DIY Wedding Centerpieces

We all know how expensive flowers can be, but what if we told you that you could make your own for a fraction of the price? We’ve gathered some simple and easy to do craft tutorials to show you how to make your very own centerpieces.

Flower-covered Mason Jars with Cinnamon Sticks

This DIY project may be one of the easiest on our list! All you need is an empty Mason jar, hot glue, and fresh or fake flowers. Dip the end of a cinnamon stick in some hot glue and roll it into your favorite flower (or both). You can also add little sparkles using pearlized paint. Just trust us – even kids will enjoy this.

What you will need:

  • Empty Mason jars    
  • Cinnamon sticks 
  • Hot glue          
  • Any type of flowers (fresh or fake)      
  • Pearlized paint (optional)                              


1. Measure the circumference of your jar opening and cut a strip of paper long enough to wrap around it plus an inch for overlap, then write out the words “love” and “joy” on each side. Put a line of hot glue along one end of the strip and roll it into a coil using your fingers. Repeat with the second strip.

2. Arrange your flowers however you’d like them inside your mason jars – they don’t have to be perfect! – then glue the cinnamon stick coils to each jar’s rim. When the glue is dry, fill with water and flowers.

Succulent Mason Jars

Succulents are a great choice for a DIY wedding centerpiece because they require very little care and have a long vase life . You can simply place them in a mason jar , add colored sand or rocks if you want, and pour water down the side of the jar to cover the roots. In case your plants get thirsty before your big day, keep spare succulents on standby to replace any that may wilt.

What you will need:

  • Succulent plants      
  • Colorful sand or rocks   
  • Mason jars    
  • Water             


  1. Fill each mason jar with colorful sand or rocks two inches from the top.

  2. Carefully remove your succulent plants from their plastic pots, making sure to keep as much soil intact as possible. If you want to use several different types of plants, leave about an inch between them in the jar. Fill with enough water so that it reaches just below the lip of each jar and only covers the roots.

 3. Place your succulents into the jars and enjoy!

Tea-light Candles

You can create a lovely centerpiece using tea lights , stones or pebbles , and any type of flower.

What you will need:

  • Tea lights    
  • Pebbles or stones  (optional)          
  • Flowers  (fresh or fake)             


Arrange tea lights in the bottom of your bowl, then cover with pebbles or stones if desired. Pour water around the rocks to conceal the candle bases, then arrange your flowers. If you are using fresh flowers, make sure they are low-maintenance so that you don’t have to worry too much about their care on your big day.

Bouquets From DIY Projects

There is nothing more special than a bouquet made by you! It may seem intimidating at first, but it’s actually really easy to create one yourself. For this tutorial, we’ve chosen four different ideas that will help inspire your own creativity.

Dried Floral Vase Arrangements

This is a stunning way to use flowers that are past their prime. Just soak the stems in water for a few days, then seal them in cellophane bags filled with silica gel packets. Hang upside down until they are completely dry, which can take up to three weeks, then arrange them in sand or colored pebbles inside a glass vase.

Fabric Wrapped Vases

This centerpiece idea is perfect if you want something that can be made ahead of time. You will need different types of fabric, hot glue gun, scissors, and old glass jar. Cut your chosen fabrics into one-inch strips and attach them to the jar using the hot glue gun. Experiment with different patterns and see what you like best.

Circle-shaped Arrangement

If your wedding venue is rustic, this may be an ideal centerpiece for the tables. To make it, all you need is a Styrofoam wreath votive candles, and faux flowers. Insert the stems of the flowers into the foam using a hot glue gun – remember to work quickly! – then adapt them as necessary to keep everything looking uniform around the wreath. Wire together floral stems (fake or real) until they form a circle; then arrange them inside your Styrofoam ring and light up with votives.

These are just some DIY wedding centerpieces ideas that you might want to try. Feel free to be creative and design something that is unique and personal to you!

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