Centerpiece help!

posted 6 years ago in Table décor
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are doing the same concept and are collecting fake real touch flowers from hobby lobby. We dont think anyone is going to analyze our centerpieces and under water you cant tell they are fake anyway :). We are using pink orchids and small white calli lillies from Hobby Lobby. 

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Hi there

I am making my own centrepieces too – for around about £4 per table (I’m English!!) and with some pieces from Ikea.

 

LOTS mirror squares: SMYCKA Art Bouquet: GLIMMA tealights : FENOMEN floating candles: KNASTER decorative stones: NEGLINGE candle holders: MJOD Beer Glass

 

I’m also going to place some scatter crystals on the mirrors, the flowers are artificial and also from Ikea.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I dont think you need to add anything else. Its beautiful, clean, perfect!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

mason jars will definitely work.  I think the flowers would need to be a little less formal.  Maybe chrysanthemums–they will look lovely under water and really fill the mason jar well.  They also have such a great and interesting texture.  I don’t think the sleek wooden box would be the best match with mason jars, but I’m sure you can find plenty of other options that will have the right style for your wedding and the mason jars.

As far as the sinking flowers, maybe just pick up a few different types of artificials and see which ones will sink.  I’m pretty sure silk flowers will absorb water and sink. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Oh, one more thing.  In the mason jar, I think it might look best if the floating candle sits below the top of the jar (the thick glass where the lid screws on). 

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

you could even just put a little bit of glue on the very bottom to hold them down.  I’ve also seen people use super thin floral wire to help keep the flowers submerged.  I love the clean lines and agree that it would look amazing in a mason jar. If you’re still using a base similar to the one in the picture, you can still add a thin stip of ribbon around it!

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I recommend that you paint the flowers with mod podge. This way the flowers wont create bubbles all around. Give it a test run and you will understand what I am talking about 😀 Hope it helps and it will look great with mason jars 

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are doing the same thing and I got some fake flower tops at the dollar tree in a grab bag. It was the ultimate score for us. I didn’t think about putting the candle on top as well we were going to alternate. Where did you find the floating candles for a good price? 

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