Turn simple pots of wildflowers into rustic wedding centerpieces that complement an outdoor summer wedding or add an outdoorsy touch to an indoor wedding reception. You can control the expense of this DIY wedding project by purchasing flower pots and growing your choice of assorted wildflowers or by looking at garden centers for appealing displays.
Mention a saw and hammer and your groom and his groomsmen may volunteer to create these centerpieces! Each centerpiece will take less than an hour to complete. Gather more sticks than you think you’ll need in case some split down the center.
Each of the wedding centerpieces requires fourteen twigs that range from ½” to ¾” across. The length will depend on the size pot you will place in the center of planter. Check with friends and family for fallen branches or small trees that can be cut. You could consider going to a state forest or to a local conservation organization and asking permission to cut down small invasive trees for these wedding crafts. Always get permission.
You’ll also need handsaw, pruning shears, sandpaper, small flat-head nails, and a hammer. To complete the wedding centerpieces, you’ll need wildflowers in a pot with a saucer that will sit within the planter.
DIY Wedding Centerpieces
Cut fourteen twigs the same length. The length will depend on the size flowerpot that will sit in the center of the planter. If you decide to make a twig floor for the planters, you will need two-to-four more sticks for each planter. Trim off any branches as close as possible to the main twig.
Select two twigs with flat sides for the bottom twigs. If necessary, sand them so they rest flat on the table.
The planter works in a log cabin pattern. Working approximately one-inch from the ends of the twigs, hammer nails through the two bottom twigs and into two crosspieces. You will have a square with an inch of twig hanging beyond the main shape of the planter.
Continue adding layers of twigs (each layer consists of two twigs on opposite sides of the planter). If the centerpiece is not as tall as you want with the fourteen twigs, you can continue adding layers of twigs.
If you want a floor on the planter, flip the twig planter upside down and add twigs across the base of the planter. Check that this floor supports the weight of the dirt and flower-filled planter. You don’t want guests picking up wedding centerpieces and having the bases fall apart, sending the flower pot to the ground.
A pot of wildflowers surrounded by a DIY log cabin planter creates a casual summer wedding centerpiece reminiscent of a country meadow.
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