(Closed) Does anyone know how to do this?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

It looks like you would take a large styrofoam ball and attach it to a candle stick, then stick the flowers into the styrofoam.  I’m not really familiar with flowers and greenery, those look like something similar to baby’s breath to me, but whatever they are I think it would work, as long as they will last without water (assuming they’re real).  If you can’t stick the stems into the styrofoam ball, use floral wire.  It’s the same method as making a paper pom, so this might help:

http://www.projectwedding.com/wedding-ideas/diy-tissue-pomanders

This shows the wire, and talks about the styrofoam ball.  It’s not going to be exact directions, because you’re not using paper.. but it might start you in the right direction..

Good luck!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Maybe sticking baby’s breath into a floral ball and setting that on the pedestal? I’m not sure how they would get it to be so large otherwise.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My best guess is turned wooden table legs (like this maybe? http://www.osbornewood.com/product/1020.cfm) with a wooden disk glued or screwed to one end, then stained a dark brown and sealed. For the floral I would use a round ball of floral foam (maybe about 4 inches?) and insert baby’s breath all over like for a pomander. Attatching the foam to the base – I think I would insert a spike of some kind into the top of the base, even just a big nail to stick the foam ball on. I hope it works out for you; looks like an interesting DIY.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Yep that is what I would say. a pice of floral styrofoam and A LOT of baby’s breath.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I can’t believe florists told you they didn’t know how to do this! Probably just being rude because they know they can’t charge you an arm and a leg for this and don’t want to be bothered. Its baby’s breath in a foam floral ball like afbacher said and placed on a pillar candlestick holder. Most of the candlestick holders have a spike where the candle goes that you could put the floral ball on. Just a quick browse around amazon for “wooden pillar candleholder” and I found a fairly similar style (a bit expensive though $98 for 3 in different sizes, but I didn’t look too hard) but you probably have time before April to find a good deal on something. If you’re willing to compromise on the bottom part, you can also get those foam topped topiaries at save-on-crafts.com and still do the baby’s breath part yourself. I love the idea though, it looks great in the pic. Good luck!

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Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@JerseyGirlLaur: Oh pretty candle sticks! I guess I thought “hmm…table legs?” since they seem to be about the right height for it, judging from the persepctive against the chairs and people sitting down.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

This is a beautiful look that you can DIY.

to your home building store or cabinet making shop and see what they have available in turne d wood pices. Get the staff to help you- tell them what you want to use it for. You will likely find something that can work for you.

Cut out circles of plywood and nail a spike through from the underside. Nail this circle on top of the turned wood piece with the spike up. Stain the whole thing the color you need.

Follow instructions above re using a circle of floral foam and baby’s breath. Make the floral part   the day before (you can use a hook to hang them from a wire or post or whatever is available)and put in place at the venue.

 

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

After I posted I suddenly realized why these looked familiar. They look exactly like the collection plate stands that were at the church I attended as a child. They stood at the back of each aisle and the ushers removed the plates to do the collection. There were 3 aisles and 6 stands so even if you found a church that had them there likely wouldn’t be enough.

I still think they would be easy DIY’s.

Pottery Barn has wooden floor pillar candleholders that would also likely be too costly but may give you further inspiration.

Turned Wood Floor Pillar Holder, Small, Espresso finish

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Baby’s breath has green stems so even if the floral foam does show(which it won’t if it is placed thickly) it won’t be obvious.

Baby’s breath is inexpensive-buy some and do a practice session.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012
Post # 14
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Worker bee

In order to get your baby’s breath into the foam ball your florist would create small bunches of the flowers, trim the ends even, insert into a Steelpix pick form and then clamp it together with the Steelpix machine.  I think it would be very labour-intensive and may be why you are getting resistance from the florist.  Here is a link to those picks…I have seen Martha do a wreath with a similar product years ago but her site is too cumbersome to find it.

http://www.michaelsfloralsupply.com/steelpix.html

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