(Closed) Ideas for Centrepieces with Tall Cylinder Vases

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Im using very similar vases for my wedding and this is what I have come up with so far! I used Pinecones from my area (FREE) and Silk Calla Lilies ($1/each)…thinking of “glitterizing” the pineconces some or all…and maybe adding a light since our wedding is in the evening, if the surrounding tealights arent enough! =)

Post # 4
2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Obviously candles in the color(s) of your choosing would work.  How about something like this?  You could get inexpensive leaves and or pebbles etc. from the dollar store and/or craft store as well as candles.  Maybe you could do brown leaves and blue candles.  Actually, your wedding is in October, so you could do real leaves for free!

Fall centerpiece - glass cylinder and floating candles

Post # 5
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think if it is done right that the blue water with the candles looks very sleek and sophisticated 🙂 and you will have the brown table runner underneath it so it ties in both color elements….

Post # 6
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Have you thought about submerging flowers?  A single bloom in those would work well.  There is a lot of color on your table so no need to color the water and than add some rocks or marbles in the bottom with a submergable light.  Taller vases work well for something like that.

I’m planning on submerging a tulip like above and using a lampshade on top to turn it into a giant table lamp.


Post # 8
46597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

This is a bit of a challenge as your colors, brown and blue, do not typically bring to mind autumn and wine.

I’m guessing that you want to keep the cost low as you mentioned not using flowers because of the cost. That rules out lampshades, I guess, although it is a great look.

You could do pomaders on top of the vases-paper ones can be made ahead of time. You can also use your lights if you like.


You could do something with real grapevines like this example. You could wind your vines around the grapevine prunings.



Post # 10
2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

So, with what you already have, it seems you can have the cylinder with autumn vines around the base.  Put the blue light in with the water and have a candle floating in the water.  Or, fill up the cylanders with the corks instead and have the leaves at the base or somehow attach them to the outside of the cylanders so they appear to be climbing the outside of the cylanders to make it look more interesting.  Lastly, you could partially fill the cylander with corks and somehow balance the candle on top of the corks and have the autumn leaves around the base.  Similar to this, using corks instead of those little ball things.

2 piece bubble vase makes an awesome centerpiece

Post # 11
4 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am using the same vases and doing a submerged calla lily. Having only one flower can cut costs. I also tried with a silk one and it lasted for 7 hours which works if you set up right before your reception. Here is mine with a submerged light. The total cost came out to $15 (everything in pic minues the vase)

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