Decorating your guest tables at your wedding can be one of the most enjoyable parts of the wedding planning process, and it’s these details that will truly wow your guests. And when it comes to expressing your style, choosing your wedding centerpieces is an important step.
If you’re looking for a uniquely impactful floral arrangement, then you should consider this DIY candelabra flower arrangement. Adding height and texture to your sophisticated tablescape, this floral centerpiece will set the tone for laughter, joy and love on your big day. Our Dusty Blue & Navy color palette is perfect for a coastal wedding celebration, but this impressive centerpiece arrangement can be made with any of our elevated, varied wedding flower color collections.
So how do you make a candelabra flower arrangement, how do you style it, and how do you decide on the right centerpiece for you? Read on for wedding decor inspiration, guidance and common queries.
What you’ll need to make DIY Candelabra Flower Centerpieces in Dusty Blue & Navy
To create this centerpiece arrangement, you’ll need:
We’re creating this arrangement using the cool, calming tones of our Dusty Blue & Navy color collection, but you can make this DIY centerpiece your own by using any of our gorgeous floral color palettes. Our Designer Flower Boxes are created with a range of tones, shades and flower sizes across all of our color collections, so you can easily create a cohesive and stylish arrangement.
If you’re making multiple of these floral centerpieces, consider the candelabras you are using. Use ones of the same height, shape and color for a cohesive look, or try mixing and matching different candelabras for some added flair. Look for your candelabras at a local thrift store to further save on your wedding decor budget. Remember, DIY decor is your chance to get creative and show off your unique style!
How To Make Candelabra Flower Centerpieces
Once you’ve gathered all your supplies, it’s time to make your centerpieces. To make the process streamlined, start by laying your materials out for an easy DIY.
Step 1: Set up your candelabra
Place your candelabra on a rotating tray if you have one. This will allow you to turn your arrangement and design it from all angles, making your DIY process smooth and simple.
Step 2: Cut & wrap the floral foam
Take your floral foam and cut it into 4 even pieces. Wrap it with mesh wire, squeeze the ends together like a bon-bon and secure them with cable ties. The wire will act as an anchor for when you attach the foam to the candelabra in the next step. Trim the excess mesh and cable ties, and repeat on all 4 pieces of floral foam.
Step 3: Attach the foam to the candelabra
Starting at the base of your candelabra, attach the floral foam vertically with cable ties. Continue with each block, spiralling each up the candelabra. Trim the excess cable ties, and your base is complete!
Step 4: Start arranging your florals
Begin to build your flower arrangement using flowers of the same color, such as blue. Start building from the bottom of your candelabra up using flowers of different sizes. Keep adding them upward until you get to the top and have created a fluid, spiraling arc shape.
Step 5: Add more flowers
Continue adding more flowers in different colors and sizes. Add smaller flowers between the larger ones, small leaves to add fullness and longer greenery to add length to the design. Keep going by adding more flowers and greenery, aiming to create a balanced and varied arrangement the whole way up the candelabra.
Step 6: Complete the florals and add details
Cover any exposed floral foam with faux flowers or greenery, and then start to add longer, trailing flowers to extend and enrich the arrangement. Different stem lengths can add balance to your design, and make sure they are all trending upwards for a vibrant feel. Embellish any leftover gaps with crystal and pearl decorations, and finish by adding your largest flowers in last to create a visual focus point.
Step 7: The finishing touch
Once your floral arrangement is finished, there’s just one more step… add the candles! Add blue tapered colors (or any color you prefer) to the candelabra, with the tallest in the center. And voila, your beautiful flower centerpiece is complete!
This DIY floral candelabra centerpiece is a unique take on traditional decor, and will be the detail that elevates your sophisticated wedding table. Our Dusty Blue & Navy color palette is calming and elegant, though this DIY will look fabulous in any chosen color collection.
Good luck making your wedding decor, and if you try this DIY centerpiece for yourself don’t forget to share it with us! We’d love to see your creations and unique flair, so send us your favorite wedding pics over on Instagram at @lingsmoment.
Wedding Centerpiece FAQs
What can I use as a centerpiece for a wedding?
A centerpiece is any floral arrangement or piece of decor that is placed at the center of a table to decorate the tablescape. Common centerpieces for weddings include floral bouquets, bud vases, floral hoops, garlands or scattered petals. The size, density, color palette and shape will all help to create a celebratory vibe at your wedding table. The centerpiece usually sets the tone for the rest of the table, and can range from minimal to totally expressive and abundant.
As well as these floral arrangement centerpieces, extra elements such as candles, candlesticks, table linens, greenery, fruit, lanterns or vases can all be used to create a bespoke centerpiece. The final style of the centerpieces should reflect the couple’s style and the wedding color theme, and should complement the shape of the tables, the vibe of the venue and any other decor elements surrounding the table.
This DIY candelabra floral centerpiece is a fresh take on traditional decor. By adding abundant faux florals to the height and impressive shape of a candelabra, this centerpiece stands out for all the right reasons.
Faux flowers for a wedding centerpiece
When it comes to creating your own candle wedding centerpieces on a budget, faux flowers are an excellent choice. Generally cheaper than fresh blooms, faux flowers also have the benefit of flexibility, durability and can be totally personalized to match your dream wedding decor. You can make this DIY flower candelabra in advance, and have it ready to wow your guests when the big day finally arrives!
How do you use a candelabra as a centerpiece?
A candelabra can be used as a centerpiece on its own, turned into a DIY floral candelabra, or styled next to separate floral arrangements. You can also use candelabras of different sizes and shapes to creat your perfect centerpiece.
Is it cheaper to make your own wedding centerpieces?
There are so many styling options when it comes to wedding table centerpieces, meaning that there’s an option for every budget. In general, it will be cheaper to make your own instead of turning to a pre-made arrangement. Using faux florals is a more budget-friendly option than fresh flowers, and thrifting the accessories like jars, candelabras or vases can help keep costs down, too.
How many flowers do you need per centerpiece?
The number of flowers you need for a centerpiece will vary. A bud vase may only need a few, while a large arrangement will need much more. For this DIY candelabra centerpiece, we have used 2 Designer Flower Boxes and 2 Greenery Combos, but the amount of flowers can be adjusted to suit the size of your arrangement, the floral style and your budget.
What is the most popular form of centerpiece for weddings?
The most traditional form of wedding centerpiece is a simple floral arrangement that sits in the middle of the table. However, more unique centerpiece styles such as floral hoops, garlands or this DIY flower candelabra are increasingly popular. When it comes to choosing your perfect wedding centerpiece, it’s important to choose was resonates with you and your style rather than choosing decor based on simply what is on trend at the time.