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How to make beautiful wedding centrepieces with glitter and glue

Aisling Howley Wedding centrepieces

Wedding centrepieces

When it comes to wedding centrepieces, it's amazing what you can do with a bit of PVA glue and some glitter! 

For my own wedding, the colour theme was pink and gold. I made my centrepieces from glass jars half covered in glitter, and filled them with flowers I ordered in Dublin’s flower market (see picture above). In this post I'm going to show you how you can make some for your wedding.

What you need

To make these wedding centrepieces, you will need:

  • Glitter
  • PVA glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Masking tape
  • Hair spray


  1. Using masking tape, tape a ring around the middle of the jar where you would like the glitter to stop.
  2. With a paint brush, paint the bottom half of the jar with PVA glue.
  3. Cover in glitter (use a shoebox lid to stop glitter going everywhere) and leave to dry for at least 6hrs.
  4. When the first coat is dry, you will need add a second coat of glitter and glue.
  5. When the second coat is dry, peel back the masking tape. This will leave you with a clean line of glitter.
  6. I read on Pinterest to paint a coat of Modge Podge over the glitter to fix it and stop it shedding. I tried this and found it made the glitter dull. So I used hair spray instead to fix the glitter. It will shed a little but that’s OK - your wedding centre pieces will still be nice and sparkly.

This technique works well with so many different things; pine cones, dried flowers, clothes pegs, card numbers or letters (see images below).

What are you going to cover in glitter and glue?

On-the-day stationery from Little Paper Mill

Did you know that in addition to providing wedding invitations, we can help with your on-the-day wedding stationery requirements too?

We can also provide a wide range of on-the-day stationery, including

  • ceremony booklets
  • place cards
  • seating charts
  • menu cards
  • table numbers.

These are all designed to match your wedding theme or style perfectly.

Just contact us for more information about on-the-day stationery.

More examples of glitter and glue being used on wedding centrepieces


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