Wedding Planning

13 DIY Centerpiece Ideas for Eye-Catching Wedding Tables on a Budget

13 DIY Centerpiece Ideas for Eye-Catching Wedding Tables on a Budget

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Looking for the best DIY centerpiece on a budget? These 13 inexpensive ideas will make your wedding tables unique and eye-catching with just a few simple items. To make at least one step of your wedding-planning process just a bit easier, we’ve given each DIY centerpiece a rating based on how easy it is to make yourself and included where to shop the necessary products online.


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DIY M&Ms Wedding Centerpiece


Easy Edible Arrangement DIY Centerpieces


Bring some eye candy to the table by filling fishbowls or glass vases with personalized candies in your wedding colors. Add in your wedding flowers and you’ve got inexpensive DIY centerpieces that require little assembly! A budget-saving extra: Give each guest a cute burlap bag to fill with the candy as favors.


What You’ll Need:


DIY level: Basic. There’s no DIY experience required for this centerpiece.


DIY Beach Inspired Mason Jar Centerpiece

Sea Glass Lantern DIY Centerpieces


These aren’t your average beach wedding centerpieces! Glue some sea glass, seashells or vase filler to a mason jar, then tie it off with twine. Though this is one of our favorite DIY wedding centerpieces on a budget, it probably isn’t the best option If you’re planning a large wedding in a shorter amount of time, as each of these centerpieces takes awhile to assemble.


What You’ll Need:


DIY level: Medium. If you’ve crafted a time or two, don’t be afraid to try to your hand at this idea.


DIY Glitter Woodcut Centerpieces


Sparkling Woodcut Decor DIY Centerpiece


Thinking about DIY wedding centerpieces without flowers? This is one of those DIY wedding ideas that works well with just about any wedding theme. While the tutorial is technically for coasters (which would make an awesome rustic wedding favor), we’ve decided to apply it to some table decor. How neat would those candy fishbowl arrangements look on top of these?


What You’ll Need:


DIY level: Basic. However, glitter is not a quick clean up, so choose your workplace carefully!


DIY Disney Inspired Centerpiece

Disney-Inspired DIY Centerpieces


Disney-loving brides, take note of this Cinderella-inspired pumpkin DIY centerpiece. We’ll warn you again, glitter is not easy to clean after crafting! But don’t let that stop you from grabbing the Mod Podge and as much sparkle as your heart desires.


What You’ll Need:


DIY level: Medium. If you want those pumpkins to look similar to the one in the picture, you’ll need to apply several coats for these inexpensive DIY centerpieces.


DIY Rose Gold Wine Bottle Vases


Rose-Gold Wine Bottle DIY Centerpieces


Once the rosé is gone, don’t be quick to rid of those bottles until you’ve seen this idea for inexpensive DIY centerpieces. Start by soaking some empty wine bottles until the labels come off. After they’re clean and dry, spray paint each bottle with at least two coats of metallic paint. You can also coat one in glitter for a neat accent piece.


What You’ll Need:


DIY level: Basic. The spray paint is a smooth and quick application, but set aside some extra time if you choose the glitter option.


DIY Spray Painted Baby's Breath Centerpiece


Sparkling Baby’s Breath DIY Wedding Centerpieces


We’re all about simple DIY wedding ideas that make a huge statement, and this baby’s breath is no exception. Whether you want to add a little sparkle to plain glass vases or those metallic wine bottles, break out the metallic spray paint and coat some florals for a golden addition to your tablescape.


What You’ll Need:


DIY level: Basic. Who doesn’t love a project that requires this few materials? No wonder it’s one of our favorite DIY wedding centerpieces on a budget.


DIY Wine Cork Vases

Rustic Wine Cork Vases DIY Centerpieces


With dollar-store vases and a passion for wine, you can create some unique rustic details with these inexpensive DIY wedding centerpieces. Using cube-shaped glass vases and LOTS of wine corks, you can make these vases to use as centerpieces for your wedding and holiday occasions.


What You’ll Need:


DIY level: Pro. The time varies depending on the sizes and number of vases you choose to use. This tutorial also says slicing the corks is optional, so make sure you have the right tools and be safe!


DIY Sand Art Terrarium


Sand Art Terrarium DIY Centerpieces

Eco-friendly brides can cultivate their green thumb with this adorable DIY centerpiece. With the right amount of sunlight, water, and a little TLC, watch this DIY terrarium grow before your eyes.


What You’ll Need:


DIY level: Medium. It’s fairly simple to assemble, but we don’t recommend this tutorial if you’re looking for a quick DIY as these sprouts take time to develop.


DIY Beach Wedding Centerpiece


Beach and Floating Candles DIY Centerpieces


If you don’t have the time to make those ocean-inspired mason jars, this mini beach is an easier DIY centerpiece to assemble. Pick up some wood boxes (or make your own as seen in this tutorial ) and fill them with sand and shells. Throw in some glass vases full of water and floating tea lights or candles. This is also an easy idea to incorporate your table numbers.


What You’ll Need:


DIY level: Basic. You can pick up just about everything you need from the craft store or even a dollar store. No glue guns necessary.


DIY Pinecone Flower Arrangement


Faux Dahlia DIY Centerpieces


If you’re new to DIY, this project looks more daunting that it really is — and, a big plus: It’s fairly inexpensive to make. The next time you’re on a walk, pick up some pinecones on the ground rather than going out of your way to buy some. After that, paint them in your wedding colors and arrange them in a small basket using floral wire. The full tutorial provides details on assembly (and tips to give them the appearance of mums instead). This is a great option if you’re looking for DIY wedding centerpieces without flowers.


What You’ll Need:


DIY level: Medium. If you haven’t DIYed, this is a detailed but manageable task.


DIY Plaster Flower Votives


Flower Votive DIY Centerpieces


These fluffy floral decorations can add a lot of texture to any rustic tablescape. Prep some faux flowers and get ready to get messy by dipping them in plaster. Add votive candles, and the end result is a collection of DIY elegant wedding centerpieces that would look especially pretty on a lace table runner.


What You’ll Need:


DIY level: Medium. It could take a few tries to get the texture just right depending on the flowers you choose.


DIY Globe Centerpiece


Destination Decor Globe DIY Centerpieces


We love how versatile this DIY project is for any wedding decoration! You can paint a globe however you’d like and pair it with decor to match your theme. This tutorial places it with books and potted cacti, which would make an awesome DIY boho wedding centerpiece for your sweethearts’ table or for your welcome table.


What You’ll Need:


DIY level: Any level. It really just depends on your painting skills. Spray painting the globe could create a neat monochromatic effect if you want to keep it simple. If you’re an artsy bride, this DIY wedding centerpiece is a great way to show off your creative side.


DIY Fiesta Mosaic Centerpiece


Fiesta Mosaic DIY Centerpieces


If you’re planning a Cinco de Mayo soiree, here’s a unique DIY centerpiece to decorate one of the most festive symbols. You’ll need a ceramic skull, silver spray paint and colorful craft tiles. Add in some colorful flowers like this tutorial for a super festive DIY wedding centerpiece.


What You’ll Need


DIY level: Basic. Make sure you use adhesive tiles rather than gluing each individually.


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