DIY Centerpieces

I was browsing Pinterest the other day and, as most women in my age group spending too much time on Pinterest do, I got excited about doing arts and crafts!

Step One: Gather Supplies

Step One: Gather Supplies

I decided that instead of just¬†pinning things aimlessly to my DIY wedding board though, I would be proactive and create a simple centerpiece. Inspired by the DIY spreads in Weddings Magazine¬†I figured I would try my hand at making my own step-by-step photo collage to show you all how I did it. After I envisioned what I wanted my craft project to look like, I ventured over to Michael’s to pick out some supplies. I decided on multiple colors of ribbon in order to create multi-season centerpieces. I also grabbed two mason jars, one blue and one clear, to allow for variety. Finally, I picked up a glue gun and made my way back home to get crafty!

First, I gathered all my supplies and brought them to a nice clean place in the house where I could sprawl everything out and start my project.
I decided to begin with a Fall themed centerpiece and started this by cutting a piece of burlap fabric and a piece of deep red ribbon.

Step Two: Cut fabric & ribbon

Step Two: Cut fabric & ribbon

I then wrapped the piece of burlap fabric around my clear mason jar, dabbed the jar with the hot glue and stuck the fabric to it.

Step Three: Wrap the Ribbon around the jar and  glue

Step Three: Wrap the Ribbon around the jar and glue

Finally, I wrapped the ribbon around the burlap and tied it in a bow. Once the glueing and tying was finished I was able to put all the finishing touches on it. I placed some smooth rocks in the bottom of the jar and filled it half way with water. I was then able to place the floating candle on the water and light it for the picture!

Step Four: Tie ribbon into bow, fill with some rocks and water, place candle on water and light!

Step Four: Tie ribbon into bow, fill with some rocks and water, place candle on water and light!

After I completed the first one it was extremely easy to make a few more with different colored ribbons. I even got excited about looking around the house for different types of stones to fill the bottom of my jars with.

Summer Centerpiece

Summer Centerpiece

After I finished the third centerpiece, I was about out of cute things to put in and around them, so I decided to call it a day. What do you think of them? Are they table top worthy?

Spring Centerpiece

Spring Centerpiece