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Mirror Centerpiece

Martha Stewart Weddings

When topped with shimmering votive candles, a mirror becomes a pool of reflective light that casts a glow onto the reception tables. For this centerpiece, we stacked a 14-inch-diameter mirror on foam boards to make a platform, then covered the edges with a wide ribbon and added a thinner ribbon for decoration, folding ribbon ends under and securing them with decorative-head pins. To decorate the vase, we wrapped a coordinating ribbon around the bottom and fastened it in place with double-sided tape; it's best to use a tall vase like this cylinder so the blooms won't get close to the flames even if they droop. Because the ribbon we chose was 1-inch wide, we combined our 1/4-inch-thick mirror with 1/2- and 1/4-inch-thick foam boards (cut to match the shape of the mirror with a utility knife) to create a 1-inch platform; once you've selected ribbon, you can use as many layers of foam board as you need to get the proper height. The ribbon we used for accent is 1/3-inch wide.

Comments (18)

  • Rebecca16985 8 Jun, 2010

    I did this at my wedding with some slight variations. I used the reception site's mirrors, so i didn't elevate them. I used only six votive candles per centerpiece and used vases of varying heights. Lastly, I put ribbon higher up on the vase to cover up where we bundled my flowers. The effect was beautiful and inexpensive!

  • willey2011 2 Apr, 2010

    Most reception halls have mirrors that they will let you use for free! Now just need votives.

  • willey2011 2 Apr, 2010

    Most reception halls have mirrors that they will let you use for free! Now just need votives.

  • cement98 26 Mar, 2010

    I love this centerpiece! I'm definitely going to try to replicate- thanks for all of the tips. Does anyone know how tall of a vase they used or recommend using? thanks!

  • cement98 26 Mar, 2010

    I love this centerpiece! I'm definitely going to try to replicate- thanks for all of the tips. Does anyone know how tall of a vase they used or recommend using? thanks!

  • mweissman 17 Dec, 2009

    Save on Crafts has affordable round and square mirrors

  • brezee 13 Dec, 2009

    hello, does anyone knoW WHERE I can find a 13 inch round styrafoam? i have been to the Michaels and they don't have the right size... Thanks

  • Kelly48 28 Oct, 2009

    any suggestions on where to buy the mirrors?

  • NancyBeard 1 Mar, 2009

    Can a use this for the head table and make smaller ones for the other tables? Also what about square mirrors instead of round?

  • daiseyflower 6 Feb, 2009

    Can I place a large candle in the middle instead of a vase of flowers?

  • mommylilangels 2 Feb, 2009

    I also would like to know what the cylinder size is? Thank you!

  • Ulbass 26 Jan, 2009

    what size vase would you reccomend using? Tell me if I'm woring, but this seems like a somewhat easy, and inexpensive centerpiece.

  • sarahlee0123 14 Jan, 2009

    Thanks angiet949!

  • angiet949 3 Jan, 2009

    Sarahlee- Foam board will end up costing more than it's worth. Go to your local crafts store and purchase large 1" deep sheets of styrofoam. That will do the trick.

  • sarahlee0123 3 Jan, 2009

    I am doing this for my reception but I need tips on where to find the foam, I found the mirrors for a good price though.

  • LOVELYBRIDE83 5 Nov, 2008

    I REALLY LOVE THE IDEA OF CANDLES ON MIRRORS BECAUSE IT WILL GIVE OFF A GREAT GLOW AND WARM LIGHTING

  • KateFord 8 Aug, 2008

    they look like ranunculus

  • becca130 1 Aug, 2008

    Can anyone tell me what the flowers in this centerpiece are? Thanks!