Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite DIY projects to create your very own winter wonderland with winter wedding centerpieces on a budget.
There’s a certain elegance that a winter wedding offers that simply cannot be captured during any other season! As the temperatures dip and the smell of hot chocolate swims through the air, it’s the perfect season to say “I DO” with your significant other. Weddings are a chance to stimulate the creative soul inside to create beautiful experiences from dawn till dusk – but we all know how expensive things can get! Is there a way to create the winter wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank? Absolutely! That’s why we’ve created a list of our favorite winter wedding centerpieces on a budget.
There are a million and one ways to save money as you journey down the wedding planning aisle. Today we’re focusing specifically on DIY centerpieces. Do It Yourself or DIY is one of the best ways to save money!
Read on to discover 10 of our favorite DIY projects for winter themed wedding centerpieces on a budget:
1. Snowy Pinecone Candle Wedding Centerpieces On A Budget
Photo: CRAFTS BY AMANDA
For this project you’ll need either a mason jar or any kind of jars that you have at home – you can plan ahead by saving jars from foods you regularly eat at home: pickles, jams, preserved fruit and veg… These centerpieces are a wonderful way to dress up white candles and create a winter wonderland dining atmosphere for your guests to enjoy. Plus, it won’t cost you much since you can find almost all of the materials used in this project at home or outside. Don’t be surprised if one your guests wants to snag one of these beauties on the way home.
Curious to see how it’s done? Click here to learn how to make one on your own.
- Mason jar/glass jar
- 2 pinecones
- Twine or baker’s twine
- Hot glue gun
- Epsom salt
2. Luxury Wedding Centerpieces On A Budget
Photo: ROCK MY WEDDING
White colored flowers are as delicate and elegant as soft fallen snow on a gorgeous winter day. Much like you would stare our the window on a bright morning filled with glistening snow, this floral arrangement is just too beautiful to ignore. It’s classic winter with a touch of warmth for the golden glow of the hurricane vase and hug of greenery below – a statement piece to say the least.
DIY this centerpiece for your big day – Click here.
- Cream Hydrangea Heads x 3
- Oasis rin measuring 12” in diameter
- Hurricane vase
3. Wine Bottle Wedding Centerpieces On A Budget
Photo: REAL COAKE
One of our favorite things to repurpose are wine bottles! These centerpieces are oh so elegant but shockingly simple and inexpensive to make! The secret is in the epsom salt! That’s right – just using epsom salt you can create these gorgeous “snow dusted” vases for your tables. They absolutely scream winter time! Add some ornament “snow balls” and pinecones and voila, your centerpiece setting is complete. By opting for this budget-friendly centerpiece you can still create an elegant look for a fraction of the price.
Make your own by following this tutorial.
- Empty wine bottles
- Epsom salt
- Mod Podge
- Paint brush
4. Wine Glass Globes Wedding Centerpieces On A Budget
This project is somewhat unconventional as a centerpiece, which is exactly why we picked it! It stands out and it lets you create and showcase your own story. It’s one that your guests will notice right away as it sets your wedding apart from the traditional use of flowers. We recommend getting super creative and sentimental in the choices you make of what to put inside your globes. Maybe it’s a nod to where you met, or your favorite ways to send time together… your most memorable trips or maybe it’s a place to let your theme really take flight.
Check out the step-by-step tutorial to create your own!
- Wine glasses in various sizes
- Hot glue gun
- Small plastic trees, figurines, or ornaments
- Superfine silver glitter (optional)
- Ribbon or string
5. Glitter Gold Wedding Centerpieces On A Budget
Photo: A PRACTICAL WEDDING
Here’s another sparkly option – winter weddings are the perfect time to let your inner glitter goddess go! It’s hard not to fall in love with this centerpiece the minute you lay eyes on it. What sets this centerpiece apart from the rest is that it’s a floral arrangement with a twist – the flowers are actually coated in glitter! It looks stunning on a plain white table cloth and elevated on a white box as shown in the image above.
Learn how to create this wedding centerpiece by following this tutorial.
