Post # 1
Here it is ladies! This is the original vision in my head that I had over a year ago when I started dreaming of my winter wonderland wedding.
I finally have it just like I want it, after about a month of playing around with ideas. For those who don’t know, I am probably the thriftiest bride you will ever meet, so the amount I spent on these jewels is something I MUST brag about. With such a large wedding (35 tables) and a small budget, spending $100 on each centerpiece was not an option. I’m so proud of this, though, that I have to crow.
Vase – Dollar Tree, $35
Base Mirror – Dollar Tree, $35
Pinecones – Free, off the ground
Branches – $10.00
Cotton for “snow” – $5.00
Snow spray – $3
Foral Lights – Michaels, $30 (You can’t really see in the pic because of the flash, but it really makes the vase look fabulous!)
TOTAL – $118.00, ave $3.37 per table
I’d really like to know what everyone thinks! Remember, I’m not a pro or a millionare…just a crafty, frugal bride! 🙂
Post # 4
I think they will look great on your tables 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
I love how festive they look. Great job.
Post # 6
Thank you! Any constructive advice? Does it need more branches?
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA
Those look great for a winter wedding, and you can’t beat the price! I really like the snow tipped pine cones too!
Post # 8
They’re so pretty! I especially love the pinecones- and the price. You cannot beat that.
More sticks might be nice, to fill it out a bit. Not too many, maybe just more near the center portion.
Post # 9
Can’t beat that price! It’s very pretty! 🙂 I’ve used that vase for my mock up, and am thinking about getting them for the real deal (35 tables as well). I would love to see how it would look with just a few more branches, or maybe with a branch or two of those sparkly Christmas decor branches (silver) that have the little balls/beads on them? I’ve seen them at hobby lobby. 🙂
P.S. If you do decide to add more branches, you could save money by just collecting them – as you did the acorns! My friend pulled off 35 centerpieces with collected branches. Spray painted them golden (silver, in your case) and they were just beautiful! 🙂
Post # 10
Did you use cotton batting, or cotton balls? I really like the overall thing, but from the picture it looks like cotton balls. Using cotton batting and kind of shredding it a bit might look a little smoother and more realistic.
Or use the cotton balls as a base to stay nice and plump, and make sure it doesn’t fall down and use something like this on top?