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.

Country Summer Centerpiece DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Create Floral Cupcakes in Unique Arrangement DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Fruit Cube Arrangement Produces Unusual Effect DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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 Table Centerpiece has Rustic Look DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Autumn Basket Beauty

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

Centerpiece Delivers Aura of Casual Formality DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Formal Winter Look

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

Cream-Colored Centerpiece DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Dahlia Display DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Yellow Flower Spring Collection DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

May Flowers

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

Summer Long and Low Table Centerpiece DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Long & Low

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

Stunning Floral Arrangement DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Homemade Paper Floral Centerpiece

Paper Flower Power

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

Birdcage Centerpiece and Wedding Guest Book Courtesy of BHLDN

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.

Pencil Pinwheel

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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