- Floral foam
- Glittery fake flowers
6. Garland Wedding Centerpieces On A Budget
Photo: A PRACTICAL WEDDING
If you go into any craft store during the winter season, you’ll notice miles and miles of garland in every color and style possible! It’s inexpensive but it offers a substantial way to fill the space around your home, on your table and even on your wedding day! This wedding centerpiece is perfect for weddings happening close in date to the holidays. For a bonus tip, if you’re getting married after the holidays, take advantage of the huge post-holiday discounts to re-create this centerpiece for pennies on the dollar. To schieve this look, all you have to do is mount candles lengthwise on your table and hug them with your favorite garland, ornaments and other earthly elements.
For further instructions, visit this page.
- Metallic spray paint
- Candle holder
- Floral wire
7. Grapewood Wedding Centerpieces On A Budget
This grapewood centerpiece is nothing if not unique. Who would have thought a twig like this could turn into such a masterpiece? This centerpiece combines sandblasted grapewood, ornaments, succulents and white peonies to give it lots of vibrant life and style. Perfect for a winter wedding, and something your guests are not likely to expect but be very impressed with.
Click here to recreate this centerpiece yourself.
- Sandblasted grapewood
- White peonies
- “Yearning desert” amaranthus
- Oasis floral foam Iglu’s
- Oasis bind wires
- Gardening shears
8. Mercury Glass Wedding Centerpieces On A Budget
Photo: WEDDING PARTY
Mercury glass has an elegance that simply can’t be re-created. Or can it? If you look online you’ll notice it often comes with a price tag that doesn’t make it very budget friendly, especially if you’re trying to tighten your wedding purse strings. However with a little patience and creativity, you can now save the big bucks on something else and actually make your own mercury glass using any glass container of your choice! We recommend mixing and matching shapes and sizes to create a unique centerpiece on each table! Pair you mercury glass with votives and baby’s breath for a BREATH TAKING display!
Dying to find out how to make your own mercury glass? Click here to see how it’s done!
- Krylon-looking glass mirror-like spray paint – approximately $10
- White vinegar
- Spray bottle
- Paper towels or a soft rag
- Newspaper or cardboard
Glass pieces (vases, candle holders, etc.) of your choice – can be clear or colored depending on the look of your wedding.
9. Ice Crystal Wedding Centerpieces On A Budget
Photo: WEDDING STAR
These wedding centerpieces are the perfect way to exude the feeling of luxury and wealth on a budget! They’re sparkly, they’re elegant, they’re glowing – these centerpieces are stunning and yet so simple to make. The magic is in the Mystic Crystals… which are a fun project on their own with instructions to ‘simply add water to the crystals and within a few hours the crystals magically expand to form clear “crackled ice”‘ – pretty cool! You can also search your local craft store for crystal options or even mix in elements of your own .. maybe you want to add a touch of color for example.
Find out how to DIY these centerpieces for your own special day!
- Mystic crystals (a single pack makes close to 4 L of water hydrated crystals. Our one arrangement took less than a pack to create.)
- Vases (sleek modern and square shaped)
- Round candles
- pillar candles at varied heights
10. Terrarium place holder Wedding Centerpieces On A Budget
Photo: GREEN WEDDING SHOES
This terrarium place card holder is SO cute, don’t you agree? Place card holders are a great way to actually contribute to your centerpiece as guests arrive at their table and place their holders down. This project can also be an extension of your centerpiece to wow your guests the minute they arrive. Combine this project with any of the above and include elements from the main centerpiece into your place card holders to tie your theme together in a magical way!
Click here to see how it’s done!
- Clear Glass Christmas Ornament
- Mason Jar Lid
- Crepe Paper Flower
- Wine Bottle Cork
- Place Card
Ohh the possibilities! Hope you enjoyed our 10 favorite DIY Projects for Winter Wedding Centerpieces On A Budget! Looking for even more? Check out our favorite DIY Summer Wedding Centerpieces as well as our DIY Fall Wedding Centerpieces
What’s your favorite wedding DIY? Let us know in the comments below!
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