super easy, super cute! diy calla lily centerpieces

October 12, 2011 at 10:54 pm 5 comments

For starters, calla lilies are SO beautiful. So simple and elegant, and perfect! We picked the mango color for a fall reception, but they come in such a large variety of colors, they can be easily matched to any occasion! (thinking about it, I’d really love to do this with pink callas for a spring wedding, or yellow for a summer party…) anyway, I had seen a similar idea online, but added a few more cute details, and I’d have to say I loved how they turned out!

Depending on the size of the event, you’re gonna need quite a few wine bottles… SO GET DRINKING! We had 16 small tables and wanted 3 or 5 bottles at each table. So basically, I gave everyone I knew a drinking problem, and happily collected over 120 bottles (OK, OK most of them came from a friend who manages a bar…) but then I got creative with it, and tried to find the most interesting green bottles I could find: Perrier bottles, 40 oz beer bottles, champagne bottles, and olive oil bottles – you name I got it! The size differences really made them unique. I took the labels off by soaking them overnight in warm water and then scraping them with a razor. Most came off really easily, but for the tough ones – goo gone did the trick!

We ordered the calla lilies from a whole-saler, it’s much cheaper, and really there was no need for a florist! Along with the flowers curly willow  was added – which has become my new infatuation – I want to do all sorts of crafts with this stuff! I cut the smaller branches and put them into the wine glasses – which really gave them an artistic look! I unfortunately didn’t have time to take any pictures once the reception started, but I know somebody did – so more to come! I also added some gold confetti pieces and tea lights to the tables, and they looked fabulous! Picture soft lighting with a little sparkle! The extra bottles were lined up against this window with a random flower every few bottles, and we added a few picture frames of the bride and groom in between them. It looked so nice! I was very proud of our all our efforts!

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for the love of fall … it’s November?

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. angriestpear  |  November 3, 2011 at 1:53 am

    They look beautiful!

    Reply
  • 2. mmasters  |  November 3, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    thank you!

    Reply
  • 3. Grayson Gill  |  November 11, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    cool blog!

    Reply
  • 4. Stamps.com Promo Code  |  November 14, 2011 at 5:21 am

    I love your blog, it’s nice when you can tell somebody actuallly puts effort into a layout, and gives the designs. If you set up updates value.

    Reply
  • 5. Wendell Stines  |  November 15, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    adding to fav’s

    Reply

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