Wedding Decor Inspiration: Antique Book Centerpieces

Antique Book Centerpieces

Everyone loves a great floral centerpiece, but there are many other creative ways to decorate your table top. While browsing on Pinterest, I came across this wonderful idea to incorporate books into centerpieces to create a vintage romantic look.  From table number holders to cute potted creations, antique books can add that special touch to your wedding decor. Best of all, you can DIY many of these book centerpieces yourself!

Beautiful Book Centerpieces You Can Create Yourself

Centerpiece book decor can be as simple as stacking a few pretty antique books together and topping off with a simple flower arrangement. Or if you’re a little craftier, you can fasten numbers to a book cover with screws for cute table number holders.

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I particularly love this idea of hollowing out a book to create this romantic look of flowers and succulents spilling out of the pages.

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Sweet and quirky, you can easily make these antique book pop-up table numbers  by carefully cutting out letters with a box cutter, but leaving the bottoms attached.

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And sometimes book centerpieces  can be as simple as stacking a few antique books together and tying them with a little burlap and lace. Source: Offbeat BrideHochzeitswahn De

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Book folding is a real art! Create 3 dimensional sculptures of shapes and letters by folding the individual pages of the book.

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  • Annabelle
    February 8, 2014

    Hey:). Congrats on ur wedding! And umm i know im being real selfish asking this but can you pls do a tutorial on how to make a good luck charm? I have been trying for weeks but i cant find any tutorials… Pls help! i really want to make 1 for my brother who is going for a veryveryvery important interview soon. ㅠ.ㅠ

    • Eileen
      February 8, 2014

      Hi Annabelle, I’m always open to new ideas for DIY’s! What kind of good luck charm are you looking for? Anything in particular? Let me know and I’ll try to think something up for you 🙂


      • Annabelle
        February 9, 2014

        Im looking for things like keychain. Hopefully one that does not require so much materials. If it is possible, maybe one out of suede. Im sry if im asking for too much… Thnx 😀

  • Sam - DIY Huntress
    February 8, 2014

    Love, love, love all of these! So cute! I’m so glad you shared! I’m helping a friend decorate for her wedding… I can’t wait to show her these! <3

    • Eileen
      February 10, 2014

      Thanks! How exciting! Making wedding decor is so fun. She’s a lucky friend 🙂

  • Robin Rue
    January 17, 2015

    I got married in Vegas, so I didn’t have a traditional wedding. I always like to see what other people choose as their wedding centerpieces.

  • Denise
    January 17, 2015

    I never thought about doing that for a center piece and I think it is an interesting to change a wedding. would love to learn more

  • Aisha Kristine Chong
    January 17, 2015

    Gosh. You know – I just love your style and I can’t wait till your wedding happens. It seems everything would be fabulous – even how the decorations and colors are done and mixed in! Lovely!

  • Kathy
    January 17, 2015

    Those are perfect. I wish I had this for my wedding. I was married before the time of Pinterest… sad face!

  • Notorious Spinks
    January 17, 2015

    All of these are cute. As a certified #bookwhore, I approve of this post. LOL! I’m going to share this with my friends. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Ashley
    January 18, 2015

    Love all of these! They are all so beautiful! I will be pinning this!

  • Echo (The Mad Mommy)
    January 18, 2015

    This is a BEAUTIFUL idea! It could also be customized in so many ways! I would love to see the couples’ favorite books used! So awesome!

  • Heather - MOHTH
    January 18, 2015

    These are so cute! I love things done with books as décor and mason jars!! I’ll be picking up a bunch at Michaels on Monday! 🙂

  • Chrysa Duran
    January 18, 2015

    I absolutely love these centerpieces! They are just perfect for book lovers.

  • Courtney
    January 18, 2015

    Omg how fabulous are these ideas!!?!! So very chic!!! Any table would look great using these 🙂

  • Michelle Hwee
    January 18, 2015

    These centerpieces are just so creative! I love it! I really love the vintage books, it really creates a great vibe for the decor. Thanks for sharing!:)

  • michele d
    January 18, 2015

    Love all of these ideas. They really make a table look beautiful!

  • Jennifer Juro
    January 18, 2015

    These are such cute ideas!! I love the books tied together with twine would also be a great way to give a gift!

  • Barbie Ritzman
    January 19, 2015

    I love these. Each time I scrolled down I saw a new favorite. So creative and gorgeous! Great work

  • Rebecca Swenor
    January 20, 2015

    This is an amazing idea indeed to use the antique books. They really can make gorgeous and unique wedding center piece. Thanks for sharing.

  • Chrissy Mazzocchi
    January 20, 2015

    Wow, these are absoluteley gorgeous! I love all of the ideas, classic.

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Wedding Decor Inspiration: Antique Book Centerpieces