Posts tagged ‘decoration’

September 10, 2010

Hot Wedding Trend: Handmade Centerpieces

One of the hottest wedding trends right now is adding a special personal touch to reception décor.  That’s why the Mixbook team has thought up a few easy DIY ideas for charming handmade centerpieces that your guests will adore.  Keep reading below to find out how you can win a 40% off coupon for your next Mixbook photo book!

Photo Trees

All you need to make lovely photo trees is a bunch of sticks from your backyard, your favorite photos, and some crafting items like ribbons, cloth flowers, beads, glitter, glue, and paint.  The basic idea is to attach photos to the branches and then add embellishments that match your wedding theme.  For a weeping willow look, attach a piece of ribbon to your photos and then tie the other end to the branches.  If you’re using tea light candles on your tables, be sure to place them far enough away from the dangling photographs!

You can also glue your photos to the top of the branches to make your centerpiece really look like a tree.  The extra space between photographs can be filled in with small cloth flowers, bows, beads, or anything else you desire to give your photo sculpture the perfect look.

Photo Book Stacks

A centerpiece idea that will give your guests something to talk about is a dressed-up stack of photo books.  Use Mixbook to make any number of books of your favorite moments, and then pretty them up by piling them on a piece of mirror and scattering candles and flower petals on the table.  The great thing about this centerpiece is that you can plan which books to display based on who is sitting at each table.   Add an interesting twist by creating photo books with wedding guest book pages so that your guests can jot down their favorite memories!

Photo Vases

These centerpieces are easy to transport and can be assembled very quickly on site at your wedding reception venue.  All you have to do it group together 4-5 clear glass vases of different shapes and sizes at the center of each table, and then put some river stones or colored-glass pebbles at the bottom of each vase.  Insert a favorite photo, your wedding invitations, or other items that are special to you and in a few minutes, you have elegant centerpieces that won’t take up much of your decoration budget.  Set a few lit candles near your photo vases for a soft, flickering light.  Voila!

MIXBOOK WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Do you have any fabulous creative ideas for wedding centerpieces?  Share them below in the comments section for a chance to win a 40% off coupon for your next Mixbook project.  Check back next week on our Facebook page to see if you’ve won!