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10 DIY Centerpiece Ideas

I think one of the trickiest parts of entertaining for most people is figuring out pretty centerpiece ideas that don’t break the bank. But, honestly, it doesn’t have to be as tough or as expensive as you might think! Here are 10 really fabulous DIY centerpiece ideas that are perfect for dinner parties, birthdays, showers and even holiday dinners. Get inspired to make something pretty for your next gathering!


  • Tulip Centerpiece 1 of 10
    Tulip Centerpiece
    I love the look of this centerpiece boasting pretty white tulips and an upcycled jar. The jar is jazzed up with glitter spray paint and washi tape - customize it to the colors of your decor or to match the theme of your party!
    Get the instructions from eighteen25.
  • Striped Candle Centerpiece 2 of 10
    Striped Candle Centerpiece
    This gorgeous centerpiece features simple candle holders wrapped in striped vellum paper. (Print the stripes directly onto vellum paper!) The vellum is translucent and lets the light shine through - so pretty!
    Get the stripe templates (in assorted colors) from Martha Stewart.
  • Paint Dipped Pail Centerpiece 3 of 10
    Paint Dipped Pail Centerpiece
    I love this beautiful centerpiece featuring the flowers of your choice arranged in a little galvanized pail that has been dipped in paint for a little extra style.
    Get the instructions from Hey Gorg.
  • Succulent Centerpiece 4 of 10
    Succulent Centerpiece
    A pretty succulent planter is a fabulous centerpiece that can live on your dining room table long after your next party!
    Get the instructions from Ruffled.
  • Kraft Paper Flower Centerpiece 5 of 10
    Kraft Paper Flower Centerpiece
    If you don't have a green thumb, try your hand at crafting this pretty paper flower centerpiece. I love the mix of kraft paper and bright cobalt tissue paper!
    Get the instructions from The Sweetest Occasion.
  • Glitter Candle Centerpiece 6 of 10
    Glitter Candle Centerpiece
    I'm loving this glittery candle centerpiece for your girliest occasions - think a dinner party with the ladies, a birthday party or a bridal shower!
    Get the instructions from The Glitter Guide.
  • Jasmine Centerpiece 7 of 10
    Jasmine Centerpiece
    These gorgeous little centerpieces scream spring! With cork-covered planters and loads of white jasmine, they're just stunning.
    Get the instructions from Elizabeth Anne Designs.
  • Terrarium Centerpiece 8 of 10
    Terrarium Centerpiece
    Terrariums are so on trend right now, but they're also another great centerpiece option that will add life to your home long after the last of the party dishes have been cleaned. This one is featured in a glass teapot (adorable!), but any pretty glass vessel will do!
    Get the instructions from T2 Tea.
  • Elegant Candle Centerpiece 9 of 10
    Elegant Candle Centerpiece
    For this idea, buy a bunch of inexpensive white taper candles and arrange them in assorted candlesticks. Easy peasy! To keep the look cohesive, select candlesticks in the same color family or finish.
    Get the instructions from Martha Stewart.
  • Tissue Paper Flower Centerpiece 10 of 10
    Tissue Paper Flower Centerpiece
    Talk about inexpensive and simple! This centerpiece is as easy as reusing an old jar, finding a branch out in the yard and crafting a few paper flowers. Love!
    Get the instructions from Once Wed.

Read more from Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion.
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