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Coming up with your centerpieces is always one of the most important, and sometimes the most difficult, decisions when planning your event. Most of us think of traditional vases for our centerpieces, in various shapes and materials. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your containers! They can be the best way to incorporate a theme and set up some unique table settings that will have your guests talking for months to come.

And what is one of the best sources for inspiration when it comes to creative containers? Your own kitchen! A rummage through your shelves can yield some wonderful ideas for how to create some truly special centerpieces. Once you choose your container, you can find the numbers you will need from online suppliers, through kitchen supply stores, or local shops including your dollar store. Buy fresh bulk flowers to complete your look. Make things even easier by choosing a beautiful ready-made centerpiece from BunchesDirect. Our centerpieces come assembled and ready to be trimmed to whatever height you need for your own container.

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Pretty teapots and stacked plates make for very lovely, and unique, centerpieces! Check out local garage sales, vintage shops or second hand stores for a wonderful budget-friendly selection. This idea would be especially suitable to a bridal shower, a lunch, a tea, or any afternoon event. These pink roses are a lovely complement to the old fashioned charm!

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Cake stands are a perfect way to create a very unique and elegant centerpiece, and an easy way to provide height and interest to any table! They also make for a very easy DIY project. Your selection of blooms is endless, and what you choose can suit the formality and the type of event. Choose traditional flowers like roses, peonies or ranunculus for a more traditional affair or vintage theme. Choose bolder blooms like gerbera daisies or bright carnations for a less formal event.

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Wine glasses are a go-to way to create beautiful centerpieces on a budget! Use them upside down with blooms under the glass, or right side up as lovely footed vases for your favourite blooms. These fresh tulips are the perfect complement! Try martini or margarita glasses for other fun ideas. Stemless wine glasses will also work—just put the head of one bloom in each glass for a very pretty effect.

 

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Galvanized buckets make for great centerpiece containers too. Use this look to create a more informal feel. This would be perfect at a country or beach wedding. Choose flowers like these hydrangeas, snapdragons, roses and alstroemeria for a perfect look!

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Grab your favorite mixing bowl and set up a beautiful centerpiece! Don’t be afraid to mix styles and patterns on your various tables. (This is another great excuse to tour your local garage sales or vintage shops!) These beautiful fresh peonies are the perfect addition to this vintage bowl. Tip: use masking tape to create a grid pattern across the top of the bowl. This will keep your blooms arranged with ease and precision.

If you have the kitchen containers ready to go, but you aren’t sure what to put in them, go with ready-made centerpieces that you can trim to your needs. We’ve collected a few to show you here, but be sure and see all centerpieces at BunchesDirect. Have fun rummaging in your own kitchen—you never know where inspiration can strike!

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We’ve all heard the old saying, “there is never a second chance to make a first impression.” The same thing certainly holds true for your event venue! When guests arrive, the entryway and reception areas provide them with their first impression of your theme, set the tone for level of formality, and displays the overall care that you have taken with your event. The goal, of course, is to make your guests feel welcomed and special, and to set a beautiful tone for the rest of the festivities. Taking time to add some lovely decorative touches to the entryway area, or to the entrance to the ceremony area, will help create a memorable impact. And while you can opt for other decorative touches, there is no better way to dress a space than by using beautiful fresh flowers.

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Choose an assortment of vivid colours and greet your guests with a feeling of energy and beauty. (You can also set your wedding cake out so that everyone can see it as they arrive as opposed to tucking it away for later.) Use petals or the heads of flowers in decorative trays for an easy way to add impact to what would otherwise be a forgotten and boring table in a lobby or entry. Try hot pink carnations, yellow ranunculus, or purple roses for a wonderful mix of blooms. The best part about choosing vivid colors? A little goes a long way!

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Create a grand effect for your entry hall by draping fabric in the archway outside your ceremony space. This venue went all out but even one set of artfully arranged drapes or some simple fabric, topped by beautiful fresh flowers, will have your guests really talking! Use carnations and daisies to keep costs very low!

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As guests walk across the lobby of your venue, an easy and wonderful touch is to hang beautiful floral pomanders (commonly known as “kissing balls”) from the chandelier. Floral pomanders could also be suspended from shepherd’s hoots to line a pathway for guests as they arrive to an outdoor event, or from a gazebo or porch in an outdoor ceremony. (Read how to make your own floral pomanders and see how easy it is!)

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If your guests are picking up their place cards as they enter your event space, be sure to dress the table with lovely bouquets of fresh flowers. This will add a classy touch to what could otherwise be a fairly dull line up of cards. Try white hyrdrangeas or white snapdragons for easy elegance.

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If you are having an outdoor wedding or event, greet guests with a beautiful floral archway. This will definitely set the scene and signal that the outdoor space has been transformed into something “extra special” instead of “everyday average.” Use an existing archway, pergola or create your own for the day. Roses and rose petals are always wonderful choices!

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You don’t have to stick to the same tried and true ways to decorate your wedding or event! Buy bulk flowers or bouquets of choice, and get creative. We’ve gathered some wonderful ways for you to make DIY creations that are sure to make your decorating stand out!

