9 IDEAS FOR UNIQUE (AND EASY!) WEDDING CENTERPIECES
2. For a rustic wedding, tomatoes – especially organic ones – are rich in color, and when you set them out on a table, their varying sizes and shapes will resemble a sensual, sculptural still life. Add some pizzazz by mixing in a cluster of basil and a few bright red chili peppers.
Mixing heirloom tomatoes of all shapes and sizes can be a perfect centerpiece for a rustic wedding.
3. Try a test-tube style centerpiece made from clusters of self-adhesive tubes packed either with herbs or with a single bloom. (For maximum effect, we recommend showcasing at least a dozen test tubes. You can find them online.) You can even fill each tube with a different fragrant herb, including rosemary, thyme, basil, and flat leaf and curly parsley.
Using test tube vases in is an attention-grabbing way to showcase
single blooms or herbs.
Clustering test tubes with fresh herbs can add a delightful smell and look to any table.
4. Tulips & asparagus – a match made in heaven? Take a six-inch-wide frosted glass vase and fill with tulips. To cover the vase, take two rubber bands and stretch them around its diameter, then take two-dozen asparagus spears and tuck them inside the rubber bands. Wrap the bands with twine–the end result (or illusion) makes it seem like the vase is created out of asparagus, with flowers growing from within.
Blending tulips and green asparagus is a quirky and
beautiful way to add a dash of green to your table.
AND NOW, A FEW DIY TECHNIQUES…
5. To give a burnished look to soft fruits such as grapes, use a light dusting of gold or silver powder or spray paint. For hard fruits such as pomegranates, applied gold or silver leaf works well.
To give a burnished look to fruits, use a light dusting of
powder or spray paint. (Just make sure no one tries to eat them!)
6. To make sugared fruit for centerpieces, separate an egg and paint the fruit with the egg white using a brush. Roll the fruit in crystalline or extra-fine sugar and let it dry. Grapes and small fruits such as peaches, plums, and long-stemmed strawberries work best with this treatment.
To make sugared fruit for centerpieces separate an egg and paint the fruit with the egg white using a brush.
7. To age terra-cotta pots, sponge them lightly with varying shades of green and off-white paint. Dab them unevenl with a light coating of glue and roll them over some floral moss. Let them dry overnight. New clay planters will look like they have been in a potting shed for ten years.
Decorating a terra cotta pot with fresh herbs or holly can transform
it into a fashionable ice bucket.
8. Inexpensive plaster containers may be given a patina of age by spray-painting them gold, then using a sponge to add mottled shades of brown and olive green.
9. Create an organic look for your floral containers by spreading them thinly with glue or using a hot-glue gun, and applying a thick coating of floral moss. Alternatively, glue galax or lemon leaves all over each container by using spray adhesive on the leaves and applying them to the container one at a time.
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