15 DIY Wedding Centerpieces (That Don’t Look Homemade)

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One of the easiest ways to save money on a wedding is to arrange your own flowers and centerpieces. Thankfully, even with limited floral design skills, you can create a beautiful look for your wedding. Here are 15 of our favorite DIY designs that don’t look like you made them yourself.

  • Paint Stick Flower Box – Wedding Chicks: If you don’t want to build slatted boxes out of paint sticks, opt for wine crates instead to create this centerpiece.
  • Rope Vase with Hydrangeas – Julie Blanner: Wrap a plain glass vase with thick jute rope to create this simple look. You can fill with hydrangeas or any flower of your choice.
  • Gold Dipped Milk Bottles – Style Me Pretty: The nice thing about these simple bottles is that they can be arranged in any shape, depending on whether you have round or long tables.
  • Tissue Box Vase – Creme de la Craft: Thanks to some newspaper strips and paint, you can’t tell the base of this beautiful arrangement is a tissue box.
  • Pedestal Vase Floral Arrangement – Swooned Magazine: Follow this tutorial to create this romantic pedestal vase arrangement. It’s easier than it looks!
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  • Submerged Flowers – The Chic Site: All you need to do to create this simple arrangement is to choose bright coordinating blooms and partially submerge them in a range of glass vases.
  • Seasonal Centerpiece – Style Me Pretty: Use whatever blooms you can find in season and follow this guide to make a beautiful arrangement.
  • Lush Garland – Project Wedding: Buy or make your own greenery garland to decorate long tables. It’s a simple project with stunning results.
  • Clementines & Flowers – Green Wedding Shoes: Incorporating fruit into your centerpiece makes for a fresh-looking table. If the colors are oranges and yellows, you can’t go wrong with citrus.
  • Balloon Garland – Design*Sponge: Balloons are a simple no-fuss way to decorate your table. They are low-profile and will last all night.
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  • Winter White Fruit – Martha Stewart Weddings: Faux fruit gets a beautiful upgrade with a bit of tissue paper and decoupage.
  • Concrete Succulent Planters – Brooklyn Bride: The best part of this concrete succulent planter design is that the planters can then be your guests party favors. The polka-dot table runner helps tie everything together.
  • Paper Pom-Poms – Studio DIY: This five-minute centerpiece is perfect for a low-key wedding. It’s so easy, even your smallest guests can help create it.
  • Gold Bottles – Wedding Chicks: A mismatched collection of glass bottles can be totally transformed with a few coats of gold spray paint. Then choose your favorite blooms and arrange them at different heights.
  • Greens Only – Green Wedding Shoes: Sometimes your floral arrangements don’t even need blooms. Instead just focus on the greens and leaves like they did at this tropical themed wedding.