sizes and shapes…

 Maybe incorporate candles in to the mix as well if your location allows them!

 Or you could use branches or leaves in some creative ways too….

Post # 9
370 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

Start buying grocery store boquets, spread them out on a towel and then put it back together in different ways. As you practice, you will find what you like, what goes with your theme, what else you need, how tall they will be. 

and keep an eye for branches you like… they can be very pretty, natural and hello… FREE 


Post # 10
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I too am having an october wedding, next year though, and am toying with this idea. you could obviously do a pumpkin in the middle of each table that you could carve the table number, or your married initial or something like that into it and put a candle inside. Or you could use little pumpkins, pine cones andleaves. Another idea is to use fruits like pomegranate or apples and put them in large vases or bowls as a centerpiece. You could always make your own flower centerpieces. you could buy some of those little round glass beads in a color that matches your wedding and put them in a bowl or large oversized glass and in the middle put a tealight candle or an led light and it will make it glow from within.

To add a nice glow you can place votives in gold colored holders around the centerpieces and along the head table. Also, i’ve seen people spread leaves around the cake table also.

Post # 11
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’ve been stuggling with my centerpiece ideas lately (late September wedding). I wanted to do submerged flowers, but the vases I would need are ridiculously expensive when you factor in shipping, and my florist even said they’re expensive for her to get. I’m doing some berries in my bouquets, so that would be a nice incorporation into the centerpieces, but I didn’t know how, then I read MissAlbany’s idea above (click!!). Sounded gorgeous! So I did some searching last night and found this that was posted a few years ago, scroll down to the only picture on the page: http://tinyurl.com/45h9kp. And I might do the frozen cranberry route orrr.. I also found this: http://tinyurl.com/3pfu52. Not sure if dried or frozen cranberries would be better. Would both float? I’m not doing fresh, that is way too much stress!

Post # 12
31 posts
  • Wedding: August 2008

What about branches incorporating dark-colored flowers and berries? They would be relatively inexpensive but still make a big impact. You could also buy silk petals in a dark red color to accent the tables more.

Post # 13
5 posts

I am getting married in October and I purchased candle latern centerpieces from michaels for the centerpieces.  It’s a black wrought iron looking centerpiece that has three mini lanterns hanging off of it at different tiers.  I am also using small votive candles in deep red colored holders.  I am winding fall silk leaves around the lantern centerpices and using nuts (buckeyes and acorns mostly) and pinecones as small accents.  I am also spray painting mini pumpkins in a deep bronze and other metallic colors since orange isn’t one of our wedding colors.  I am also incorporating gourds but using the green and white ones and skipping the orange ones.  I’m using indian corn, wheat and bushel baskets of apples around the room.  Rose petals in deep red will be scattered on table tops and we are placing bowls full of homemade sugared nuts on each table as well.  We are going to use some really fun rustic mini baskets for the bowl.  Lastly, we are "planting" mums in boxes that are made of old planks and we are going to give them away to guests at the end of the night. 

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