How to make small centerpieces in glass bowls

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How to make small centerpieces in glass bowls
Make simple wedding centrepieces with small glass bowls. (floating candle love memory bowl water red image by Paul Retherford from

Small centrepieces made from glass bowls require little effort to make. Making your own centrepieces for a wedding will save you money because you will not have to hire someone to buy all the materials you need. Friends and family members can also help you make glass bowl centrepieces, which will also save you time. Once you pick a theme for your wedding, you will need to decide on how to make the centrepieces match.

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Things you need

  • Glass stones
  • Small glass bowl
  • Water
  • Floating candles
  • Small mirrors (square or round)
  • Flower petals
  • Confetti
  • Votive candles

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  1. 1

    Place glass stones in the bottom of the bowl. Use stones that match your wedding colours, or stick with clear stones to accent the water.

  2. 2

    Fill the bowl with water. Leave an inch of head space at the top of the bowl to prevent the water from spilling out.

  3. 3

    Add floating candles to the water. Depending on the size of your bowl, you may only be able to add one floating candle to the water. Use floating candles that match your decor like colourful flowers or hearts.

  4. 4

    Sit the bowl on a small mirror. Choose either small round or square glass mirrors. You can purchase these at most craft stores.

  5. 5

    Add accents and embellishments to the centrepiece. Sprinkle flower petals or confetti around the bowl, or place votive candles around the centrepiece to add depth.

Tips and warnings

  • For a quick centrepiece idea, fill a glass bowl with ivy and place a white votive candle inside.
  • Keep lit candles away from open drafts and flammable objects.

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