What’s even more beautiful than a vase full of gorgeous flowers for a wedding centerpiece? Gold and glitter! When you make a cascading hearts centerpiece the only thing you have to worry about is how much attention it will steal from the bride. The glittery hearts which rise high above the table will capture the audience from the moment they see it. It’ll look like a million bucks but cost just a few dollars.
It’s amazing how you can put just a few ordinary things together and create something spectacular. When you make the cascading heart centerpiece you’ll see that it’s simple, takes little time, and requires a very small investment. Start by purchasing a block of Styrofoam for the base of the centerpiece. The best shape for the Styrofoam block is long and not too wide. Purchase the piece to be the length you want for the centerpiece.
Paint the Styrofoam block with gold glitter paint – or any color you want. Just make sure that the paint you use is suitable for Styrofoam; some paints melt Styrofoam. Read the label or check with a clerk.
Purchase small-diameter dowel rods to assemble the cascading hearts. A lumber yard will cut them for free if you purchase the rods from them. If you buy them from a craft store you’ll find it easy to cut the dowel with a sharp knife. Use various sizes of the rods to create the perfect centerpiece. Cut some of them very long and others in shorter sizes. Spray paint all the dowels with the same gold glitter paint as you used for the base.
Push the dowels into the base, remove them, fill the holes with hot glue, then place the dowels back in the holes. The largest dowel should be in the center and the other dowels can be put wherever you want. Create one look by aligning the dowels in a straight line across the base. Create a different appearance by randomly pushing the sticks into the Styrofoam.
Purchase flat wooden heart shapes to finish the centerpiece. You’ll find the hearts at any craft store and they’re available in various sizes, from large to tiny. Purchase assorted sizes for the best centerpiece. Paint all the hearts with the glitter paint.
Glue the hearts onto the dowels randomly. Make sure that there’s a heart at the top of each dowel so that the ends of the dowels don’t show. You can place the larger hearts high on the dowels with the smaller hearts, here and there, down the length of the dowels, or you can mix large and small hearts together, down the length of the rods. If the centerpiece will be seen from the front and the back, glue another heart, on the backside, over each existing heart.
The cascading hearts centerpiece is breathtaking. Build it really high, using a thick piece of Styrofoam, or make a much smaller version for a less extravagant look. It’s absolutely breathtaking.