Creating a gorgeous table is easier than you think. By using little touches of décor and opting for a less traditional and unexpected centrepiece, you can create a truly memorable setting.
Here are a few of our favourite easy and modern DIY centrepiece ideas to beautify your on-budget tablescape.
Mix it up for your guests viewing pleasure by drawing the eyes upwards with some gorgeous hanging centrepieces. Balloons have made a huge comeback recently and one of our favourite ideas is to create a balloon chandelier above the table with favourite photos tangling from the balloons. We also love the look of a suspended flower arrangement or individual flowers hanging above the table. Why do we love this idea so much? Well for one thing it de-clutters the tabletop, leaving room for gorgeous charger plates, full place settings, shareable food items, wine decanters and any other decorative touches that add to your ambience. Another reason is, hanging centrepieces make your guests’ interaction easier because they don’t obstruct your their view of each other. We’ve all been at weddings where guests have had to duck around the dramatic candelabra centrepieces to try to talk to the person across the table from them. Not the best formula for getting to know one another.
Make a bold statement with your centrepieces by going extra-large. One DIY idea is to make giant paper flowers in the colour of your choice and lay them down the centre of the table. Play around with a mixture of patterned, textured and vibrant coloured papers. It’s a fun arts and craft project and looks effortlessly chic at the same time – perfect for a dinner party or an outdoor reception. Not in the mood to be crafty? Try inserting oversized leaves into various-sized glass vases and intersperse with smaller bud vases with a single tropical flower to create a unique, DIY tropical feel.
Turning your table’s centrepieces into edible décor is a great way to delight your guests, save money, and incorporate a themed look. These whole pineapples are an adorable way to brighten up your tablescape, plus they can then be sliced and diced for dessert afterwards! Or a mixed fruit centrepiece is another great option so your guests can simply help themselves to a healthy dessert. If you want to channel your inner Betty Crocker, then a cupcake bouquet is the way to go for a yummy outcome your guests are sure to enjoy. A treat for the eyes and the belly!
There is no denying that flowers make a beautiful centrepiece, but it’s always sad when they start to wilt and wither after a couple of days and they can be expensive. Instea, why not challenge yourself to create your own centrepieces that will last long after your event. Mini present boxes are easy to make and you can event turn them into a gift takeaway for guests. An often overlooked and forgotten piece of greenery is the cacti! Cacti come in all different sizes, funky shapes and colours so why not shine a spotlight on these long lost friends by creating an unexpected centrepiece your guests won’t help but notice.
Do you have any additional ideas for non-traditional, DIY centrepieces? If so, we’d love to hear about them in the comments section below!
We hope these DIY centrepieces have inspired you to get creative at your next event. Save money by getting crafty! Go with the unexpected and don’t shy away from things other people wouldn’t think of using. The perfect tablescape is one that reflects your individuality, the mood of your event, and gets guests talking.