1. Aisle Garden

Buy bulk flowers and make a DIY wedding aisle garden, This is so easy, and so cute! Wrap stems to wire stakes using green floral tape and accent your wedding aisle or any area of your event venue.

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2. Fabulous Floats

Don’t overlook a swimming pool, pond or other water feature at your event venue as a great location to add some major “wow” factor. It’s easy to make your own pomanders, or kissing balls, using bulk flowers (click to read how). Choose hardy flowers such as carnations, gerberas, or chrysanthemum daisies for great results. Use floral pins to hold them (glue might dissolve in the water) to styrofoam balls from a craft store.

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3. Table Garland

Instead of one centerpiece in the middle, decorate your tables, either indoor or outdoor, with ease using DIY garlands with bulk flowers. Keep the garlands unstructured to make things easy. There is no “right” or “wrong” look for this—just go with whatever you love! Choose some greens, such as seeded eucalyptus. and your favorite flowers, such as roses, ranuculus, sprigs of baby’s breath, or peonies, and get creative. Use green floral wire to hold your masterpiece together.

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4. Floral Monograms

This is a lovely idea for a wedding! Choose either the first initials of the bride and groom, or the initial of your new last name. You can either buy a letter form at a craft store, or stencil on and cut out your own from sturdy, thick card stock or corrugated plastic from your home supply store. Buy fresh bulk flowers and floral adhesive glue to attach the flower heads to the letter shapes for a truly buzz-worthy addition to your wedding style. Try carnations, or football chyrsanthemums for a budget-friendly and sturdy option.

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5. Candlestick Pomanders

Here is another great use for some DIY pomanders! Choose your bulk flowers to coordinate with your event colors, such as these dramatic hot pink carnations. See idea number two for the instructional link and make the pomanders. Set them on assorted candlesticks for a truly unique look.

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6. Roses on Napkins

Even a single flower creates a lot of impact and visual style when used to embellish place settings. Order your bulk flower of choice, like these elegant pink roses, and the rest is easy! You could also tuck the roses (with stems) into folded napkins or lay them across the menu cards. For even more savings buy roses by the box (available at BunchesDirect).

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7. Upcycled Tin Cans

Who knew tin cans could make such fabulous flower containers? Clean cans well and make sure there are no rough edges. Wrap cans with fabric, craft or gift paper, wallpaper pieces, or fancy napkins and secure with a lacquer from the craft store. Buy small pre-made bouquets or bulk flowers and arrange in the cans using some floral foam to keep things hydrated. Sweet bouquet choices: Pure Expression or Spotlight.

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8. Cake Stand Centerpieces

Get creative! Use a cake stand like this one (you can check discount stores), some floral adhesive glue and your chosen bulk flowers to make some very “out of the box” centerpieces for your wedding or event, or to accent a buffet or display table. Floral adhesive glue is perfect as it provides a waterproof bond to foam, ceramics, glass and plastic and does not brown the flowers.Buy bulk flowers from a reputable vendor so that they are sturdy and fresh. Flowers such as chrysanthemums, carnations, and hydrangeas are good for these because they provide a compact blossom backdrop. You can then add more delicate flowers on top, such as pretty spray roses. Very unique!

 

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Need a gorgeous decor idea for your wedding or special event? Don’t forget to look up! The lighting and ceiling space in the venue can be an amazing spot to add floral touches that will take your wedding decor to the next level. Check out these awesome ideas for how to incorporate one of any wedding’s best accessories: Flowers, flowers, and more flowers!

This hanging lantern style chandelier was totally transformed (and improved) by the addition of a generous assortment of gorgeous fresh flowers and greenery. Flowers included roses, garden roses, stephanotis, anenomes, and lisianthus in tones of pink, peach, cream and white. The cord was covered with white ribbon to further enhance the romantic effect.

 

 

This beautiful vintage chandelier was hung outdoors at the Four Seasons Austin, and beautifully adorned with romantic flowers such as hydrangeas and spray roses.

And you don’t have to be limited to only chandeliers! Get creative with ways to enhance the visual space using other objects. A clever idea is to hang multiple terracotta (or whatever style suits you) pots filled with beautiful flowers to suit your theme and wedding palette.

This creative DIY idea uses a hanging mesh frame to suspend an assortment of beautiful blooms such as roses, carnations, ranunculus, daisies or peonies. Want to know how to make this? Check out the easy DIY Instructions.

 

A bridcage suspended from a pretty ribbon makes another sweet and romantic visual to fill space in a high pergola or trellis.

Depending on the season, you could use lilacs, lilies, lavender roses, stephanotis or white agapanthus to provide this charming effect.

Get creative! You can adorn almost anything with beautiful flowers, either by pinning, taping, gluing or wiring them into place. You could also drape a pretty floral garland over a suspended light to add an instant “wedding” effect to an otherwise dull everyday object.

Check out all the amazing deals on bulk flowers available at BunchesDirect and see how affordable it can be to create your own suspended floral masterpiece!