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Hello hello!

Ok so my sister and I had our first DIY centerpiece trial today using my favorite idea. I found this picture from a wedding posted on The Knot that I fell absolutely head over heels for, and I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to do something very similar with my own centerpieces:

So here’s what we tried:

First, I bought a few assorted candlesticks from both Michael’s and Dollar Tree. The wooden ones are from Michael’s and they are a bit more expensive ($3/candlestick), but all of the rest are from the dollar store which happily makes them $1/candlestick (:


Then comes spray painting! I bought black satin spray paint for like, $5. Easy peasy.


Please pardon the fact that these pictures are all taken in my parents’ garage. Oh and that’s my sister/Maid of Honor Becky! (:


I also picked up some fake flowers from Michael’s in the types/colors I want (roses and hydrangeas):


I cut off the stems and stuck one flower in each candlestick and they ended up like this:


And THEN we did a little mock up at the kitchen table!


I am tremendously happy with the result! We’re going to try one more test using real flowers to see if this concept works in real time (there isn’t a lot of room for flower stems in the candle sticks, so I just want to make sure it works ok).  I’m thinking about getting some of that green flower foam to help keep the actual flowers in place/watered; hopefully it turns out just as fantastic! We also want to try to find a few candelabras to mix it up at a few tables so that they’re not all the same. We might throw in a few black vases with straight up bouquets in them, too!

But what do you think?!

Have perfect weeks!


p.s. thank you so much for all of the helpful input on my last post! I completely and absolutely appreciate it! (:

Katie Cross

is a bride blogger who got married in 2011. You can read her wedding planning posts here.