April 30, 2011

Karen's Fabulous Frugal Wedding Tip #3: Do It Yourself Centerpieces


Centerpieces at your engagement party and wedding really do dress up the event. However, centerpieces amongst all the plates, napkins, cups, and cutlery you must have at the table for each guest can get pricey. SO, why not just make them yourself? Below you will find a set of different centerpieces that, with my help, you can make for a fraction of the cost.

Shall we?

Aqua Springs 6 Piece Centerpiece Set


This Aqua Springs 6 Piece Centerpiece Set is valued at $50. It includes an 11" x 13" Heritage bowl, aqua-colored glass crushed ice, three pillar candles (4", 6" and 9" tall), and a dogwood flower stem. To make this centerpiece on your own you will need the following:


A bag of Blue Gems from Dollar Tree (pack of 12-$1 a bag) or a pound of Blue Acrylic Ice Rock Vase Gems from Factory Direct Craft ($6), short cylinder/circular Vase from Dollar Tree ($1), Artificial Flowers from Dollar Tree ($1), White Unscented Candles in three different sizes from Dollar Tree ($1)

To Make: Take your vase and place the three white unscented candles inside it. Proceed to pour the gems or rocks into the vase surrounding the candles. Snap the stems off of the artificial flowers so you just have the petals. Dig them into the gem or rocks. CENTERPIECE COMPLETE!

Total estimated price of Karen's Fabulous Frugal 6-piece centerpiece set = $6.00 ($11.00 if rocks are used instead of gems)!!

Tropical Beach 21 Piece Centerpiece Set


This Tropical Beach 21 Piece Centerpiece Set is valued at $59. This Centerpiece set includes a 10" x 10" clear glass pedestal vase, river stones, decorative sea shells, three shell candle holders, three floating candles, 12 tea light candles and 2 phalaenopsis orchid spray. To make this centerpiece on your own you will need the following:


A pedestal bowl-the one I found was from Table And Home ($20), Bag of shells from Hobby Lobby ($10), Small River Stones from Hobby Lobby ($3) Luminescence Filled Glass Tealight Candles, 5-ct. Packs from Dollar Tree ($1), Artificial Flowers (white) from Dollar Tree ($1) Distilled Water($1)

To make: Take your bag of shells and set aside your large ones. With the remaining bag of shells and small river rocks, pour them into the pedestal vase leaving about half of the bowl empty. Proceed to pour in the distilled water until it reaches past the top surface of the shells. Then, position 2-3 tealight candles onto the surface of the water. For the remaining large shells, disperse them around the table placing your remaining tealights on the inside of them. Snap the stems off of the artificial flowers so you just have the petals; disperse around the table. CENTERPIECE COMPLETE!

Total estimated price of Karen's Fabulous Frugal 21-piece centerpiece set
= $36.00!!

Sometimes it's kind of nice to do it yourself...especially at a lower cost!


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3 comments:

  1. These are so cute! I love the seashell one! If my wedding was in the summer, I would definitley use this. You're super talented!

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  2. Thank you so much! If I had a Summer beach wedding I would totally do the Tropical Beach seashell centerpiece too. I wish I could just have multiple weddings and have different themes for each one lol.

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  3. Hi, your Aqua Springs centerpieces are great! I can't find the vase at Dollar Tree, however. Did you buy it there or elsewhere?

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