Post # 1
Since the economy, well, totally sucks right now, I thought we could all put our heads together to come up with really cool budget-friendly ($15 or under) table centerpiece ideas…
Share, Bees, Share!
And since I love Polls…
Post # 3
I will start!
Here’s what I’m doing. It may not be this exact model, but something similar, coming in at around $6.00 a piece! It fits in nicely with the venue, as we are getting married in a really cool industrial chic, night/dance club, with a beautiful teak wood floor, and there are “glowy” elements in there. Anyway, The space itelf is very beautiful and has strong architectural elements, I wanted something simple that people can move aside if they need to, without fear of it spilling on the gorgeous dance floor.
Post # 4
Mine were about 6-8 each without the candles and around 12-14 with.
Post # 5
Here’s mine. I can’t guarantee it’s under $15, but it’s close. We used picture frames (on clearance), covered them with river rocks, then most pieces will have only the tall or short glass (this one would be for one of the bigger tables, we have mostly small tables). The vases are filled with blue and silver beads, then water and a floating candle. The flowers were $30–to cover all 40-ish centerpieces! So all-in-all, right around $15. If I get a chance, I’ll do the calculations.
Post # 6
i have no pictures as we are still a month from the wedding and every thing is packed BUT i can describe it.
its a vase wth black river stones in the bottom, and a red rose ppomander on the top!
foam thingy- $1
hot glue- about 10 cents. (we used a whole bag for 15 center epices so its less than a dollar since i only paid a dollar per bag.
grand total about $4.60
Post # 7
@cr6zy: Nice! I like that price!
Post # 9
@tksjewelry: Those are gorgeous– did you put them together yourself, or did they come this way?
Post # 10
@LittleDee27: I did them myself and I am not crafty AT ALL. I bought the bowls at thrift stores. The flowers at Dollar Tree along with the flower foam. I cut the dollar tree flower bunches apart and put them in. The bead stems I made for bouquets and didn’t need all of them so I cut them down and stuck them in. I can’t glue paper together so I was really suprised at how easily they went together.
Just noticed you were from Alaska, we also had light up bottles of Alaskan Glacier water on the tables, that was a gift from my aunt from Alaska so they were free.
Post # 11
Ok I will play:
These are my proposed centerpices for my small family only wedding.
- Trees free just got to go cut them down
- Paint free just got to collect it from my uncle (leftovers)
- votive holders 4/$1.00 on sale at moore’s or Micheals (sorry don’t remember)
- fishing line (filtched from friend’s husband) free
- candles 4/$1.00 or may use flameless which we have so free
- white carnations made them for $6.00 per hundred about 50 used per tree
- wire mesh to hold foresaid carnations free (got off my neighbors scrap heap)
- white batting fluffed to look like snow (already had from unfinished quilting projects, so sad I had so much ) so free
- spray adhesive Free (had six cans for some reason hmm)
- glitter to make batting look like snow $4 Micheals (coupon!)enough for all projects for years
- uplights (I am going to try those push button lights you find at the dollar tree) $2 per tree
- Oh almost forgot plywood to make boxes to hold tree $12 a sheet need 2 sheets to do all 8 centerpieces
- 2×4’s free scrap from different people as I need only one foot lenghts
Roughly $11-13 dollars each. Big style- Little budget!
Post # 12
@secondchances: ooohhh, are you going to do a mockup soon? I would love to see them!
Post # 13
@tksjewelry: I hope to do one in the next month or so. The only thing I am unsure of is the uplighting. That I may need to play with. I will post when I get one done.
Post # 14
@secondchances: Might try led flashlights wrapped in crafting jewelry wire. I wish I had pics of it, but we uplit a project that Darling Husband made for the wedding that way and it worked perfectly.
Post # 15
@tksjewelry: Thanks for the tip. I might try that. It will give a better focused light.
Post # 16
Okay, so for my centerpieces it breaks down like this:
-Moss- $1 per bag from dollar tree
-Rocks/pebbles- free from mom 🙂
-Sand- $3.99 for a 50 pound bag (which obviously fills a LOT more jars than just what’s on one table)
-Jars- they were mostly given to me by mom and what we had at home since we all garden and can. But for the wire jars I found them on ebay, in peddler’s malls, and antique malls for around $2-$3 per jar.
-Tree Slices- free from tree cut down in my parent’s woods
-Candles- bought in bulk from candles for less, averages about $3.18 per table
And here is our centerpiece mock up that I will be making a reality in just a month and a half! OMG!!!!