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Easy Centerpieces for the Non-Crafty Bride

This section is all about simple do-it-yourself. I am non-crafty myself, so I actually bought the supplies and put together the total of 25 1/2 different centerpieces below. The "1/2" is because my daughter, Amarette had to do the rosettes on the burlap and lace mason jar centerpiece. She took all the photos, too. Aside from the already-mentioned rosettes, the cupcake bouquet is the most difficult. I ran into a few bumps, which I explain.

For the non-crafty bride: I am non-crafty myself, so I came up with these following an easy premise, which is simply (a) take a vase or other container; (b) put in flowers, candles, food, or other pretties; and, optionally (c) add decor under and/or around

Scroll down to see all of the centerpieces. Then click on each image for instructions and a supplies list. Enjoy! ~

Tall, slender centerpieces for easier conversation across a table

Tall Centerpieces

Tall, topiary like centerpieces are in style. Here's an easy way to make them.

Examples of pillar, votive, and taper candle centerpieces

Candle Centerpieces

Ideas about how different candles give varying looks to a centerpiece. Pillars, tapers, and votives / tea lights each have unique characteristics.

planted flowers in mason jars

Planted Favors

Combine the favors and centerpiece by using individually potted plants.

raffia for country style decorating


Supplies: tulle sold by the 54" or 108" wide bolt, 6" wide spools, or circles.

Photo centerpieces in mason jars

Photos in Jars

Add family and friend photos as conversation starters.

Tulle and lace on mason jars centerpiece

Tulle and Lace

Lace, tulle, candles, and flower confetti add ambiance.

raffia for country style decorating


Supplies: personalized and other ribbon for decorating.

Photos inside jars make great centerpieces

Photo Centerpieces

Simple to make centerpieces: photos in glass vase or jar.

Mini Candy Buffet as Centerpiece

Candy Centerpieces

Candy buffets and dessert stations are popular. You can move this idea to the guest tables as mini candy bars.

wedding burlap by roll or bolt

Bulk Candy

Candy buffet & centerpiece supplies: bulk candy.

Beach wedding centerpiece

Beach Centerpieces

Tropical or beach weddings call for themed decorations.

Beach wedding centerpiece

Mason Jar Centerpieces

Video shows eight different mason jar centerpieces.

flowers under mason jars, with candles

Mason Jar Candles and Blooms

A mason-rustic version of a popular simple centerpiece.

three ways to put together centerpieces withflower blooms under upside down glasses, topped by candles

Blooms Under Glass

Three ways to do this quick and easy centerpiece concept: upside down clear glass container, candles, and single flower blooms.

Water centerpieces

Water Centerpieces

Clear containers filled with water and decorations.

Bouquets made from cupcakes.

Cupcake Bouquets

How to make cupcake bouquets. Takes some patience if you are on the non-crafty side.

wedding burlap by roll or bolt


Centerpieces supplies: burlap by the roll, bolt, and yard.

raffia for country style decorating


Supplies: long, straw-like raffia for country style decorating (it's also what hula skirts are made from).

Various containers and vases for floral centerpieces

Vase Shapes

Tall, short, round square, or something entirely different. The shape and type of centerpiece container can go a long way toward creating the look you want.

lace by the yard or roll

Lace and Lace Trim

Supplies: lace trim to decorate centerpieces and lace for runners or other set upons.

Colorful sliced orange bouquets

Bouquets & Orange Filled

Colorful flowers, fruit, and favors to brighten the table.

Rustic centerpieces made from ornamental grass and cat tails

Rustic Centerpieces

Natural colored grasses and other dried organics are make attractive rustic decorations.

Raffia and burlap on a country chic centerpiece

Country Raffia & Burlap

Raffia and burlap add farm country ambiance.

Mini S'mores Dessert Bar as Centerpiece

Individual S'Mores Kits

Who doesn't like s'mores? You can move them indoors as wedding centerpieces with Sterno or candles.

wedding burlap by roll or bolt

Votives and Tea Lights

Supplies: candles sold in bulk, by the case or pack.

burlap and lace centerpiece

Burlap and Lace

Burlap, lace, and mason jars combine for the perfect country-chic look.

Peacock feathers used as centerpieces

Peacock Feather Centerpieces

Use peacock feathers and slender, interestingly shaped containers for simple centerpieces.

wedding burlap by roll or bolt

Rose Petals and Wedding Confetti

Supplies: rose petals and other types of confetti for decor or tossing.

Two color ribbon bows around mason jars

Bows and Ribbon

Fancy lace and ribbon for a more romantic look.


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