Center of Attention

Center of Attention

I received a comment on my last blog post that asked about centerpieces. So, here are a few thoughts for choosing or creating centerpieces:

1. Use common household items.

Candle-Leaf-Centerpiece
http://www.thatswhatchesaid.net/2012/fall-candle-centerpiece/?crlt.pid=camp.b1uP8obRLEu7
Household fall decorations often include autumn colored leaves which can easily be attached to decorative candles to create a simple, yet elegant centerpiece.

book centerpiece
http://www.buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/21-centerpieces-you-can-easily-diy#.xpgowBYXX
Pairing a few books with a mason jar full of flowers or candles creates a beautiful focus piece.

wood centerpiece
http://www.modwedding.com/2015/02/twinkling-philadelphia-wedding-circa-centre-atrium-emily-wren-photography/
For those who live in the country, wood is easily accessible and provides a rustic alternative.

2. Use edible components.

sprinkles
http://tikkido.com/node/659
Coating a bowl or vase in sprinkles makes for a colorful and playful piece.

chocolate bunny mason jar
http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/10-easter-mason-jar-ideas/
The chocolate bunny can be eaten and enjoyed when the party is over.

cupcake centerpiece
http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/bake-a-cupcake-bouquet/
fruit centerpiece
https://crazeedaisee.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/megamunchee.jpg
The use of fruits, vegetables, or even cupcakes allows guests to enjoy a centerpiece that is both visually and tastefully appealing.

3. Keep it simple . . . and short!

pebbles blue

http://www.weddingcolors.net/vintage-peacock-themed-weddinglelia-chris.html
Surrounding a simple centerpiece with sand or pebbles gives it a classier look.

lantern
http://www.stylemepretty.com/vault/image/601199
Complicated centerpieces are distracting. Simple statement pieces are softer and elegant.

tall centerpiece
http://indeeddecor.com/secret-garden-wedding/
Stay away from extreme, extravagant, or excessively tall centerpieces that guests will not be able to see around or over.

If you enjoyed these, check out my Pinterest board – Event Planning – to find even more!
https://www.pinterest.com/setspike/event-planning/

*All pictures were taken from Pinterest and links have been provided to credit original sources.

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