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How to Make Elegant and Easy Barn Wedding Centerpieces

The following guest post was created by Shanice from City of Creative Dreams.

Welcome to your upcoming wedding. Step inside the experience for a moment. I want you to truly put yourself here and gaze. The wedding invitation shown below sets the scene. I chose this Personalized Foil Wedding Invitation called Garland Initials because it really reflects the barn wedding style you are going for. My aim is to transport you into a gold tone, blue accent paired with a natural wood/barn themed wedding. I am truly excited to show you how to get the barn wedding centerpieces of your dreams. Here is how to make your own.

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How to Make Barn Wedding Centerpieces

For the centerpieces, I made sure to use materials that can be used again. One of the problems for DIY wedding centerpieces is that there isn’t a way to reuse the materials again after the wedding. Which is such a waste when you have worked so hard on it. The smart and savvy bride (and groom) will DIY keeping in mind how to repurpose what they have used. Here is a way to get the best of both worlds.

The boxes I bought at a craft store were on sale for BOGO (Buy One Get One Free). These are everyday wood boxes you can use for storage and organizing all throughout your home. However, for right now, I decided that I’m going to use it for my centerpieces.

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To get this look you will need:

  • A Wooden Storage Box
  • Painter tape
  • Paintbrush
  • Fake Flowers
  • Gold Paint

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First, use the painter’s tape to create your line. I placed my tape two centimeters away from the top and bottom of the box.

barn wedding centerpieces and supplies with box

Next, I painted the space between the tape with gold paint. This paint cost around $6.00-7.00 for an 8 oz bottle. You can find gold paint at almost any craft store.

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Let the box dry for about an hour in a well ventilated area before peeling the painters tape off.

barn wedding centerpieces and supplies with box

Once dry, slowly peel the tape off so that you do not damage the line you created.

barn wedding centerpieces and supplies with box

Barn Wedding Centerpiece Flowers

For this barn wedding centerpiece, the flowers are the next step after finishing with the boxes. I decided to go with fake flowers because it is what I usually work with for projects in my home. Personally, I love fake flowers because it never needs to be watered and they make great lasting keepsakes. However, if you do choose to use real flowers consider placing them into Mason jars that are the height of the wooden boxes.

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For my flowers, I chose hydrangeas in both white and blue because they are gorgeous and a fuller flower which means you will need fewer flowers to fill the box. It only cost $9.50 with the buy one get one deal instead of $14.00. Since these flowers aren’t real, I was able to bend the stem to make the flowers rise up. I repeated the process until the wooden box became full.

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For the added touches to my centerpieces, I added one smaller berry bush that matched the color scheme of my flowers as accents. I also bought these at a craft store on a BOGO deal each costing 3.50 each compared to 5.00. Bending the stems so that it was able to maneuver in different directions into the flowers I placed. When all is done, it looks like this.

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To keep the reception table unique and have a little variety, I decided to have to bend the branches of the hydrangeas and intertwine them into each other as my focal centerpiece. It will look likes I have singling placed the flowers into your box when I actually used the same flowers in a completely different way. When the wedding is finished you can collect the flowers and turn them into gifts as well as distribute them throughout your home.

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Lighting for Barn Wedding Centerpieces

Let’s talk about lighting. For weddings, this can be a huge expense per table. I bought these candles from the dollar store which only cost $3.00 per pillar. In order to make it match with my reception table decor, I decided to paint the bottom of the candle pillars.

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Using the same painter’s tape and paint as before I was able to make these candles tie in perfectly to the barn wedding centerpieces.

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Once dry, I took off the painter’s tape gently and these candles were all ready. Do remember that when lighting these candles to keep it at a safe distance from your floral. It is also best to have something underneath it such as a candle holder to collect the hot dripping wax.

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The Wedding Tableware

The table is dressed in gold chargers that I bought from a craft store for $2.99 each. If you find some even cheaper, simple spray paint can do wonders! I paired the gold charges with my navy blue rimmed plates. On top of the plate is the menu. Now, I needed one that went with my theme, so when I came across this Verdant Union Wedding Menu I was sold. It has a light gold wood vein designed on the menu.

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The Foliage Frame Champagne Flutes has the same design as the wedding invitations. With the first name or last name initial of your guests on the flute these make great favors. It also makes a great favor that can be used over and over again.

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I found matching Delightful Blooms Wedding Place Cards that I love. It is a simple print with the same gold wood veins in it with the word “table” scripted on it. Now I couldn’t have my place cards just sit on the tables. I wanted it to stand out more. If you want your place cards to stand out then consider placing them on your champagne flutes. It’s very simple. I measured the two ends of the rim of the flute glasses then I cut two straight lines into the place card. Next, push it into the champagne flutes. All you have to do is get your guest names onto the place cards. Once completely done, your guests are going to be thrilled to see their names on this beautiful glass gift.

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Final Thoughts

What did you think about the table? I handpicked everything and planned every detail to fit the overall theme that I wanted to present. This DIY barn wedding centerpiece idea is affordable yet elegant. I worked hard to give this table the elegant feel with the gold touches and softness with the blue tones. The engraved flutes, menus and place cards really played a role to bring the wedding invitation to life onto my table. It’s the finishing touches from of design that really makes this table stand out. So, who’s ready to get married with these great wedding ideas?