If you are planning your wedding you are probably seeing the total cost add up … and up! One way to stretch your wedding dollars is to use DIY wedding reception centerpieces.
In this post we’ll focus on the ways you can incorporate glass bottles in to your DIY centerpiece. There are lots of other DIY possibilities as well, which we will cover in future blog posts. In the meantime, check out our DIY Centerpiece Pinterest board which has over 100 photos of ideas and inspiration. DIY Centerpieces on Pinterest
The price of the bottles can range from a couple dollars each to free! You can use soft drink bottles, beer bottles, wine bottles and “dress” them up to look great. We suggest mixing free bottles with a few purchased ones.
And you can mix cuttings from bushes in with your cut flowers to stretch their effect.
One way to create centerpieces with a square shape is to use small jars or bottles and tie them together with ribbon, twine, yarn, etc. and fill them with cut flowers in your wedding colors.
Another idea for a DIY centerpiece is to use a variety of bottles and fill each with a single flower. This works especially well for long, rectangular-shaped tables.
You can use a variety of bottle colors or shades of a single color for impact.
Another option, besides adding flowers to a simple bottle, is to decorate the bottles. You can use colored glass “pebbles” to add a pop of color in the water and/or add decorative paper, ribbon or yarn.
The bottles can also be spray painted or dipped in paint to coordinate with weddings that are using either silver or gold as an accent.
And for winter weddings you can give the bottles a wintery look as shown below. See photo source below for instructions on how to accomplish this look.