Post # 1
I have been trying to figure out our centerpieces lately and I have been struggling with one of the options.
For our centerpieces we are using old tin cans, oil lamps and old metal lanterns for the main focus of the centerpiece. We will be putting flowers in the tin cans. Like this…
However, I am trying to figure out how I can incorporate flowers with the lamps and lanterns. Here is a picture of the oil lamps… (I am sorry for the HUGE picture…I can’t get my computer to resize it!)
And here is a picture of the lanterns with *fake* flowers underneath them….
However, I am not sure how to do this with real flowers. Do I just put a piece of floral foam under it? If I did that, how would I keep the table from getting wet?
Any other suggestions for incorporating flowers?
Post # 3
use shallow bowls or dishes for the flowers. Which kind of flowers are you going to use?
Post # 4
We are thinking of doing this bouquet from fiftyflowers.com or something similar.
So most likely it would be something very close looking to this.
Post # 5
Are you having tin cans of flowers on all the tables?
If there are tin cans of flowers on all the tables, I don’t think you need more flowers on the lamps or lanterns.
Or do you have three different centerpieces- tin cans, oil lamps and candle lanterns?
If they are three different centerpieces, you can get florist foam that comes in circles for a wreath base. The 21″ circle has an inside diameter of 15″. The 15″ circle has an inside diameter of 9″. You could set the lamp or lantern inside the wreath base.
Some of these come with a plastic base. For others would would need to use a plastic saucer underneath.
For the lanterns you could also just place the flowers in florist tubes and tuck them around the candle inside the lantern, atop the lantern, or hide the florist tubes in grapevine around the lantern.
Post # 6
We are varying between the 3.
I have never seen those floral foams before! Those could work really well!