Ivy is a flexible decoration for any type of wedding. Because it grows by twining around things, the plant is a traditional symbol of fidelity, wedded love and friendship. Ivy's twining nature also make it an ideal addition to homemade decorations. Even the most un-crafty of decorators can use ivy to make charming centrepieces.
Ivy and Candles
Candles are a traditional centrepiece at wedding and you can incorporate ivy into these in a variety of ways, depending on the candles and candle holders that you use. If you have metal candelabras you can make an antique-looking centrepiece by wrapping ivy around them. You can also set ivy around the base of a simple round candle holder to give it a distinctive look. Or you can make your own candles using tin cans. Cover these with ivy and secure the ivy stem using a hot glue gun; it will look like the ivy leaves are holding the candle.
Ivy and Flowers
Incorporate ivy into your flower arrangements. You can do this by arranging flowers and ivy from your garden in a vase or basket. For a rustic look, you can even use a watering can. You could also try wrapping the ivy around the flower stems and simply placing them on the table with the ivy holding the bouquet together. If you choose to use a vase or basket, ivy may be wrapped around these holders as well as placed in them with the flowers.
Ivy and Seasonal Decorations
For a fall wedding, you might try placing boughs of red ivy on your table. A few small pumpkins or gourds could add more colour. If you're feeling adventuresome, hollow out a pumpkin as your centrepiece and fill it with ivy. For a winter wedding, use green ivy boughs and place pine cones and holly berries around them.
Ivy and Crafts
If you're particularly crafty, incorporate Ivy into your creations. Some people like making clay objects for their wedding centrepieces. You could make clay bowls and fill them with ivy or make clay animals and place them in an ivy jungle. If sewing is your passion, embroider your centrepiece directly onto the tablecloth. Incorporate ivy into a floral design. You could also make ivy into shapes like stars, birds or hearts by making the shape out of wire and then wrapping the ivy around the frame.
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