Planning a wedding can, as you know, be super expensive. So, many couples are opting to go for DIY options to save cash as well as show their creative side. One of the most popular DIY projects is centerpieces for the wedding reception. If you buy them from a florist they can be very prices. However, who says that a centerpiece has to be flowers? Why not stick with something simple and cost effective without losing the beauty or “wow” factor. There are loads of ideas for easy DIY centerpieces. Below are three that are affordable, simple and fit most every occasion.
Fruit filled vases: This idea has become extremely popular because it is so very simple to do, and the possibilities are vast. Simply buy an oversized clear glass vase to begin with. Wide and tall square-shaped ones are ideal. Then, choose one fruit or a variety of fruits to fill it. Lemons and limes are a great option, and cut in half they give a really fresh look—perfect for summer and spring weddings. Oranges are perfect for fall, and lines and cherries are wonderful for winter. Once you have chosen one, place them in the vase and simply carefully fill with water. The end result is a colorful and beautiful centerpiece that doesn’t break the bank.
Branch centerpieces: What is more affordable the FREE? Yes indeed, go out there and pick your own branches. The size is up to you, but grouping larger ones together make a better statement. Just make sure the branches are nice and sturdy. After that, let your imagination run wild. You can leave them in their natural state for a rustic look, or spray paint the branches for a pop of color. The color is of course up to you. Then, place the branches in your vase of choice. Feel free to add embellishments such as hanging beads, butterflies, snowflakes, and leaves to fit the time of year.
Edible baskets: This may sounds strange, but it is actually makes for a very beautiful centerpiece. For example, buys some larger baskets—they don’t all have to be the same. The best place to find baskets for a really cheap price is at thrift stores and flea markets. Then, line the baskets with your choice of decorative cloth napkins and fill it with edible goodies. The key here is to create height—think herbs (that resemble plants!), tall breadsticks, fruits, cheeses, etc. The size and shapes need to be eclectic in order to create a unique look. The guests will think you are super creative and have fun munching as well!