When it comes to wedding décor, you don’t have to spend a ton of money to create a beautiful atmosphere. If you’re crafty, there are often pieces you can pull together yourself that are just as gorgeous DIY-style as they would be if you hired a professional. Plus, creating your own wedding décor is one of the best ways to infuse your personality into one of the most important days of your life.
If you’re looking for a good place to start, begin with your table centerpieces. Wedding centerpieces are a great place to begin because you can make them using simple and accessible items such as candles, flowers and natural elements, and put them together to create a really impressive, cohesive look.
Today we’ve compiled a list of 3 wedding centerpiece ideas that show different focal elements – candles, wooden boxes and foliage – and we’ve put together inspiration boards using images from the web to help inspire you to create your own.
1. Floral Boxes
Use old wooden wine boxes, crates or you can even build your own simple wooden box frames by using scrap pieces, and then load them up with flowers. Whether your floral choices are bright and colorful or subtle and simple, they’ll pop against the natural wood grain.
2. Foliage Table Runners
For a really simple centerpiece idea that packs a lot of punch, create these table runners made from natural foliage. We love using eucalyptus, but you can get creative with all different types of foliage options. Mix in a few flowers or fresh fruit for a nice pop of color.
Finally, create a centerpiece using lots and lots of candles! We like these mason jar candles because they’re the least expensive and most accessible DIY candle there is, but you can even use tea lights, pillar candles of different heights or taper candles in different vessels. This centerpiece idea is great for outdoor receptions that continue late into the night when it gets dark because it creates really beautiful mood lighting, but we also love it for winter weddings because it makes for such a cozy atmosphere.
We want to hear from you! What are your favorite DIY centerpiece ideas? Let us know in the comments below. And for more wedding decor inspiration, click here!