HOW TO DIY WEDDING CENTERPIECES

DIY WEDDING CENTERPIECES - CHELSEA DE CASTRO

What’s up guys! It’s been a minute since my last post, but I’m back to show you guys how to DIY your own wedding centerpieces.

Creating your own wedding centerpieces can seem super daunting and a meltdown waiting to happen. I’m not gonna lie, it’s not a walk in the park. It takes lots of trail and error, a few trips to the flower district, and some aunties and moms to help you! But with a little extra effort, you can save hundreds to thousands of dollars by DIY’ing it yourself.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • White Roses
  • Assorted Pink Roses
  • Coffee Bean
  • Seeded Eucalyptus
  • Ruscus
  • Baby’s Breath
  • Plastic Lining
  • Wet Oasis Floral Foam
  • Centerpiece Base

STEP ONE:

Line the inside of your centerpiece with a plastic liner. The plastic liner prevents water from damaging the wood. This step is only needed if you choose a wooden base like the ones we used. For our wedding we went with manzanita tree centerpieces that we purchased from the LA Flower District.

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STEP TWO:

Place your oasis in water until its completely soaked all the way through.

DIY WEDDING CENTERPIECES - CHELSEA DE CASTRO

STEP THREE:

Cut your soaked oasis and place it into your base so that the whole base is covered.

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STEP FOUR:

Trim the excess plastic liner around the base.

DIY WEDDING CENTERPIECES - CHELSEA DE CASTRO

STEP FIVE:

Start creating a base layer of your chosen greens all around your centerpiece. We chose seeded eucalyptus because we liked that it was very easy to work with and easy to handle.

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STEP SIX:

Cut your long stemmed roses down to about 6-8 inches depending on how tall you would like to have your flowers extend out.

DIY WEDDING CENTERPIECES - CHELSEA DE CASTRO

STEP SEVEN:

Start sticking your roses into the oasis. We found it was easier to start by placing the flowers in the middle and then building around the center and outwards.

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STEP EIGHT:

Fill in centerpiece with your favorite fillers in between the roses.

DIY WEDDING CENTERPIECES - CHELSEA DE CASTRODIY WEDDING CENTERPIECES - CHELSEA DE CASTRO

STEP NINE:

Add in personal touches! We strung battery powered fairy lights and hung glass terrariums with tea lights inside onto the tree to make them pop out during dinner time.

DIY WEDDING CENTERPIECES - CHELSEA DE CASTRO

STEP TEN:

Make a plan on how you’re going to transport your centerpieces to your venue and where you are going to store them. In our case, we had to rent a van with AC to take our centerpieces to our venue because the trees were too high to transport in an SUV.

All in all, creating our own wedding centerpieces was so rewarding in the end. It took minor cuts, sweat, and some tears but we had such a blast seeing it come together. And hey, saved a toooonn of money in the process 😉

DIY WEDDING CENTERPIECES - CHELSEA DE CASTRODIY WEDDING CENTERPIECES - CHELSEA DE CASTRO

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