- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
This is a mockup of our centerpiece. The only difference is that it will be on tables with an ivory overlay and the roses will be autumn colors. We will have varrying heights of vases on each table, too. The difficulty level is about a 6 out of 10.
Steps for submerged roses:
1. Take off all thorns and leaves from roses.
2. I put 2-3 roses of varrying heights together. I held them together by putting a small sewing pin through their stems…if you get the right length, nothing will show. This prevents the roses from falling apart and against the sides of the vase.
3. Put a washer around the very bottom of one of the stems. Hold in place by putting a pin through the stem just below the washer. This will help weigh down the roses. (they float).
4. Put roses in vase.
5. Very carefully, fill vase with about 2 inches of rocks, pebbles, or whatever you wish. Making sure not to get rocks in the rose heads. You want the rocks to completely cover the washer. This holds down the roses.
6. Carefully, fill vase with water. You can use a funnel to bypass the rose heads. Note: if you use tap water, small bubbles will form on the roses. I think it looks pretty, but you may not desire it. To avoid this, use distilled water.
7. Carefully, put floating candle on top. Tip: you don’t want to drop the candle in the water or the wick will get wet, making it hard to lite. I used a clip to hold the wick and gently put into the water.
I think the rest is pretty self-explanatory… Put vase on mirror. Put more candles around it…