25 Gorgeous DIY Wedding Centerpieces
Whether you want to craft floral masterpieces, make simple arrangements look fab or go flower-free, we’ve got the DIY for you.
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Autumn’s Shining Shades
Embrace fall’s most vibrant, saturated colors to achieve this look — think tangerine, coral and blood orange hues. Pair the striking colors with natural wood and metallics for a rustic glam feel. Here, a peony framed with dusty miller steals the show, but choose your favorite flowers to personalize your centerpieces. Arrange your blooms in a block of wet floral foam for easy assembly. See more from this wedding here >>
Sand meets ultra-gorgeous flower for this DIY centerpiece idea that's truly just as easy as it is beautiful. Cluster a few flower-and-sand creations together; add in tea light candles and you'll have a summer centerpiece worthy of a dreamy beach wedding.
Candles + Confetti
If florals aren't your thing, you can still pull off a super-stunning centerpiece look with large-flake gold confetti and a mixture of pillar and votive candles.
Soft and Simple
Skip the flowers, and welcome the soft, natural elegance of eucalyptus. Pair the gorgeous greenery with crisp white table linens, plenty of candles and subtle gold accents.
With some seasonal, low-cost blooms and paper mache letters found at the craft store, you can create a stunning, readable centerpiece. Get the step-by-step instructions >>
Drink Your Way to Fabulous
Recycled glass bottles, a wood plank and gold paint combine to create this one-of-a-kind centerpiece. Ideal for the budget-conscious bride, this centerpiece packs a powerful punch without requiring loads of flowers. Learn how to make it >>
Crazy About Cacti
Infuse Southwestern flair into your reception design by using cacti for your centerpieces. You can collect and pot the low-maintenance succulents ahead of time and keep them afterward. Place them along a pretty runner that coordinates with your pots.
For a holiday wedding, embrace a wintry color palette of soft whites and frosted greens. Here, Queen Anne’s lace and ranunculus pair with luscious garden roses. A rustic wooden runner and pinecones bring a natural, woodsy quality to the display, while mercury glass accents add a touch of twinkle. Find more DIY ideas for a winter wedding >>
Stacked cake plates filled with fresh grapes, nuts, apples, pears and artichokes could pull double duty as a centerpiece and appetizer at a fall or garden-themed wedding. Recreate this abundant centerpiece >>
Sleek + Cement
Lend a cool, industrial vibe to your tables by crafting DIY cement centerpieces. Give your handmade cement shapes to your florist beforehand, or fill them with your own florals.
Instead of trying to create large, complicated arrangements, embrace the beauty of one particular bloom. Here, lavender lends effortless style to this tablescape. Paired with gold, the look is organic with a hint of glamor.
Take advantage of your venue's low ceilings with a hanging centerpiece! These easy-to-make wreaths are crafted from low cost embroidery hoops and fresh flowers. Here, white roses, dusty miller and berries are attached to hoops with floral wire and hot pink floral tape.
Bring some fall cheer to your wedding tablescape by gluing moss and succulents to stylish white (faux or real) pumpkins. You can make these long-lasting centerpieces ahead of time. Just store them in a sunny location, and spritz them with water weekly. Pair the succulent pumpkins with pinecones and gourds to complete your cheerful autumn centerpieces. Get the full tutorial >>
This hydrangea centerpiece is a definite day-maker for the non-crafty bride on a budget. Hydrangeas are ultra-affordable, and this DIY is ultra-doable. Seven quick steps — which don’t require any extraordinary artistic abilities — will leave you feeling very impressed with yourself.
Taking cues from winter’s bare trees, this flowerless centerpiece is wintry but neither dull nor lifeless. Tree branches create height and visual interest, while flickering tea light candles contribute soft movement. Pinecones add a charming, woodsy accent. Recreate this look with forest finds, or buy natural items in bulk at your local craft store. Hang votives from the branches using twine or wire.
Silk Flower Power
Want the look of luxe, over-the-top flowers, but don’t want to worry about your blooms dying before the big day? Consider using silk flowers to create gorgeous floral runners like these cascading garlands in advance. Pro tip: Silk flowers tend to cost more than fresh cuts. Employ a mixture of both to save money.
Ethereal in White
Offbeat but lovely in every way, this cotton centerpiece will blow your guests away. To make your own, pair raw cotton with gilded leaves (asparagus leaves are pictured above). Display your arrangements in gold containers, and pair them with votives to help achieve an airy, romantic feel.
This woodsy centerpiece borrows from nature to make an organic impact. Wood rounds create the base while simple florals and greenery add elegance to the overall design. Get the step-by-step instructions >>
Summertime is the Right Time
To make this fun, summer-worthy centerpiece, hollow out the center of a melon or pineapple using a kitchen knife, then place a small cylindrical vase inside and fill with flowers that match the theme of your event.
Cluster Tiny Terrariums
The perfect option for a modern wedding, these mini terrariums are totally trendy. Filled with an array of succulents, they’re each a bit different. Cluster five or six in the center of every table. Get the step-by-step instructions >>
An unexpected but brilliant alternative to flowers, these embroidery hoop centerpieces are colorful, artistic and impactful. Gather your bridesmaids for a night of crafting, and knock out a chunk of your wedding worries. You’ll just need embroidery hoops, embroidery floss, floral wire and yarn in your wedding colors.
Grow Your Own
If time is on your side, consider growing your own centerpieces. Carnivorous plants, succulents and ferns make up this three-piece arrangement. Set your plants on a fresh wood round for a rustic vibe. See more from this wedding here >>
Use leftover tile from a home reno or buy bargain tile scraps to create small table runners for your centerpieces. Save old metal cans and paint buckets to serve as cool, vintage-inspired vases. Consider simply filling the vases with inexpensive baby’s breath to keep costs low. The soft, whimsical flower is typically used as a filler but stands well on its own.
Cake Plate Perfection
Perfect for a winter or holiday-themed event, these small cake plates topped with fresh greenery, ornaments and white pillar candles add pretty cheer to any tablescape.
Garden Wedding Inspiration
For the garden-themed wedding, fresh herbs planted in farmhouse-style chalkboard vessels make gorgeous table arrangements. They could also double as favors for guests to take home at the end of the night!