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Homemade Centerpieces

We love this simple and creative homemade centerpiece of beautiful lilacs in an aluminum bucket. Creating homemade centerpieces for a birthday party is not only easy, it's fun and you can do it without spending a lot of money.

All you need is a little creativity.

Take this arrangement on the left, for example. It's simple and striking, and it cost just a few dollars to make.

It would be a perfect for a casual garden theme party, a BBQ party or picnic, or an Easter birthday celebration, don't you think?

Elegant (but Cheap!) Centerpiece Ideas

photo of a summer centerpiece consisting of a large, ripe peach in a pretty terra cotta pot photo of an autumn centerpiece of a pumpkin covered with pink chrysanthemums You can design your centerpiece to reflect the season if you like. Seasonal fruit piled high in a glass hurricane always makes a pretty display.
Create a casual design or a fancy arrangement, depending on the formality of your party. Using dried peas, lentils, stones, coffee beans, jelly beans or candy corn to anchor a candle in a bowl or vase provides style as well as stability.
Arrange special objects on a pretty plate for an interesting look. This is a great way to incorporate your own collections into the design. One of us once made a centerpiece using a collection of feathers and sea shells inside a leather box. It had a cool vintage air about it. In addition to having a lot of visual interest it ended up being a good conversation starter too.

We're Creating a Homemade Centerpiece Gallery

And We Want It to be HUGE!

Below are more photos of creative designs we really love. They're all easy and most are inexpensive to put together. Some are elegant and formal, others are casual. We hope you find them inspirational. And we certainly hope you'll send us YOUR photos for our gallery too!

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I threw a birthday party for a friend who was turning 60. He loves boats so I had a yacht club type of theme. I used: dock line (it's a thick rope …

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I created a wintry greens centerpiece for a dessert party I hosted in honor of my daughter's December birthday. The party didn't have a particular theme. …

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Photo Credits:

Tiny Beaches by S. Parker
Winter Arrangement with Floating Candles by Yodi
Yellow Flowers in Glass by half alive - soo zzzz
Mandarin Oranges by Neeta Lind
Flowers with Black Lantern by Valerie Everett
Floating Red Carnations by theogeo
Blue Lantern by Corey Ann
Xmas Seed Balls in a Decorated Can by Jill
Vintage Spools and Candlesticks by Jill

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