(Closed) need budget diy centerpiece ideas

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee

Candles candles candles 🙂 If you are going vintage, maybe you could try putting them in missmatched holders (maybe brass or metal ones that you could find at a thrift store)

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree with Karissa- the mismatched look with taper candles is really pretty. Maybe you could also try using small boxwood topiaries surrounded by tea lights? That has a nice garden feel too! I would just be careful if you decide to go with faux topiaries that they don’t look too fake. (these are preserved ones from Ballard Designs)

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Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m doing a vintage feel wedding, but not 100%. My centerpieces will be mason jars with candles inside. I don’t know if this is quite as elegant as you want, but I’ve seen it pulled off very nicely.

Also, have you considered candles surrounding empty wine bottles (put something decorative coming out of the mouth)?  This was something I considered since a lot of my friends drink wine or would be willing to buy cheap wine and save the bottles.  Maybe your friends/family would consider the same?

Second point, depending budget… tea cups tea cups tea cups… thrift store and goodwill. They make for very romantic decorating!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m doing something like this:

 

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Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@jenewitt: I love that! Totally what I have in mine for ours, depending on our venue.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

what about birdcages? Save-on-crafts has birdcages starting at two for twenty bucks, and i’m putting different sized candles in side them.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

This is part of my inspiration.  There are lots of colors of callas.  The vases are $8 (plus shipping) and the lillies can be had for $1-2 a piece.

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I did this and it cost about 4.00 per centerpiece…mind you I scavenged craiglist and borrowd the vases….

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Post # 12
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Honey bee

Picture frames all painted white arranged in a  triangle (same size 8×10 with black and white photos on them. They dont have to have the same frame, the white pulls it together. You can find them at tag sales, goodwill, clearances.

… lets see if I can find a picture. I cant 🙁

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@katiedee:thanks!  i’m just trying to collect pretty vases now…and lots of them!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@jenewitt: haha, i’m thinking about starting. my aunt was in a thrift store last night and literally sent me 11 pictures of different vases they had. i’m like “ahh i’m not ready to commit yet!”

 

@Baileyh: oooh! these are pretty too. nice work! huh, i didn’t realize i was such a sucker for cute centerpieces!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Melini: Where did you get the  vases?

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Topiaries that look real are unlikely to be inexpensive, unless you make them yourself. The ones shown from Ballard Designs, for example, are $50 each.

 

I love the pic that @jenewitt:posted. Definitely say vintage to me.

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