Last week I mentioned that I had the opportunity to do some crafting utilizing products from the David Tutera Bridal collection. Today I’ve got a really simple tutorial for you for taking one of these out-of-the-box products and personalizing it with a little bit of crochet to create a wedding table centerpiece for your DIY crochet wedding.
David Tutera Bridal LED Branch
The product that I used in this tutorial is the battery-operated LED Branch. It is used as a centerpiece for tables at events like weddings and can be easily personalized with crochet. Here’s how:
Step One: Choose a Vase
That part’s easy … you’re going to be placing the branch into a vase as a table centerpiece so choose your vase. I tried a few different ones that I had here and ended up with a tall fairly thin one.
Step Two: Hiding the Batteries with Yarn
This bridal branch lights up using a battery pack as you can see in the photo above. You’ll want to hide the battery pack inside the vase so it isn’t visible in the display. What better way to do this for a crochet centerpiece than to do it with yarn?
I used a bulky blue and purple yarn and filled the vase up about two thirds of the way to cover that battery pack and create the base of the centerpiece.
Step Three: Add Crochet Motifs to Branches
Now all that you need to do is take a set of crochet motifs and add them to the branches. In sticking with my purple and blue theme, I chose a set of blue and white motifs that I had lying around.
- Smaller motifs are better; somewhere between 1 and 2.5 inches in diameter is good for this size centerpiece
- I chose to just put one motif on each branch and actually to leave some branches empty of motifs; that’s because I like the minimal look but of course you should play with what you prefer!
- Any crochet motif pattern (or freeform) will work but I think flowers and frilly circles are ideal for many DIY wedding centerpieces like this one
You can see in this close-up that the openwork design of the motifs I chose allowed me to just slip the crochet piece over the branch. Super simple! If you used a closed design, you’ll have to tie the motifs onto the branches instead of slipping them over. Here’s what that looks like:
Make It Your Own: Some Additional Ideas
The thing that makes a great DIY wedding perfect is the fact that the bride uses her own creative ideas to make the wedding decorations. Here are some other ways that crochet could be used with this centerpiece idea:
Use a hyperbolic crochet piece instead of yarn to hide the battery pack in the display:
Fill the vase with gems (like the David Tutera Faceted Diamond Charms I used) and then add a crochet cozy around the base of the vase:
Add a doily or other decorative motif inside of the vase for a better pop of color:
The David Tutera Bridal Collection
There are many different products in this crafty wedding collection. There are other wedding lights, blowing bubbles, garlands of bling, ake rhinestones, bridal hairpieces, table settings and several other things. I have some other ideas for tutorials incorporating crochet with these items but I’d love to hear your ideas, too, in the comments below! How would you add crochet to existing craft products to personalize your wedding display?
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Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a sponsored campaign with Darice and The Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.