Decoration Innovation – Budget Conscious Centerpiece Ideas

Thanksgiving hollowed out pumpkin with flowers

Looking for some great budget centerpiece ideas for your next event? Creating and beautiful table doesn’t have to be expensive, cost a fortune. As you prepare your party invitations, toss aside convention and think outside the box! Our party experts have put together great centerpiece ideas for your table that use material you have just lying around the house!

  • Thanksgiving hollowed out pumpkin with flowersFresh and Fruity. If you have a cake plate with a lid, consider building a pyramid of fruit. Oranges and pears, lemons and limes etc. Mix and match any sturdy fruit. Then you’ll have fresh fruit at your disposal!
  • Prim and Practical. Long baskets filled with fruit and plants like pansies, violets and primroses. the flowers can serve as party favors too. Shoeboxes covered in brown paper are also great to use!
  • Fresh and Simple. Cut flowers from yard in mismatched vases. You can also use pretty glass water pitchers as a vase. Small tree branches and pine cones, spray painted silver, mixed in with mini multicolored Christmas ball ornaments are a great holiday twist on this simple centerpiece idea.
  • Clean and Classic. Fill Hurricanes of all sizes. Fill, some with fruit others with pillar candles. Search your local craft store for sales on hurricanes if you don’t have any at home. Arrange them offset down the center of your table, creating the look of a wave down the table.
  • Picture Perfect. This centerpiece idea, is great for, a gathering that is, honoring someone (birthday, anniversary, retirement, graduation etc. ). Take your, favorite existing 5×7 and 4×6 frames and pictures and place along your, table runner. Garnish with ribbon curls and confetti. Or, use laurel leaves, fern fronds or rose petals as garnish as well. You can also add in votives and tea lights.
  • Glass Glow. Collect glass jars of any shape and size over a few weeks. Clean and cover the outside with colored tissue paper and tie with raffia or ribbon. You can arrange baby’s breath, or any cut flower from your garden as well as float candles that will create a stained glass glow.
  • Fiery Romance. Gather up all your votive candle holders and line them up on a table runner, enough to, fill, almost the, entire length of the table. Fill them with unscented votives for a romantic glow. Try not to leave too much space between candles to really make a fiery statement.
  • Rustic. Fill vases or even mason jars with small rocks gathered from outside. Layer with sand or craft marbles and you have simple and beautiful centerpieces.

Search your home for unusual things to use. Iron book ends, wooden sculptures, seashells, peacock feathers, all these materials can be used for a centerpiece. Think about the theme of your gathering and try to incorporate it into your centerpiece. It doesn’t have to be formal or “matching,” just coordinated and creative. You truly don’t have to spend a lot to make your table look great.

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