Inspiration for Display Buckets and Sparkler Centerpieces2021-03-01T07:41:52-06:00

Inspiration for Display Buckets and Sparkler Centerpieces

Displaying and distributing your sparklers can be just as important and challenging as how you plan to use them. Fortunately, you can easily flaunt them in chalkboard display buckets or in your centerpieces. However, putting them together isn’t exactly the same as doing it with candy or flowers. So, I’ve decided to share a few images to help you get creative. Below, you will find some pictures to provide inspiration for display buckets and sparkler centerpieces.

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Photo Gallery for Display Bucket and Sparkler Centerpiece Inspiration

Image of a Sparkler Centerpiece Sitting in the Grass

Sparkler Centerpiece Sitting in the Grass

Centerpieces are typically seen at the center of reception tables, but there’s nothing that says they can’t be moved! This image shows a simple vase centerpiece with lit sparklers sitting in the grass. So much fun in the spring!

Image of Sparkler Tags in a Display Bucket

Sparklers in a Bucket Adorned with Decorative Tags

Another simple and elegant way to display your items is in one of our stylish galvanized buckets for wedding sparklers. They make a great receptacle for rustic or country weddings, and the tags add a nice customized touch.

Image of an Elegant Centerpiece with Wooden Signs and Sparklers

Elegant Centerpiece with Wooden Signs and Sparklers

This image depicts an elegant centerpiece that is appropriate for even formal affairs. Note the stone vessel, glittery dowel rods, and small wooden signs that were carved using a CNC machine. Simply a perfect presentation!

Image of a Sparkler Centerpiece for a Graduation Party

Sparkler Centerpiece for a Graduation Party

There are many other occasions that can benefit from adding our items into the decorations. This image offers a great example of how to blend them into a graduation centerpiece. Every celebration can benefit from sparklers!

Image of a Simple Standalone Sparkler Centerpiece

Simple Standalone Sparkler Centerpiece

Of course, not every wedding requires an elaborate display technique. In fact, many couples prefer minimalism to save time and money. Here is a pic of a simple standalone sparkler centerpiece for inspiration.

Image of a Ceramic Centerpiece with Sparklers for Weddings Inside

Ceramic Centerpiece with Sparklers for Weddings Inside

Here is another simple design that can fit into any theme. All you need is a simple ceramic cup or dish in the color of your choice. Personally, I like to put pebbles in the base to add weight. It’s a simple and beautiful presentation!

Image of a Couple Using Sparklers for Centerpieces Shaped Like Cameras

Using Sparklers for Centerpieces Shaped Like Cameras

Some wedding themes require much more detail and aesthetic “wow” factor than others. For instance, look at this picture of a couple using sparklers for centerpieces shaped like cameras. This little touch made a big impact!

Image of a Bride Holding a Small Vase Full of Sparklers

A Bride Holding a Small Vase Full of Sparklers

Usually, I wouldn’t sensationalize the idea of someone holding a centerpiece with sparklers already lit. However, I made an exception because this concept looks very safe. Additionally, the photo is amazing!

Image of an 11” Chalkboard Sparkler Display Bucket

Empty Chalkboard Display Bucket: Imagine Your Design

Lastly, I wanted to leave you with one final piece of inspiration for display buckets and sparkler centerpieces. This empty bucket symbolizes that any design is possible if you use your imagination and creativity!


Tips for Creating the Perfect Sparkler Centerpieces

Creating your centerpieces can be a very fun activity to complete with your bridal party. However, there are several factors to consider when creating your design. Here are some tips to help you create decorations that match your wedding theme.

Start by Choosing a Sparkler Size

Determining what size sparklers you want to use will be the backbone of your entire design. Every other aspect is dependent on this choice, so it needs to be the top priority. For instance, if you choose the 10 or 20 inch variety, it opens up the most possibilities. However, if you want really long sparklers that are 36 inches tall, there are fewer ways to display them. Typically, I suggest going with shorter versions for sparkler centerpieces for this very reason. However, you can make it work no matter what length you choose; but without knowing you can’t move onto the next phase of design.

