Inexpensive DIY Centerpieces {Part 1}

Whether you’re super crafty or need to be fed constant ideas … sometimes all you really need is something to get the job done that won’t cost an arm and a leg to do it.  Maybe you’re having guests over for a dinner party or need something to spruce up the dining room table, you don’t have to splurge on something that could easily be made better or with more creativity on a lesser budget. Take the time to sift through all these fun, DIY ideas that are not only stylish but inexpensive too!

1.Everyone throw in a wish or a memory.

All you need is a beautiful bowl or cake stand and some paper scraps. Have your guests and family members write down a wish or a memory to fill the space. It’s a fun, playful way to incorporate the house and it’s a charming way to spruce up the table top.

2. Flower picking in the garden.

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Grab one of your teapots and go outside to pick some flowers (or pick some up at the supermarket if you’d like), then place it on the table. It’s feminine, girly and great for brunch!

3. A fall-inspired treat.

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Whether you find a mini pumpkin or grab a fake pumpkin to last you for several years, it’s a simple way to bring fall to the table on a dime. Add some garland to take it up a notch!

4. Flipped them over.

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Grab a couple of your best glasses out of the cupboard and search for some pretty, plastic flowers. Cut off the stems and stash them underneath the cups so the stems of the glasses stand up. It’s a unique little way to use what you’ve got and create something super creative.

5. Fill up the fruit cup.

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Whether a vase you have stashed in a pantry or one of your over-sized cups, this is the absolute easiest centerpiece to create in a pinch. Take some of your seasonal fruit out of the fridge, fill up the container with water and drop them in. Lemons look great. Apples are perfect for the fall … a mix is even better!

6. Sweet little snacks.

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Peppermint sticks in the winter and bright colored lollipops for the spring. Grab a can or bucket and drop in some pretty little candies to display.

7. Tiny autumn vases.

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If you have tiny vases, utilize them! Go outside and pick up some of those beautifully colored leaves out of the lawn, then drop them in for your guests to enjoy.{pictures from pinterest and realsimple}.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on October 9, 2012

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Grace Lynne Fleming
From the outskirts of Nashville, I couldn't imagine calling anywhere else home. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.A. in Communication, I'm a lover of words.