I put on my creative cap and came up with a cute and inexpensive centerpiece that would look great at a beach wedding. Nearly all of these items used to create the centerpiece came from the dollar store.
The rest were odds and ends from my thrift store stash.
- a parmesan cheese shaker
- some glass marbles
- a bag of seashells
- an embossed sticker
- a small wreath
- two bamboo skewers (per centrepiece)
Here is a closeup of the little wood sign that sits atop the centerpiece. I have my name painted onto it, but this is where you'd stencil or paint the names of the bride and groom. I used the bag that the seashells came in as a backdrop for the shells and a piece of another bag for a bow that I was trying to make look like a jellyfish.
The pearls and the silver seahorse medallion I already had in my stash. I painted a small piece of wood from a wooden calendar I bought from the thrift store which I thought would make a great place for the table numbers for a wedding. The little box was a redo of a red valentines box I found discounted at Hobby Lobby. I painted on "Treasure from the sea" and added a sea shell for interest. It would make a cute ring box!
I forgot to mention that I added some Valspar brown glaze to dull the shine and add some instant patina to the sticker and the shaker lid.
So for about $5 I made a centrepiece that I think looks much more expensive. If I was to do my wedding reception all over again, I would definitely be making some of these. You could also print and cut out pictures of the bride and groom to add to the wreath...I think that would be a cute and much more personal touch.