The “$15 or Under Centerpiece Challenge”… Let’s Play!

posted 7 years ago in Decor
  • poll: $15/Under Challenge
    Oooh! I had a great $15/under centerpiece at my fabulous wedding, and I have posted pics below:) : (37 votes)
    25 %
    I would be really happy to have something cool and cheap,and am willing to do heavy duty DIY. : (45 votes)
    30 %
    I want something that requires very little crafty/DIY skills... : (17 votes)
    11 %
    I Paid Way over $15 per centerpiece at my wedding! : (30 votes)
    20 %
    I Will Take the Challenge! And will tell you about my idea! : (19 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 4
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Mine were about 6-8 each without the candles and around 12-14 with.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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!

    total cost

    vase -$1

    rocks-$1

    roses- $1.50

    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 # 10
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @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
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    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 Embarassed) 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
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      Roughly $11-13 dollars each. Big style- Little budget!

     

     

    Post # 12
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @secondchances:  ooohhh, are you going to do a mockup soon?  I would love to see them!

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @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
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @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
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @tksjewelry: Thanks for the tip. I might try that. It will give a better focused light.

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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!!!!

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