Choosing a Vessel

The next phase of your design process should be choosing the vessel that will contain your centerpiece. Typically, couples choose from classic items like vases, metal buckets, and even Mason jars. This will lay the groundwork for the rest of your design, so it’s important that you give it some thought and get it right. Remember, the length of sparklers that you choose should help determine how tall and wide the vessel needs to be. Additionally, if you are sticking with an over-arching theme, consider something that fits into that mentality. Also, don’t forget that you’ll need some decorative gravel or glass beads to add weight to the bottom of your chalices. Once you’ve made your decision, you can begin crafting the rest of the look.

Add in a Few Extras

Of course, adding a few embellishments to the mix is crucial for a stunning layout. Items like flowers, baby’s breath, or even tinsel can take the visual effect to new heights. Moreover, you’ll need decorative gravel or glass beads to help keep everything in place. However, adding a few other decorative items to the mix will make the entire presentation better.

Beautifying the Sparklers

Additionally, there are several simple ways to improve the overall look of the sparklers contained in your centerpieces. One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to accomplish this is by adding sparkler tags to each one. There are several free templates out there, or you can buy them premade on our website. Optionally, you can go with something more generic like tying ribbons on each stick for a similar effect. Lastly, if you are extremely bold, you can spray paint them to match your wedding colors. By spending a little time sprucing things up, your entire design will benefit greatly.

Decorating the Surrounding Area

Placing a centerpiece on each table is a great start to your overall decorating plans, but you need to consider the area surrounding them as well. Typically, people will spread a variety of candy options around them as a nice little treat for their guests. However, you can also add some confetti or strips of ribbon to enhance the design further. Moreover, items like seed packets and balloons can be a great wedding favor to add to the mix. No matter what you choose, just remember that the entire table is important; not just the main attraction.

Prepare them in Advance

Advanced preparation is what will make or break your stress levels on the big day. Overall, it’s always good to prepare as many things ahead of time as possible; and your sparkler centerpieces are not an exception. My advice is to assemble them in advance and do a “dry run” at home with the decorations you plan to use around them. Then, you can place them in a box, set them on each table, and spread your table decorations out around them. Ideally, if you have everything ready to go, things will go quickly at your venue.

Let the Season Guide You

Depending on which season your event date is planned, your design should follow that theme. Embracing the season can serve as a roadmap for your creation. Here are a few tips inspire you for each one.


Spring is widely considered the start of wedding season, and it’s also one of the most popular times to have your celebration. To embrace the season, I suggest adding some colorful flowers to your sparkler centerpieces. Bright yellows, greens, and blues will take the beauty of spring and bring it to your reception tables. Additionally, adding some seed packets to around your vases will give your guests a fun item to enjoy once they are home!


Summer offers a great opportunity to make a statement with your decorations. Themed weddings are very popular during the summer months, so try to incorporate your theme into your design. For instance, if you are having a beach ceremony, consider using seashells as the weigh down the base of each receptacle. Additionally, choose vases that are wavy and blue to simulate water. Obviously, not everyone is going to plan a beach wedding; but the same principal applies to any theme.


Fall offers some of the most beautiful natural beauty out of any season for a wedding. The weather is usually perfect, and the changing colors can add a dramatic effect without any time or money investment. Additionally, you can bring this beauty straight into your reception hall by decorating with dried leaves and pine cones. In fact, one of the coolest sparkler centerpieces I’ve ever seen was just some large pine cones with the metal wire handles stuck into them. When you incorporate nature into your design, everybody wins.


Winter may not be the most popular time of year to say your vows, but I personally feel it’s drastically underrated. Though the weather is often times unfriendly, there are plenty of ways to warm up your celebration through decorations. Instead of flowers, consider adding some pine branches into your display buckets or vases. Additionally, candles make an excellent add-on for the surrounding areas. Not only will they provide ambiance, they will also add a little extra warmth for your guests.


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