Let’s talk about “Do it yourself” centerpiece ideas that every bride has…but not every bride wants to get into. Most brides think of DIY as a cheaper, easier way to make their vision a reality. This can be true in most instances but beware of the costs that stack up when buying the supplies to craft a master centerpiece – you might just as well have paid someone else to do it!
The first and easiest is acquiring glass jars or vases in whatever shapes and sizes you want. Pick live or plastic flowers, greenery or beads to grace the inside of the vessels and then fill with water. Place a small tea candle on the water and viola; you’ve got a simple, cheap centerpiece for your table. We love to vary the sizes and heights of the vases for a more appealing, eye catching elegance.
A second option is to gather vases, again of varying sizes and heights, and put sand or rocks in the bottom. A beautifully simple addition is beads on top of the sand. The beads can go with a bride’s color scheme or just plain elegant pearl like. Place the candle in the sand and you’ve got lovely shadows that dance over the beads.
Brides can be very creative with these kinds of center pieces and candle light always lends a romantic feel to any venue. Making your own centerpieces is helpful when you have that vision in mind and it’s not found in the cookie cutter aisle in a Hobby Lobby. The most expensive part a bride will have to think about is how many glass vases? The vases can add up anywhere from $1 to $10 a vase but sometimes you can get discounts when buying in bulk. Also, be sure to talk to your florist, as sometimes they can get deals on vases for the flowers they’re already supplying since they will use those vases after your reception for their shop. We find that putting these DIY centerpieces along windows or lining a certain area can add refinement and set the mood for guests as soon as they walk in.