we had either a vase of roses, hydrangeas, or carnations on each table
I love the candle holders how for them
I wonder if you are doing white and pink colors, could you do white flowers and grapefruit to tie in the pink? love the lime but it doesnt go with my colors
I've been discussing this centrepiece to DEATH with everyone, including florists, and they all say the same thing: too much work, too expensive, too problematic. The citrus kills the flowers, fruit has to be cut the night before, centrepieces need to be assembled the day of, it's expensive if you use a double-vase so the flowers don't die, etc. etc. etc.
So, my question: what did you do to cut down on costs, time, etc. and how did your flowers fare?
So cute & different!
Just a thought. Use a small bud vase for the flowers, center it in the block vase and secure with a little hot glue...let dry. You can then build the citrus, etc. around the bud vase. That way the flowers are preserved and you will still have the centerpiece of your dreams.
Also, if you are near a dollar tree, this will be cost effective. They have a website where those two vases are sold in lots of 12...dollar tree.com
Lemon/Limes run and average of 4-8 for $1 and carnations are an average of $8/10 a dozen.
Hope this info is useful...congratulations.
We are using regular glass tea glasses for the inner vases. I found a set of 12 for $7.99 at TJ Maxx. When we are done with them we can use them in the kitchen.
You actually dont need two vases. You can just buy floral foam, cut it smaller than the inside of the vase, wet the floral foam, put the floral foam in a plastic bag ($1 store zip lock bags work), trim off the excess bag and place in the center of the vase, put the fruit in the space between the floral foam and vase wall, now stick in your flowers and you are ready to go!
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