|DIY Terrarium Centrepieces|
I'm sure you're noticing a pattern here with my posts. I'm obsessed with personal, DIY touches at weddings. One way to add a really personal touch to each table is by making your own centrepieces. Your guests will be looking at them during the whole dinner & probably be excited about who will be claiming it as their prize at the end of the night. Recently terrariums have become quite popular because of the ornate and unique little plants that are easy to take care of; but I also think it's nice to send your guests home with a centrepiece that can potentially live on for a few years!
Last year, I helped my best friends create these table centerpieces for their big day. Here's how you can make your own version:
What you'll need:
- a large bowl or vase (we've used a fishbowl but you can also use apothecary style jars or vintage glassware)
- some rocks
- potting soil for succulents (can be found at any garden centre)
- a few types of decorative mosses (can be purchased from a garden centre as well or from a craft store)
- and of course, some succulents or air plants!
Succulents are amazing little ornamental plants that only require minimal watering and lots of sunlight. These can be found at your local garden center or even at an Ikea for a couple dollars each. They also come in a variety of colours, from standard shades of green to blues and purples and some varieties even flower.
An alternative to succulents are air plants. They're extremely low maintenance plants that require minimal light and only a spray or soak in some water once a week! These plants don't require soil to grow so they can literally be glued to a rock and still survive if you spritz it with water every so often! If you choose to go with these in your terrariums, you can skip the soil completely!
Start with filling your glass vase with a single layer of rocks and then add a few handfuls of soil.
Then gently place your succulents into the soil, covering the roots. Add moss and then finish with adding rocks, airplants or other small objects to decorate!
It's been exactly a year since my best friends' beautiful wedding day and our terrariums still live on. Happy Anniversary Suzanne and Joshua!
Are centrepieces part of your DIY to-do list or would you rather buy or rent something more extravagant?
All photos by Sylvia and Samantha unless otherwise indicated.