Next centerpiece up is the cylinder vase centerpiece.
This is my inspiration. My original idea was three cylinder vases, all different heights, each with decorative rocks, water and a feather inside them and topped off with a floating candle. However, feathers in water does not look as cool as it sounds. I thought it would magnify the colors, but it just made them look brown. :( So my new plan is to do clear rocks in the bottom, water, floating candle with feathers and willow branches around the base.
Cylinder vases I have seen priced anywhere from $3 - $5 each, but when you need 3 of them for each table, that is $9 - $15 per table, just on vases. Over the weekend I was stalking eBay for cylinder vases and low and behold, I hit the jackpot! A newlywed was selling 26 vases from Crate and Barrel for only $50!! They are all varying heights, and I will only be one short of nine centerpieces, which I am not worried about. Shipping was $17, so that breaks down to $2.58/vase or $7.74/table. Score!
Just an FYI, this find pretty much made my weekend. J I'm kind of sad that all my beautiful vases have to be stored away for the next year, out of reach from our animals.