DIY Wedding Centerpieces

Be your own florist with our DIY wedding centerpiece ideas. If you've got a black thumb, you're in luck, too. Alternative centerpieces are hot, and we show you how to go flower-free.
By: Briana Mowrey

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging ©2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging ©2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging ©2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging ©2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging ©2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging ©2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging ©2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging ©2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging ©2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging ©2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: Kim Foren, Geranium Lake Flowers

Photo By: BHLDN

Country Charm

This romantic display is full of scent and texture, arranged in a rustic, earthenware container. If you have any roses left over, pull the petals off gently and scatter them around the base of the vase before the wedding guests arrive.

Cute as a Cupcake

A wire cupcake stand gives this centerpiece its tiered shape. Hydrangeas, peonies and roses amp up the romance and look as delicate as frosted confections.

Add Zest With Citrus

Slices of limes add a twist to this bold grouping of cockscomb flowers. If yellow is one of your wedding colors, try this arrangement with sunflowers and lemons instead.

Autumn Basket Beauty

This informal basket centerpiece adds a cozy feel to autumn nuptials with a short, round shape.

Formal Winter Look

A candle in the center of this arrangement adds a traditional feeling.

A Dream in Cream

Chosen to match the color of the oval enamel basket, this floral mix is wild and unfussy, yet sweet. The shape works best for long reception tables.

Box of Jewels

Jewel dahlias' intricate petals and intense colors shine like gems in an old jewelry box, while the mix of buds, semi-open and fully open blooms add interest and texture.

May Flowers

These fresh, cheerful centerpieces were designed for a spring wedding.

Long & Low

A long and low arrangement is not an everyday display, but this classic design has its place in a traditional setting.

Over-the-Top Urn

At five feet tall, its grand scale is too much for a reception table, but it's perfect somewhere where it will get noticed, like an entrance hall or a buffet.

Splendor in the Grass

Kim Foren of Geranium Lake mixed bunches of grass in with tulips for a fresh and fragrant grouping.

Paper Flower Power

Keren Dukes' orange paper flowers pack a stylish punch, no florist required.

Birdcages That Sing

Birdcages are in-demand for wedding table styling. Make one a centerpiece by placing a fresh flower arrangement inside the bars.

#1 Vases

Vintage trophies make perfect vases for floral centerpieces, or fill them with straws and/or utensils so they add form and function to your tables.

Whimsical Pinwheels

These pencil pinwheels are especially appropriate for weddings with a light-hearted theme (like a country fair). They may be a kid craft but they'll appeal to the inner-child in your guests.

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