DIY Centerpieces

  • Wedding Wednesday

Who says your centerpieces need to cost an arm and leg?! There are SO many ways to cut costs but still have  beautiful and unique wedding decor.

The credit of this whole post should go to my roommate Mandy who brought home a ton of apples yesterday from the dining hall! I saw them sitting on her desk and my mind started wondering.  How cute would it be to decorate with apples?! I’ve seen so many cute ideas on some of the wedding blogs I mentioned on last week’s post.  Normally at weddings, especially large budget weddings, the centerpieces are large vases overflowing with masses of fresh flowers. While these displays are beautiful, they involve huge amounts of $$$! Why not use some not-so-normal ideas that are cheap and make your centerpieces unique!

It’s easy to plan a centerpiece idea when you have a theme to build off of.  If this display existed at a real wedding, the theme would most likely be “Country Apple”.  Doesn’t that have a cute ring to it? Any 2010 brides that are looking for wedding theme ideas, feel free to steal this one! So, I started with the apples as my dominant piece of the whole display.  Everything else worked around them!

Here are the ingredients:

– Twigs from the driveway!

– Vase from our living room

– 7 apples

– 2 vintage frames from the Thrift Store ($3 each)

The awesome thing about apples is that you could re-do this whole display with green apples! It would have a TOTALLY different look!

xoxo, Katelyn
25 Comments Wedding Wednesday
  1. J Gar reply

    first comment. good blog. solid writing. vibrant pictures. that short enough for you, leslie?

  2. Lauryn reply

    LOVE this! Can’t wait to see what you do with your wedding :-)

  3. Currie reply

    This is beautiful! So creative! :-)

  4. em reply

    you are so freakin creative! it drives me crazy.. but i love it! (and i love the fact that i get to take advantage of your creativity and “artsy-ness”in every area of my life.)

  5. britney reply

    ahh i love the red with the black and white! so freaking pretty. can u please plan my feature wedding? thaaanks ;)

  6. Mandy reply

    KK these turned out so well!!! You are so creative…I didn’t know that apples could make such a great centerpiece! Ya got talent kid! :)(I don’t know why I said that..)

  7. Melissa reply

    awe kk! so cute!! =)

  8. Michael reply

    These are Awesome…I always remember making fun of you and your fascination with twigs…your artsy and its awesome. So “Wedding Wednesday” is like a weekly thing??…get ready blog stalkers

  9. Michael reply

    PS…I really wish I could have seen you setting this up in Mr. Johnson’s driveway…or seen him, seeing you set this up.

  10. Catie reply

    thats amazingly cute. love the idea!

  11. Erika reply

    Great idea… love it :)

  12. Hope reply

    Ah so beautiful! I am so into using outdoor and thrift store supplies for decorating! Another centerpiece I love is driftwood.

  13. Sabrina reply

    A friend of mine whose wedding I shot back in 2007 used a very similar idea! She had vases on top of mirrors and used green apples, mini-limes and pea sized green styrofoam balls. It was such a cute idea and SO inexpensive. It looked wonderful too. Nicely done!

  14. Carmaleta Ann reply

    AMAZING!!!! So creative and cute!!

  15. gayle reply

    my kind of centerpiece: beautiful, creative, cheap and edible! I like these Katelyn’s Krafts kinds of posts…
    oh, did I say Katelyn’s Krafts on the world wide web?
    Did you see I actually figured out how to post it to my profile?

  16. Donna reply

    I realy likeed the way the photographer combined so many elements in the photo. I’m looking forward to seeing the final pictures.

  17. Donna Mitchell reply

    I really liked the way the photographer included so many elements in the photo. I’m really looking forward to the final pictures.

  18. Melody reply

    Ok….Katelyn I need help coming up with really creative center peices for 15 tables at an upcoming Operation Blessing Event. We want to use photos from some of our different programs (Disaster, Water, Children, etc…) how do I tie the phots in with a light element in the middle with some really creative stuff for cheap…we have little to NO budget for the center peices…HELP! :)

  19. Nichole reply

    I’m giving away a Tungsten wedding ring!! That’s a way to save on a budget!!

  20. Julianna reply

    CUTE!!!!!!! (Katelyn, there are sooooo many comments! I had to scroll down for a year to get to the end. Keep up the good work, fool! Love you!

  21. Momma reply

    KK, I know why you used Mr. Johnson’s driveway! Third pic . . . nice LINES! Am I right? Beautiful post. The colors are vibrant and you are the only person I know who can make a bunch of twigs look good! :)

  22. Michelle reply

    i love the apples, so cute :) my friend mary used pumpkins! little hollowed out pumpkins became flower vases and her cake had orange polka dots on it. it fit her perfectly. hehe

  23. Cathy Crawley reply

    Totally cute! I really should do stuff like this on my blog, my brides have such boring tables, but so do most Australian weddings.

  24. caroline reply

    i like it :) i like it a lot lot

  25. caroline reply

    sooo ummm are you going to do an “under the sea theme” or beach? yeah, you can name it after me or something….i like sand dollars and starfish :D oh and blue is my favorite color with seafoam green in close second. k. thanks. love you!!

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