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The table centerpiece can be one of the most important parts of the
wedding reception. Typically, it is one of the first things that your guests will
notice once they sit down at the table and can help to set the tone or theme
for the entire reception hall. This page provides a step by step guide on
how to create the decorative and elegant cetnerpieces. The core for this
project is a styrofoam ring that you can attach either dried, silk, or real
flowers to depending on your tastes and interests.
Estimated Project Completion Time
- 12 or 14" Styrofoam ring
- 1 12 or 14" circular cardboard piece
- Acrylic spray paint that can be used to paint the styrophoam ring to the color desired
- 1 Small bunch of eucalyptus
- 10 rose buds (top of stem is optional)
- 4 stems each, purple and white statice sinuata
- 7 additional flowers (can be real or fake)
- 3 large silk white roses (open is better)
- 2 to 3 yds. ribbon
- 1 white, round pillar candle that can be inserted within the styrofoam ring
- Wire cutters
- If the Styrofoam ring is white you should paint it green.
- Paint the cardboard cirle on the both sides.
- Take the cardboard circle and paste the Styrofoam ring to one side of the cardboard ring.
- Cut the ribbon into two lengths, 1 yd. long and 2 yds. long. Using the pins, pin ribbons around the inside and outside edges of the wreath ring. The ribbon should not be pinned tightly to the wreath ring edges, but rather looped and loose.
- Cut the seasonal greens in 3" or 4" pieces. Working in 3" sections and starting at the top, spread glue on front of the wreath ring. Add seasonal green stems until wreath ring is covered; secure stems with pins if necessary.
- Trim stems of other dried materials and glue to ring randomly, adding color or spacing as desired. Cut off rose stems; glue roses to wreath as pictured. Use any remaining ribbon to make loops or bows to add around the wreath.
- Add seasonal greens to fill in any gaps.
- Insert candle into the central hole of the ring
- Attach ribbon to candle if desired
Floating Candle / Flower Centerpieces
This craft is another variation on the candle centerpiece, however, the basis
for this centerpiece is going to be water instead of styrofoam. The key to
this type of centerpiece is to balance the candle and the floating flowers so
that none of the flowers move around in the water - this is important to
maintaining the illusion that the centerpiece is solid.
Estimated Project Completion Time
- 1 medium / large, round floating candle
- 1 12" glass bowl
- 6 Silk Roses
- Additional silk or real flowers
- Colored glass balls(optional for bottom of water)
- Seasonal Greens (optional)
- Add glass balls to bottom of glass bowl.
- Add water to bowl
- Add floating candle to water and stabilize near center
- while stabilizing floating candle, add the silk or real roses to the top of bowl.
- Add additional flowers to fill in space and organize around the cndle. Be sure to add enough so that there is not a lot of space.
- fill in additional space with seasonal greens
- Place on table an light candle. Make sure no flowers are too close to the burning candle - this can be accomplished by making sure that the items don't have a lot of room to float.