Low Cost Damask & Hot Pink Centerpieces

3 Dec

A friend is having a wedding reception in January, and her colors are hot pink, black, and damask.  I know damask isn’t a color but you understand what I mean right?  She put together three different versions of centerpieces.  These centerpieces are a low-cost option since the vases and the black river rock are from the Dollar Tree, the flowers are from Michaels, and the candle used in one of the centerpieces is from Scentsy.  The Scentsy candles part isn’t cheap, but you could substitute  it for any pillar candle.

This is the Dollar Tree vase that she used:

I love this vase because it is sleek, simple and can be used in many different ways.  See my post on how I used these vases.

She originally wanted to use hot pink gerbera daisies:

(I apologize for the quality of these pictures but they were taken on a cell phone.  Ick.)  This version was too bare for her taste, so she added some white filler flowers:

She didn’t like this version either, so she chucked the flowers all together and stuck a pillar candle in the vase.

This was the version she liked best:

She deliberated whether to have white, black or silver candles in the vases, but in the end she settled on hot pink.  Yay for hot pink!

I suggested using scrapbook paper around the vases to jazz them up (and keep costs low).  She picked out this paper, and the grosgrain ribbon from Michael’s.  On a side note, we spent a good three hours on one of the expeditions to buy the supplies for these centerpieces, just to find out our coupons were not valid until the next day.  D’oh!  Note to self, check date on coupon before going.

The flowers on the ribbon are from the scrapbooking section at Michael’s.  The jar they came in had a pretty flower all put together, but in reality you have to put these suckers together.  It was a pain in the ass to assemble 12 of these, especially the stamens.

This centerpiece, without the candle, probably cost about $4.  The total cost would depend on what candle you go with.  Michael’s always has 40% coupons, so if you  don’t mind pillar candles from Michael’s, this might be a lower cost option for these centerpieces.  I know they have pillar candles at the Dollar Tree as well, but I have never been a fan of them.  They just look cheap.  Which they are, but unlike other things from the dollar store, these really do look like they came from there.  But that’s my humble opinion.

So what would you have picked??

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