10 Cute & Clever Centerpieces

Looking for wedding centerpiece ideas that’s a bit outside the box? I’m a big fan of weird and quirky and I’ve been collecting unique centerpiece ideas just for you!


1. Carnations in test tubes, held by rolls of colorful yarn is pure genius, not to mention DIY friendly too {by Rachel Ray}.

carnation diy centerpiece


2. Who knew industrial could be so girly? Check out this DIY cinder block centerpieces, as well as several other cute centerpiece ideas {over on Yes, Please}.

cement block diy centerpiece.


3. Not a flower kind of girl? How about fruits? And afterwards, you’d have plenty of fruits for pies {by MSW}.

fruit centerpieces


4. There’s something so magical about woodland wonderland weddings. To get the look, you just need bits of moss and ferns sitting pretty in glass cloches {via Unruly Things; photos by Erin Grace}.

cloche centerpiece


5. They say origami is both an art and a science, but what they didn’t tell you is it also makes original and inventive wedding centerpieces {by Lo Bjurulf for Ikea}.

origami centerpiece


6. Woodland weddings get 2 votes from me. Here’s another take on the theme that’s Alice in Wonderland inspired {via MSW}.

woodland centerpiece


7. Let’s not forget cottons are flowers too {via forget.me.knot; photo by Jasmine Star}.

cotton centerpiece


8. Did you know wine glasses doubles as cloches and candle holders? What a useful glassware {by Rachel Ray}.

diy wine glass centerpiece


9. More than a staple, wheat can also stand on their own as wedding centerpieces {via Aisle Dash}

wheat centerpiece


10. A fun reminder of the “chemistry” that brought you and your fiancee together, a test tube rack centerpiece is just the right theme {via Apartment Therapy}.

test tube rack centerpiece


I hope this post inspired you to come up with some brilliant centerpieces of your own. If you’ve got some to share, I’d love to hear about it!

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About Ann {Swoon}

Hi! I'm Ann, cofounder of Love Olio and ardent aficionado of fun and unique weddings. Join me in discovering swoon-worthy wedding design, decor, and style ideas - all sure to spark your creativity!
Cross-indexed in Inspiring Decor.

37 Responses to 10 Cute & Clever Centerpieces

  1. lizzie says:

    love the cinder block centerpieces, those are TOO cute!

  2. Elaine says:

    I like how look the origami …really is a art !!!

  3. Scarlett says:

    Omg… I’m studying Biology and lovelovelove the test tube ideas! Now I’m wishing my wedding was sooner so that I could put out these adorable centerpieces now!

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  6. Cheryl Williams says:

    I absolutely love the wine glass idea! Something easy any
    one could do! and SO elegant.

  7. Dawn Kirby says:

    I love the ideas. I my self am getting married next july. Needed some new and refreshing ideas for the big event. Thank you so much.

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  9. Kim Hurd says:

    My daughter is getting married in August and just told us. I need help for the center pieces. I love the test tube Idea since I am a Phlebotomist and she is going to be a teacher. What a great Idea. Do you have anymore please feel free to throw them my way. We have very little money. We truly have very little but I still want pretty. Please help me. We have even tried to win weddings. Of course who does that happen to. Not us. She is an amazing young women. She goes to college full time, coaches middle school basketball, and helps kids on weekends or night to learn how to shoot or dribble what ever they need to become a more confident player. She also works and takes care of her soon to be husband. Va’lyndi is one of the strongest people I know. I just want to throw her a nice wedding. So any ideas would be much appriciated.
    Sincerly, Kim Hurd

  10. Ann says:

    Hi Kim,

    Thank you so much for stopping by the blog! Congratulations on your daughter’s engagement :) .

    With today’s economy, I can completely understand your concerns with money. And weddings are definitely costly. Luckily, there are quite a few resources for budget conscious brides, and good giveaways too. I made a guide to help budget brides that can you started: http://www.loveolio.com/swoon/budget-bride-guide/.

    Don’t forget to keep an eye out on groupon, livingsocial, and googledeals for great deals! I’ve seen good ones for photography, invitations, and catering.

    Good luck!


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