Going Back to Nature

If your upcoming party or wedding is inspired by nature, be sure to bring the outside in! Having wooden accents in your centerpieces helps set the mood and gives off a rustic-chic feel.  Here are some creative ways to save money and still make a big statement:

 

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Photo Credit: shelterness.com

This is my favorite wood-inspired centerpiece, and it is sure to make a statement no matter what the event is! Find a log you like and enlist a “handy friend” or carpenter to smooth down the ends, and hollow out the center all along the log, or hollow out 3″ holes down the log, put in some moist potting soil and place flowers or even succulents for a naturally beautiful center piece.

 

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Photo Credit: http://www.theknot.com

This is a great centerpiece for round tables. You or a trusty carpenter can saw down stumps of varying widths and heights to create this multi-dimensional look. Cluster them together, add votive candles and bud vases to complete the look.  I suggest sticking with the similar colors of wood, so the centerpieces look cohesive.

 

 

If you love the elegant simplicity of candlelit centerpieces, this may be right up your alley. To create this centerpiece be sure to carve out the appropriate width of holes for your votive candles,  I suggest following the detailed instructions on jennaburger.com. This look can be enhanced by adding moss and/or floral touches around the perimeter of the log.

Here are some other great forest-favorites to inspire you:

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