This post was originally published on DIY Network’s blog Made + Remade in September 2013.
As a bride, I loved customizing my wedding as much as possible (that’s why there’s a whole wedding category on this blog). From the table centerpieces shown above, the custom wedding placemats, and the ceremony script, the little touches made the event ours. And by doing a lot of it ourselves, our strategy saved us a lot of money.
Rustic centerpieces were a must with our theme, and while inspiration runs abundant (check out this rustic chic wedding gallery), these log vases were something that I was able to put together in a day with a mix of store-bought and organically found components:
- Small logs (3-6″ in diameter)
- Pine branches
- Candles and votives
I used a chop saw to cut logs into assorted lengths – 1″ to 7″ – and then used a 1/2″ drill bit to create holes in one end of each log. Insta-vase!
After drilling the holes, all you need to do is add your chosen accents. Mine were a mix of real pine branches and a few twigs of faux tallow berry branches. (Note: Don’t rely on your log vases to hold water. For instance, wildflowers may not hold up as well as something heartier over the course of the night).
I accented the wooden logs with an assortment of tea lights and votives, which added a little more layered interest to the centerpiece. Clustered in groups on each of our reception tables, they added a consistent rustic element to our wedding day. What are your favorite DIY centerpiece ideas?
Here are a few more wedding centerpiece ideas to inspire your DIY wedding. I hope it’s as fun as ours was!