What do you think of my DIY centerpieces??

posted 6 years ago in Table décor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

very cute you should take some pics with a tablecloth underneath the woods distracting

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Much better very pretty!! very romanticWink

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2013

It looks a bit unfinished and really busy. Maybe if you glued a glass candlestick (dollar store) onto the bottom of one of the large vases to give it some height, then filled that with flowers instead of putting flowers in the small vases, which is underwhelming.  Then just use the mason jars and small candle holders for candles to get a lot more impact. Also, if you have 4 colors already as your wedding colors (which can seem like a lot when you put them all together) I wouldn’t use anything that wasn’t one of those colors in your centerpieces (example: a green book). You could cover the book with pretty, inexpensive scrapbook paper in one of your 4 colors, like this:

There is a tutorial here:

http://ourfifthhouse.blogspot.com/2010/12/scrapbook-paper-book-covers.html

Another way to make glass things look more rustic is by doing a faux mercury glass finish on them like this:

I think this one would be awesome for you because it looks rustic, but still elegant and the silver would tie in perfectly with the grey in your color scheme. The tutorial for this is found here: http://makeprojects.com/Project/Faux-Mercury-Glass-from-Recycled-Vases/1668/1. Hope this helps!

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i Also think that it is a little crowded.  Maybe less candle holders.  Maybe keep the books, small mason jars and the large candle holder?  I also like mannaseng’s idea of wrapping the books.  I saw another bee paint her books that turned out great.  I will try to find the post.  Good luck

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I too think it looks a bit crowded. With all the colors of your wedding I too would suggest scaling back and defintely covering the books. I am sure you could find some awesome scrapbook paper in youre colors. I love the use of candles though. I think if you used one floral arrangement and two big candle holders with the three smaller ones would look nice and not overwhelming.

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I also think it might be a little crowded. Maybe you could do flowers in one of the taller glass vases and use the shorter ones surreounding it?

We are doing something kind of similar, however we are using 3 glass jars (various heights- been saving spaghetti sauce, baby food, pizza sauce, salsa, etc jars.) Since we are going with a “rustic elegance” type of theme, I added polished rocks (32 oz. for $1 at the Dollar Tree) to the bottom and am using floating candles (6 for $1 at the Dollar Tree). To jazz it up, I am using hemp rope around the tops of the jars where the lids would go. With 3 different sizes altogether, it looks beautiful and I can make 6 jars for $2! 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Definately too busy and uncoordinates looking IMO.

I would tie a ribbon around the books, and not put any jars on top. I would only use one tall vase and maybe 3 or 4 small ones per table. Maybe add lace or ribbon around the jars as well to dress them up a bit.

I think you’re on the right track to something that could be very cool. It’s just not there yet.

 

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I really like the vibe you have going.  As a rule, I’d stick to 3 different staggered heights – the tallest container, something shorter on the stack of books, and then just a short vase being the shortest height. 

 

Are the books themselves part of the look you are going for?  If not, you could incorporate the navy in swatches of cloth draped over the stacks of books to get the height you need and the color you want without creating the formality or potential distraction a table runner would create and saving time on not having to cover or paint the books.  It may be cheaper, too!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Reduce the number of jars and vases to 3 or 4…with no doubles if possible. This way it’s simple but still offers varying heights.

 

Books are great though! I might do a similar thing the height differentials.

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