8 Simple DIY Wedding Centrepieces

February 16, 2015

in Accessories, Centrepieces, Decorations, Flowers

Simple Jam Jar Centrepiece

Centrepieces lend a decorative note to your reception tables. They can be formal, simple, romantic or playful, the choice is yours to fit in with your wedding theme.  I have put together eight simple ideas for DIY wedding centrepieces which can easily be reproduced, and where you can add your own special touches.

1. The main picture is a very simple idea for a classical looking centrepiece, just using a large empty jam jar from your cupboard and filling it with an arrangement of colourful flowers.  You can add ribbon or twine for extra embellishment.

2. You can easily add a welcoming touch to your wedding tables with carriage style lanterns. Lanterns sit perfectly on a wedding table, simply taking centre stage and they do make an excellent table setting. Just add tealights or church candles, and decorate using ribbon or flowers.

3. For a very simple centrepiece idea, fill a glass vase with coloured water and add flowers of choice mixed in with some garden twigs,  and for extra interest hang small silver chocolate moulds on each twig.

White lanterns

Twigs in vase

Square vase


4. To give  a clear square vase more interest cover it in organza, pretty material or patterned paper before adding your wedding flowers.

White candlesticks

5. To add a more contemporary feel to your wedding table collect candlesticks and paint them glossy white and they will just look fabulous. They can be mixed in with small white pots of herbs or, for a more pure look, just use them on their own.

Enamel Jug

6. Collect old metal jugs and upcycle them by giving them a coat of white matt paint, then fill them with colourful garden flowers. If the jug is leaking place the flowers in a plastic container or bag inside the jug.


7. Collect teacups, saucers and glasses from flea markets, car boot sales, charity shops, or even use family heirlooms, set them up as a pretty stack in the centre of the table and place a few simple small flowers to the teacup, matching the floral colours.

crate centrepiece

8. Fill a simple wooden crate with flowers and add a wedding message on the side.

If time is limited then check out the White Company for some very stylish table items and vases.

Note: When using candles for your decorations ensure you always use a container that is designed to hold a candle

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Sharon Maher is a wedding and party planner, event venue stylist and also writes the blogs Norah Sleep Wedding Style, Norah Sleep Living Style and My Wedding Marquee about weddings, food, fashion, style and things that inspire her in life. Find her on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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