How to Make a
Wedding Candle Centerpiece with Flowers

Make a stunning wedding candle centerpiece in this easy to follow 10 steps tutorial. Candles make beautiful centerpieces to decorate the wedding reception. You'll make an eye catching centerpiece that lends a romantic ambience to any wedding location.

We have several diy wedding flowers and video tutorials here. As more and more brides are planning their own wedding, they are also searching the net to find detailed floral arranging instructions on how make your own flower arrangement. You've come to the right place!

wedding candle centerpieceWedding reception centerpieces can be expensive and it's important to stick to your agreed budget as best as you can when wedding planning or things could get out of hand.

The floral design instruction in this video, also shows you how to make a christmas flower centerpiece for a Christmas wedding. The same instructions apply on how to make floral arrangement using these simple steps.

Do it yourself Wedding Flowers

You can use your favourite flowers with these instructions as I did for my wedding.

I made my own wedding flower centerpiece with pink Tiger Lillies, fuchsia Tulips, white Lily of the Valley, lots of green foliage as fillers and a candle in the centre. It turned out perfect first go.

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If you also want to know how to make your own bouquet or how make a white orchard corage with 6 easy steps or how to make a large oval wedding flower centerpiece as a bridal table centerpiece, scroll to the bottom of the page for the other do it yourself links.

How to Make a Wedding
Table Centerpiece in 10 easy to follow steps.

Florist, Trish Haunton demonstrates how to create a Christmas centerpiece using blue pine, red roses and berried ivy.

Step 1: You will need

* a saucer with 16.5cm diameter
* half brick of damp oasis (floristry foam)
* scissors
* a knife
* oasis tape
* a tall candle
* stub wire
* ribbon
* lurex cord
* 12 sprigs of berried ivy
* 3 blue pine branches
* 9 small-medium fir cones
* 8 grand prix roses
* 9 small shiny apples
* 9 sticks of cinnamon.

Step 2: Oasis

Place the brick of oasis beside the saucer. Strap the oasis brick to the saucer using the oasis tape. Leave room for the candle by taping diagonally over the corners and around the bottom of the saucer. Remember the oasis tape sticks when wet. Place the candle in the middle of the oasis and pushing it down 4cm.

Step 3: Blue Pine

Begin decorating the oasis with 8 small branches of blue pine approximately 25cm long. Ensure the last 3cm of needles have been removed either by hand or scissors. Press the pine horizontally into the base of the oasis, parallel with the saucer. Place two branches on each side of the oasis block. Then placing the next layer of blue pine at 45 degree angle on both the sides and top of the oasis. Be careful not to place anything too close to the top of the candle. You wouldn't want it to catch fire! Use smaller sprigs of blue pine to cover the rest of the oasis

Step 4:

Place the berried ivy in between the blue pine. Ensure everything points toward a central point just beneath the candle allowing all the foliage to radiate out from the centrepiece. The larger sprigs should be at the bottom of the arrangement. Check for any gaps. Fill them in if necessary

Step 5: Wire

Using the stub wire wrap it around the middle of the cone and feed it through the teeth. Twist the wires together leaving two prongs. Once three have been wired bunch them together and twist all the wires to form one. Snip any wires longer than 10cm. Place the bunches of cones at even intervals on the centrepiece. Working in groups works best.

Step 6: Cinnamon

With the lurex cord, tie 30cm lengths of cinnamon into bundles of three. Feed the cord in between the sticks and around a couple of times to secure the bundle. Tie with a bow.

To wire the cinnamon bundles simply feed one piece of stub wire under the cord. Ensure it is the opposite side to the bow. Twist the wire three times leaving two prongs. Cut the wire to 8 cm lengths.

Place one cinnamon bundle with each group of cones. One above, one below and the third on an angle.

Step 7: Apples

Push the stub wire right through the fruit. Pull both ends of wire together and twist together 2 or 3 times. Again leaving two prongs to feed into the oasis. Ensure half of the apples show the bottom and the rest show the top. Place the apples in groups of three around the three bunches of cones. Repeat until all 9 apples are wired and placed..

Step 8: Roses

Using scissors cut the roses on an angle and split the stem vertically to approximately 20cm. Remove all the thorns and leaves too. Place in the groups of three beside each bunch of pine cones. Cut the roses shorter if they are going into the top of the oasis. The roses should sit slightly proud of the other items in the arrangement.

Step 9: Ribbon

Make a double loop with the ribbon bunching the bottom together between thumb and forefinger. Cut the ribbon and place a piece of stub wire behind the ends. Gently pull the wire down into a loop, pick up one end and twist it around the ribbon and the other wire. Place a double bow on either side of the centrepiece underneath and a third at the base of the candle

Step 10: Display

Place your Christmas centrepiece and ask the guest of honour to light the candle.

Your Done

The suggested materials used in the above project are for making a christmas flower centerpiece. The same floral design instruction applies if you want to make a wedding candle centerpiece for the wedding reception or the church wedding ceremony.

If you are venturesome, vary some of the techniques shown here and just replace the materials with your own unique objects and decorative items. You can use your favourite flowers, foliage, fillers, crystal stems and colourful or luxurious ribbons. It's your party, so your in charge!

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on How to Make Wedding Flowers with Floral Arranging Instructions

1. Make a Large Wedding Flower Centerpiece:

do it yourself wedding flowersA do it yourself wedding flowers tutorial on how to make an impressive reception table centerpiece, with arranging flower instructions.

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do it yourself wedding flowersHow to make your own bouquet with detailed bouquet instructions using ivory coloured Roses and blue green Eucalyptus leaves.

3. Make a Hand Tied Calla Lily Bouquet:

do it yourself wedding flowersFloral arranging instructions on making a Calla Lily bouquet with green Ivy, a classic bridal bouquet for the bride and bridesmaids.

4. How to Make a White Orchid Corsage:This simple

do it yourself wedding flowersOrchid corsage making video has 6 easy steps, just follow the corsage instructions. One of the easiest floral arrangements to make are corsages and boutonnieres.

5. How to Make a Wedding Candle Centerpiece:

do it yourself wedding flowersMake a stunning wedding candle centerpiece in this easy to follow 10 steps tutorial. You'll make an eye catching centerpiece that lends a romantic ambience to any wedding location.

6. Make a Pomander Flower Ball Centerpiece:

do it yourself wedding flowersYou will learn how to make a lovely pomander flower wedding table centerpiece with flower instructions in less than 20 minutes and in just 5 easy steps.

7. How to Arrange Flowers For a Small Vase:

do it yourself wedding flowersIn 6 easy steps you'll make a simple but classic wedding flower centerpiece, the perfect wedding table decoration suitable for any wedding.

8. How to Make a Boutonniere:

do it yourself wedding flowersMake your own wedding boutonnieres for the groom and the immediate wedding party. In this flower video you'll produce: a single flower boutonniere, a double flower boutonniere and a triple flower boutonniere.


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