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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

How To Properly Submerge Flower Centerpieces

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Not all DIY decorations are as simple as one, two, three. As you may know from attempting something you pinned on Pinterest or shared on Facebook, your projects don’t usually turn out like that perfect image you were expecting. The most common decorations brides like to create on their own are centerpieces. If you’re looking for an inexpensive, yet elegant, look try submerging flowers in a vase. This sounds simple right? Don’t be fooled, some brides fail to realize the detailed direction that goes into pulling this off. Here are some tips to help you create your own submerged flower centerpieces.

Your first step is to go to a dollar store and purchase tall cylinder vases. Then find marbles or glass beads that can sit at the bottom of the vase creating a more elegant look. You may want to consider what flowers to use before purchasing a vase so you can find vases with a decent height. Great flowers for submerging in water are Roses, Orchids, Spider Mums, and Gerbera Daisies. You may have to trim the stem an inch or two so it is completely submerged.

The hardest part is getting the flower to stay in the vase after pouring water into it. If it isn’t sturdy the flower will quickly float to the top. A trick to getting the flower to stay in place is to use a fish weight (sinker). You can find sinkers almost anywhere from $2-$10 a bag depending on the quantity.


--> Use floral wire to tie the fish weights to the flower and hide the weight under the marbles. Once everything is placed where you want, gently pour the water to fill the vase. I would recommend putting most of the centerpieces together the night before, and only pour just enough water to keep the flower alive. Then, have your friend or wedding coordinator pour the rest of the water the morning of your big day. Adding floating candles to the top can help make this DIY project look more professional and add to your elegant feel. 


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