Wedding Centerpiece Trial!

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:

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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 (:

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

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

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

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

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

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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!

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

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