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August 11, 2016

DIY Rustic Wedding Centerpiece Boxes

I am so excited to finally be able to share the DIY Wedding Decor from our daughter's wedding.  I'll be sharing action shots from both venues later in the month. Today I'm sharing the fabulous, if I do say so myself, Rustic Wedding Centerpiece Boxes we made for each table. 

DIY Rustic Wedding Centerpiece Boxes

DIY Rustic Wedding Centerpiece Boxes

My inspiration came from Pinterest and being that we were on a tight budget, we decided to build our own. If you press the link to the original source of our inspiration, they offer custom boxes for sale.

We made ours from pine fence boards and gave the wood an aged appearance with a wash of Dark Walnut Stain.

Pine fence boards cut and stained to make Rustic Wedding Centerpieces

They are 5 1/2-inches square and assembled without any fancy joint cuts with a brad nailer. The operative word here is Rustic.

Assembled wooden rustic wedding centerpiece boxes

In PicMonkey I created a graphic with a heart and the couple's initials. I printed them in reverse (mirror image) onto glossy paper using an Inkjet printer. With the back of a spoon, I rubbed the graphic onto the front and back of each box, giving them the appearance of someone etching a love heart into a tree.

Love Heart graphic transferred onto DIY Wooden Wedding Centerpiece Boxes

The original plan was to either burn the graphic using a woodburning tool or etch it into the wood. After the first attempt, I decided heck no was that happening - who has time for that two weeks before the wedding! Especially when you're making multiples.

Wooden DIY Rustic Wedding Centerpiece Boxes

After a trip to Michaels, a silk flower supplier, and Dollarama to find all the embellishments, it was time to get to work. The wedding flowers were white roses, purple and blue hydrangeas, and lavender with a peacock feather.  The predominant wedding fabrics were burlap, white tulle and lace.

Silk florals and DIY Wooden Boxes for Wedding Centerpieces

I was thrilled when we scored the silver table number holders for a whopping $5.00 a package of 10! Instead of using the table number cards that came with the holders (as pictured), I made custom table numbers with a photo of the bride and groom at the corresponding age of the table number. I'll share those another time.

DIY Wooden  Boxes filled with silk florals and burlap ribbon for Wedding Table Centerpieces

We also made whitewashed wooden trivets for each table for the boxes to sit on along with mini mason jars filled with river rocks and a battery operated tealight. I'll be sharing those another time too.

I'm not going to lie, making these from start to finish was a heck of a lot of work that took several days to complete. But the impact was stunning and I'm proud that we were able to create unique statement pieces for each table on a very tight budget!

In case you missed it, here are links to the DIY Rustic Wedding Card Box, DIY Rustic 4-Tiered Cake Stand, and DIY Wedding Centerpiece Trivets and Bride & Groom Flower Pots.

So what would be your preference, DIY these boxes or buy them custom made?

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