These DIY Terrarium Centerpieces were one of my most adventurous DIYs to date. Not because the project was the most complicated, but because it was for one of my closest friend’s pretty large and fancy wedding. Once I verbally committed, I remember thinking, “Ok Meg, don’t screw this up!” It took a little figuring out but this is truly one wedding (or party) project that anyone can do on their own! Also, please don’t think we have green grass in MD, we are snow laden like the rest of most of you. Her wedding was in October so these photos are all from September. I’m just really bad at posting in a timely manner!
The main supplies were the glass vases, Elmers spray adhesive, grosgrain ribbon, a glue gun, some floral foam and bags of garden rocks from the Home Depot. To get the look, we took all of the vases outside and gently sprayed the lower rim with the adhesive. We then instantly had the pre-cut ribbon on hand to place around the bottom. And to show you how large this wedding was take a look at all those centerpieces. 22 in total! Oh and of course a very “summer blond” Jake was on hand to supervise the activity.
Once the ribbon was secure we took the vases inside and used a glue gun to “seam” the edge nicely.
I then forgot to take pictures of me doing the next step. Just imagine small square of floral foam and rocks. Lots and lots of rocks. The day of the wedding we drove to the florist and picked up the stems to be used, and drove to the reception site to do the final assembly. Its important to note that we tested out our DIY Terrarium centerpieces with and without water. We liked the look of no water best and found that the flowers we used could handle it for the reception time and well beyond and still look beautiful.
We used one red rose, one large white spider mum and a shell or two in each vase. And voila! Gorgeous DIY wedding centerpieces were complete at a fraction of the original florist quote. I love a good bargain don’t you? I think they really added a lovely touch to the tables and were just what the bride, Kate had envisioned.