Updated 02/01/24

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DIY Inspiration: How-To Use Glass Cylinder Vases as Wedding Centerpieces

Hello, fellow wedding enthusiasts! I’m here to share a secret weapon in the world of wedding decor – the humble glass cylinder vase. Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Glass cylinder vases? Really? Haven’t we seen enough of those?” But bear with me. These versatile vessels can be the star of your wedding centerpiece in ways you’ve never imagined. And the best part? They’re a DIY dream come true!

Classic Cylinder Vase Centerpiece: A Timeless Wedding Idea

Let’s start with the classic. Picture this: three glass cylinder vases of varying heights, nestled together in the middle of the table, each cradling a floating candle. It’s a timeless look that we at Wedding Recycle adore, especially when the candlelight dances off the glass. And there’s plenty of charm in this popular wedding centerpiece. Also, bud vases are an excellent addition, housing a single, elegant floral stem each. These small arrangements can create a wonderful atmosphere, especially when you choose blooms that match your wedding theme.

Adding Color and Texture: Incorporate Flowers and Fruits in Your Vase

One of my favorite ways to jazz up this classic centerpiece is to add some color and texture. Consider filling a large-diameter vase with fruits and flowers that match your wedding colors. The mix of textures and colors can create a stunning visual effect that will have your guests oohing and aahing. Or perhaps, you want to add a handful of filler like moss or sand for an organic aesthetic. Here’s a tip from a seasoned wedding florist: don’t be afraid to play with height. A tall vase filled with vibrant blooms can make a real statement and don’t forget to cut the stems at different lengths to create an abundant layout.

Rustic Vibe: Mixing and Matching Vases with Greenery and Branches

For those of you planning a rustic wedding, consider mixing and matching your cylinder vase with other containers. A centerpiece that combined twigs, logs, and twine with glass vases and mercury glass votives can bring a rustic charm that’s sure to make your special day extraordinary. And the best part? It was a DIY project that added a personal touch to the reception. I also recommend adding some dry eucalyptus or seasonal greenery for an easy way to enhance the rustic atmosphere.

Elevate Elegance: Opt for Tall Vases and Taper Candles in Your Centerpiece

If you’re looking to make a statement, consider opting for taller vases. Combine these with taper candles and flowers from your local florist for a show-stopping centerpiece. Adorn them with hanging crystals, creating a dazzling display that was sure to stun every guest. Remember, the taller the vase, the more dramatic the effect! And if you’re hosting a summer wedding, consider using metallic colors to give your centerpiece a sophisticated glow.

Personal Touch: Incorporate Your Passions into Your Wedding Centerpiece

Your wedding is a reflection of you and your partner, so why not incorporate your passions into your centerpiece? For the wine lovers out there, consider a cylinder-within-a-cylinder centerpiece where the candlelight shines through wine corks. And for the eco-friendly couples, decorate with organic elements like leaves and flowers to create a unique aesthetic. It’s a creative way to add a personal touch to your decor and it’s sure to be a conversation starter among your guests!

Experimenting with Shapes and Sizes: From Cylinders to Terrariums

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different shapes and sizes of glass cylinders. Mix in beakers and flasks for a unique tabletop layout that’s anything but ordinary. And if you’re going for a science-themed wedding, this could be the perfect centerpiece! Think about it, lights or small LEDs placed in these vases could create an incredible glow, not unlike the kind you would see in a well-stocked chemistry lab.

A Touch of Glamour: Gold Pillar Candleholders & Cylinders

I also really love these cylinders perched on top of gold pillar candleholders. It adds height, light, and dimension, especially when combined with shorter floral accents or even tealight candles below the taller pillars. The reflective nature of the gold brings an added layer of sophistication and warmth to the table. And when the candlelight flickers, the glow bounces off the metallic surfaces, creating a mesmerizing dance of light that’s sure to captivate your guests. Additionally, if your wedding palette includes any form of metallic shades, this arrangement will seamlessly blend in, amplifying the glamour and elegance of your special day.

The Bottom Line: Let Your Imagination Run Wild with DIY Vase Centerpieces

There are so many ways to use inexpensive glass cylinders to create stunning wedding table centerpieces. With a little creativity and imagination, you can design beautiful centerpieces that will wow your guests and make your wedding day unforgettable. And remember, all this can be done even on a budget. You can turn a simple cylinder vase into the main centerpiece. The only limit is your imagination! So, grab a vase, let your creative juices flow, and start planning the centerpiece of your dreams. Happy planning!