Hi everyone, keeping up with our Eco week I thought I would show you something fun I found on OnceWed, this was created by the author herself.
Here is a great, inexpensive way to really bring Eco design to your wedding…
What you will need:
· slice of wood ( 11′ diam x 2.5′ h)
· glass cylinder vases ( 11′h, 9′h, 6′h x 3.5′ diam)
· pillar candles ( 3 varying heights to fit in each vase)
· ribbon & yarn
· fabric, wood, or dried flowers
· double sided tape
1. Cut 3 pieces of ribbon/yarn (one arms length per piece). Wrap each vase with ribbon/yarn. Attach ends of ribbon/yarn with double sided tape to surface of vase. I chose to wrap with a knobby yarn, satin ribbon, and grosgrain ribbon to create a variety of textures. I also wrapped the ribbon/yarn at different heights on each vase to create more interest.
2. Attach fabric/wood/dried flower to a piece of ribbon and tie around tallest vase.
3. Insert pillar candles into vases. arrange cluster of vases on wood slice, keeping the sides with the tape facing the center.
4. Arrange fabric/wood/dried flowers on wood slice around the vase cluster. Light the candles and enjoy your rustically elegant centerpiece!
FYI: The wooden flowers shown are no longer available for purchase. I would suggest creating fabric flowers or heading to a local craft store and picking up some dried botanicals. If you are interested in creating these centerpieces in large numbers, I would suggest ordering the vases in bulk.
Table decorations at weddings have historically been just flowers. But a great alternative if you don’t want to use flowers is a project like this. Using recycled materials (in this case reclaimed wood), you can really have lovely centerpieces that ooze style and can be made to fit your overall theme. For example, I’m not using wood, but instead my mother’s antique lanterns as our table centerpieces- our overall decoration will be “beautiful light” since everyone is eating at outside at night. I’ll post pics of my vision as I get closer to my wedding date this October.
What about you? Will you be using flowers as table centerpieces at your wedding?