These things were the bane of my existence. I could not, for the life of me, decide what I wanted. In the end, a DIY Tutorial (found on Pinterest, of course) shaped not only my centerpiece design, but really the entire theme of my wedding. As soon as a I saw it, I knew that I wanted to work them into my centerpieces. Let’s call it love at first sight.
I was able to find a great deal on wine bottles from a local brewing company who sold me all the bottles I needed – label free and identical in size and shape. I recruited my Dad to paint them for me. I went with a matte black paint on all the bottles. To take care of the writing, I created the text and then cut 150,000 with my Silhouette. Just kidding – It was 63. It was easy, they’re all identical, and I’m happy as a clam! (If you’re interested in labels of your own for you wedding or other project, they are available over in our Etsy Shop!)
With the bottles done, my Mom and I took on the hunt to find sticks. Yes, sticks. We went all over looking for decorative sticks to put into the bottles for height without diminishing the guests’ ability to talk to one another. We ended up finding some great black ones with silver beads at Michaels, Silver swirly ones at Hobby Lobby, and some fun green ones with green beads at HomeGoods. We divided those up and plunked them in the bottles.
Finally, we DIY-ed some cute votives to match my color scheme (black, white and pops of green, if you haven’t noticed). I picked these guys up, plain, a Hobby Lobby for a complete steal compared to the online prices. Then I bought silver and green ribbon and some rhinestones and we set to work!
I love how my final centerpieces turned out – and they were a huge hit at the wedding!
Bride submission: Ashley Gooding of lovefromhomeblog.com