Fresh flowers, glass vessels and mismatched china vessels are good materials to use in creating handmade wedding centerpieces. Vintage bottles, mercury glass votives, doilies and jars also make beautiful centerpieces when paired with soft, pink, white or peach blooms.
Another interesting handmade wedding centerpiece idea involves crafting origami sailboats with assorted chiyogami paper to decorate tables. The origami sailboats complement arrangements of roses, Queen Anne's lace and dahlias placed in canning jars. For an antique-themed wedding, couples may use assorted clear vases and arrange sparse numbers of blooms such as ranunculus, thistle, begonia foliage and foxglove. White taper candles and old crystal candleholders complete the centerpieces.
A good idea for rustic arrangements involves filling each vintage glass bottle with one type of flower, such as anemones, astilbe, delphinium, privet berries or garden roses. A bride may also add a touch of elegance to her wedding by using sequined chevron fabric, silver containers and a few peonies. Those who prefer minimalist centerpieces that do not distract guests from the natural setting can fill jars with roses and white stock flowers and arrange the centerpieces in small groups on tables.
For a rustic venue, a bride may opt for mismatching centerpieces featuring a variety of glass vessels and arrangements of cotton blooms, lavender, carnations and eucalyptus leaves. Gold-painted pomegranates complement these centerpieces well.