DIY weddings: Wonderful Winter Centrepieces

DIY weddings: Wonderful Winter Centrepieces

Add some cute, customised centrepieces to your winter wedding tables for next to nothing. By painting the pot and choosing different foliage, you can create a different look for each table.

Wonderful Winter Centrepieces

Difficulty: Medium / Time: 1.5hrs per item / Cost: £2 per item

What you’ll need:

  • Small terracotta pots
  • Fir cones
  • Foliage
  • Scissors
  • Blu tack
  • Paint
  • Glitter (optional)


Paint up your little terracotta pots in any colour you like. Acrylic paint works well and gives a good coverage – I recommend two coats. You can just paint around the tops, or paint inside as well for an added splash of colour.

Next, it’s time to go outside foraging for fir cones and bright green foliage such as holly or ivy. Take a few cuttings and pop them in some water until you’re ready to use them. When you’re ready, remove the lower leaves with the scissors.


Adding some dried reeds will add some height to the centrepieces. You can pick up already painted ones from the supermarket or you can paint them and add some glitter yourself. I managed to pick up some gold glittery reeds for a reduced price after Christmas.

Paint the tips of your fir cones with the colours to compliment your wedding look. Next, add a large clump of blu tack to the bottom of the pot. Spend some time arranging first the reeds, then the foliage by pressing them into the blu tack. And lastly add the fir cone into the pot. You can make any finishing arrangement touches at this stage, making sure your centrepieces are secure.

And that’s it – affordable and easy DIY wintery centrepieces for your big day.


Tip: If you don’t want to use fresh foliage for your centre pieces, faux wreaths are also dramatically reduced after Christmas.


Ask Claire… Our DIY wedding articles are written by the lovely and very talented, Claire. Claire is a graphic designer who created an array of beautiful handmade wedding decorations and props for her own wedding at Sopley Mill near Christchurch in 2015. If you fancy any of the items on our DIY weddings page but haven’t got time to make them yourself,  you can contact Claire by emailing and she can make them for you!