ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Gender and Relationships»
  • Weddings & Wedding Planning

3 Easy DIY Beach Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

Updated on June 15, 2016

Beach weddings are a popular wedding destination all year round because this gives couples the opportunity to travel, relax, and say their wedding vows behind a romantic backdrop of the ocean and sunset. When planning a beach wedding, it can sometimes get a little on the expensive side with travel expenses (if planning a destination wedding), booking hotels, reserving wedding venues, and purchasing wedding decorations. A great way to save some money is by creating your own decorations for the wedding reception.

Flowers arrangements can sometime take up the bulk of the budget when planning out a wedding reception. Instead of flower arrangements for the wedding centerpiece, why not try something more fun and festive? Inspired by the video below, I've come up with 3 simple DIY wedding centerpiece ideas that are easy, fun, and budget friendly! You can find most of the material used at any party favor store, in your pantry or craft room, or can purchase online in bulk for cheap!

DIY Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

Glass Candle Holder from Wedding Star
Glass Candle Holder from Wedding Star

DIY Centerpiece Idea #1: Vases and Candle Holders

One of the best ways to create a stand-out wedding centerpiece on a budget is by using candles and candle holders as the tables' focal point! Wedding centerpieces with candles are perfect for those who wants to add a romantic touch to their wedding reception. Plus, they’re an instant mood booster, creating a warm and cozy atmosphere.

The secret to transforming a classic candle centerpiece into statement piece is to use the lights and different sizes of candle holders! Candles and candle holders can be purchased in bulk, which can save you tons of money.

Materials:

  • Glass candle holder or vase
  • Seashells
  • Sand
  • Candle (white or blue preferred)
  • Starfish (optional)

How to Put Together:

Clean and empty out the clear glass candle holder or tall flower vase and fill it with sand (can use the beach’s sand or purchase sand at the store) to the height you want. After adding the sand, place candle in the middle of the candle holder/flower vase atop of the sand. Add the finish touch by placing some of your favorite seashells and starfishes into the glass surrounding the candle.

Lantern from Wedding Star
Lantern from Wedding Star

Alternatives

Instead of using a candle holder or a flower vase, you can use lanterns or small decorative lighthouses! Wedding centerpiece with lanterns are a very popular wedding decor choice because they are beautifully appealing and can cast a romantic glow when a candle is placed inside. You can also decorate the inside of the lantern with flowers, sand, and seashells. Lanterns create a vintage and charming atmosphere.

betweennapsontheporch.net
betweennapsontheporch.net
hotref.com
hotref.com

Take it a step further with your wedding centerpiece DIY by adding water to the candle holder/flower vase plus a nice little floating candle! There's just something romantic about candles afloat water, with the flame's flickering reflection. This option creates a more romantic and whimsical atmosphere for your friends and family gathered around the table.

therealisticorganizer.blogspot.com
therealisticorganizer.blogspot.com

DIY Centerpiece Idea #2: Fisherman Netting Wrapped Mason Jar

If you’re loving the whole mason jar craze, then this next wedding centerpiece DIY is perfect for you! You can use leftover mason jars from spaghetti sauces, salsa, or can purchase mason jars at any party favors store for this next project. Although they are small, you can use multiple mason jars in one centerpiece by adding blocks underneath the mason jars to add height and dimension to your centerpiece.

stowandtellu.com
stowandtellu.com

Materials:

  • Mason jars
  • Fish netting
  • Glue
  • Twine
  • Sand, candles and seashells (if needed)

How to Put Together:

Cut the fisherman netting to size – make sure to leave extra for overlap. After cutting the netting, run a glue line (or glue dollops) along one side of the jar and wrap the netting over. Let the excess netting hang over the opposite side for the meantime and let the glue dry for 30-45 minutes. After the glue dries, cut off the excess netting and wrap the second side of netting and glue into place. Let it dry for 30-45 minutes. Trim off excess netting at the bottom of the jar and glue around the bottom of the jar. If the mason jar is unstable when placed right-side up, cut any netting knots to make the jar stand straight.

Alternative

Another alternative to fisherman netting is to wrap mason jars or tall glass candle holders/flower vases with twine and pearl beads on a wire garland!

Deer Pearl Flowers
Deer Pearl Flowers

DIY Centerpiece Idea #3: Goldfishes & Tropical Fishes

Looking for a wedding centerpiece that's more out of the ordinary but will still catch the eye's of the guests? Try adding a fish to your centerpiece! This will definitely catch family and friends by surprise. It may be strange, but if done tastefully then this centerpiece will be the talk of the wedding reception! Plus, it's easy to do, budget friends, and can also be given away at the end of the night as a party favor.

Deer Pearl Flowers
Deer Pearl Flowers

Materials:

  • Glass container (flower vase, fish bowl, or candle holder)
  • Fishes (goldfishes or betta fishes for easy maintenance -- or any fish you want)
  • Decorative piece (coral, pebbles, flowers, etc)
  • Water

How to Put Together:

This is a really simple DIY -- it's like the first DIY idea mentioned above! Place the pebbles, rocks, or any decorative pieces into the glass container. After properly placing the pieces together, pour the water into the container (TIP: make sure to check and see what water temperature is right for the fish to comfortable swim and live in). If decorative pieces move, this would be a great time to fix it up before placing the fish inside the container.

You can put this centerpiece together the either the day before or the day of the wedding to make sure the fishes are alive and the water is clean and clear.

My Hotel Wedding
My Hotel Wedding
Etsy.com
Etsy.com

Finishing Touches

Now that you've got your main centerpiece prepared and ready to-go, it's now time to put it all together. Even though each DIY centerpiece mentioned can be great by itself, you can add a little more depth to make the centerpiece be the center of attention of the table:

  • Purchasing different sized candle holders/vases so it won't look monotone
  • Add table runner and surround centerpiece with small tea-light candles, seashells and starfishes
  • Add colorful coral and decorative driftwood for more texture to the centerpiece
  • Display centerpiece and other decorations on decorative tray

Something Turquoise
Something Turquoise
HotRef.com
HotRef.com

Which centerpiece will you be using at your beach wedding?

See results

Comments & Suggestions:

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)