This romantic crystal centerpiece isn't only opulent and elegant, but also, easy to create. The idea behind this theme is to "wow" your guests. The best thing about this centerpiece is that you can prepare it days in advance, without worrying about flowers dying or wilting because flowers are sparingly used. I used artificial flowers, but you can use real flowers. Here's how to create your DIY wedding centerpiece in 10 easy steps (see more pictures below):
3 Vases in different shapes and sizes
A floral table runner or scarf
Glass vase gems or marbles (pale green, blue, and white)
Tapered candles (wax or flameless)
Tea light candles (wax or flameless)
Crystal perfume bottles, picture frames, and trinkets (these can double as wedding favors)
Lucite necklaces (can double as wedding favors)
How to Create Your Crystal Theme Wedding Centerpiece
1. Place a floral table runner or scarf in the center of your table.
2. Arrange your three vases on your runner.
3. Fill two of the vases with a mixture of the pale green, blue, and white gems.
Variation: Instead of using vase gems, use pebbles, rocks, or sand to give your centerpiece a beach theme.
4. Fill the center vase with only white gems.
5. Next, place your tea light candles in the vases. You can stop there, or add water to float your candles.
6. Sprinkle gems on the table, around your centerpiece.
7. You can use your wedding favors as part of your centerpiece display. Put vintage perfume bottles around your centerpiece, and give them away as wedding favors. Use crystal ring holders that can double as wedding favors. Glass picture frames would also work well with this centerpiece.
8. Clear Lucite or glass bead necklaces can accent your centerpiece.
9. Next, add your tapered candles or battery-operated candles to your centerpiece.
10. The last step is to add your flowers as accent pieces. Simply cut off the stems, and place a few flowers to fill any open spaces in your display.
The best thing about this wedding centerpiece is that you can change the entire look by changing the color of the glass gems. Instead of multi-colored gems, use all white gems for a more dramatic look. For a cheerier look, choose bright pastel colors. As you can see, this DIY centerpiece is easy to customize.