(Closed) DIY ideas HELP!!!!!

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think you’re on the right track, but you can easily make a few adjustments to give it more oomph. How about if you put the glass candlestick/holder thing on a pretty vintage plate (maybe one with green and pink designs) and then scattered the votives around the plate so they aren’t directly under the flowers? How about if you added some pink roses or peonies to the flower arrangement?

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Is that a vase or a candlestick that you are using for the hydrangea. Hydrangea are notorious for wilting if they do not have the ends treated and have adequate water. If the only water they have is in a candlestick they may not even make it to the start of the reception.

There is another plant – a snowball viburnum that has a similar look and lasts much longer.

Whichever plant you use you could add the pink in the glassware. Have you already purchased the candlestick/vases and the votive holders? If not they could be pink.

Or, you could dangle a few strings of small scale pink crystals. Use a U pin and poke it into the hydrangea head.

If you haven’t already purchased them, those votive holders might be a bit chunky for the look you are going for. Use only 3 or 5 votives- odd numbers are more aesthetically pleasing, and pull them away from the centerpiece.

If you want to add roses, I suggest tiny sweetheart roses and insert them into the hydrangea head so they do not protrude. I couldn’t find a pic as an example but this centerpiece with hydrangeas and peonies show how all the flowers are inserted to the same depth so you maintain the round shape of the hydrangea.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@KelannaDC:  Wow! You  did a great job. I didn’t even realize that was a pomander. I thought it was a single head of hydrangea.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

IKEA tip- depending on what shape youre looking for for vases….look at their waterglasses…SO MUCH CHEAPER 🙂 The shorter “vases” are actually beer glasses that I got for 1.00 each! and my votive holders are also little waterglasses/large shot glasses?? .75 each!

 

 

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@KelannaDC:  I wasn’t suggesting you use peonies. They are a large expensive flower. If you are DIY’ing, I suggest you stick to somehting simple. It can take many hours to craft floral centerpieces.

You have lots of time before  your wedding so play around with flowers for several months till you get what you like . You will have a side benefit of fresh flowers in your home .

 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@KelannaDC:  Genious right!!! However I cannot take responsibility for it, I got the idea from MsLemon’s post from her centrepieces a couple of years ago 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@KelannaDC:  

If you dont want the centerpiece to be in the way and wish for the candles to be further away from the flowers, take another glass candle holder and set it on top upside down or something of the other piece. Its hard to explain but this would make it taller so people could just talk under it and it wont be in their way, it will offer you some more distance and keep your flowers from wilting hopefully and also having high centerpieces makes a very dramatic statment. you could also hang some pink rhinestones or something flashy down the sides of the flowers. I think i covered all of your issues or at least gave you some ideas. 

Here is an idea.

Post # 14
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Newbee

my love

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@KelannaDC: Okay… ur flowers are lovely, just added this pick to show u the wee crystal sprigs u maybe thinking of for adding some bling, if u look closely u can see them poking out! also another idea, though im not sure how it wud work for you, depends on the vase… im having willow branches.. very tall with tea lights hanging from them, if u had tea lights above the flowers below it may help reduce the wilt of flowers as heat travels up…. dont know if this would work for you , but u may be able to play around with the idea to make it ur own! gud luck!

  

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My hydrangeas from Potomac turned out pretty white (and pretty cheap!).  Here’s how they were named on the website:  Hydrangea White Select – (HYDW)

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