Selecting a centrepiece for your wedding can seem overwhelming when considering the number of choices available. Ivy-based centrepieces are elegant and can be complementary to most any decor. With a bit of patience and creativity, ivy centrepieces can be crafted to add a simple, yet romantic look to your tables.
Ivy Candle Floats
Ivy candle floats are one of the simplest of all wedding centrepieces and can be made using just a few simple supplies. Start by filling a small glass bowl halfway with water. Place a ring of artificial ivy or real ivy leaves around the bottom of the bowl. Place a white, heart-shaped floating candle in the water, taking special care to avoid wetting the candle's wick. if desired, additional flower petals using the wedding's colours can be sprinkled around the bowl. The candle should be lit when it is time for the guests to arrive.
Potted Ivy Topiary
The potted ivy topiary makes a clever centrepiece that your guests can enjoy long after your ceremony. Start by placing green floral foam, which can be found in most arts and crafts stores, in a planter or pot made of Grecian-style ceramic. Sprinkle some artificial moss inside the pot, making sure to use enough artificial moss to hide the foam. Drive the stick of artificial bush of ivy into the pot and through the foam in an upright position and sprinkle more artificial moss around the base of the stem. Place the potted ivy topiary in the centre of the table and sprinkle white flower petals around the centrepiece to complement the look.
Ivy and Hurricane Lamps
Ivy hurricane lamps are another simple, yet beautiful, centrepiece that can be created with ivy. Start by placing a large, white pillar candle inside of a clear, glass hurricane candle holder. Using a hot-glue gun, glue some artificial ivy leaves on the outside of the glass. Place a ring of artificial ivy around the bottom of the hurricane candle holder. Pillar candles will typically burn for several hours before needing to be replaced.
Upside Down Wine Glass
This crafty and unusual centrepiece can be made using a few simple items. Start by turning a wine glass upside down. Cut a styrofoam ball, which can be found at most arts and crafts stores, in half and glue it to the base of the glass using a hot glue gun or grafting glue. Glue small white flowers and ivory pieces to the styrofoam. Using stands of white ribbon or ribbon matching the colours of your wedding, glue the ribbon strands vertically from the base of the glass so they cascade downward. Surround the bottom of the glass with a ring of artificial ivy for added effect.
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