Post # 1
Morning! Our wedding is science-chic themed and we will be using these glass erlenmyer flasks as our table number holders (wire in cork stopper; see below) and are trying to figure out what to fill them with, any suggestions? It needs to be dropped off 5 days ahead of time (can’t be alive or time sensitive – although I love the terrarium look) and I’m not a huge fan of the pebbles/glass beads. Thanks for the help!
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Post # 2
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
Could you spray paint coffee beans gold (or silver, or black, or one of your wedding colors) and fill the flasks with those? Or could you fill them with water and drop a colored glow stick in each one the morning of the wedding?
Post # 3
Mrs. Wallaby: Those are interesting ideas for sure! Unfortunately the spray painting is a little hard since we live in an apt complex and they probably wouldn’t take kindly to us painting the dead winter grass, lol.
I have toyed with the glow stick idea because I’m a 7 year old at heart and who doesn’t like things that glow? I have a feeling it might take away from the candlelight setting though (reception space below)
Post # 5
How about something crystalized? Might look science-y. Water softener salt (crystals, not pellet – very cheap)? Bath crystals (probably more expensive)?
Post # 4
Any other ideas out there?
Post # 9
Rock candy crystals might be neat looking, and I would think they would be okay sitting for a week in the jars – and comes in colors!
Post # 6
Jennlee: Hmmm, that might work…I see they come in huge bags at Home Depot too.
Post # 8
Acrylic rocks-I love these and I would get them in Amber color for the feel you are going for. Not sure how large the top of the flask is but you can put an amber submersible light that can be controlled by a remote and put the acrylic rocks over it so it will not show.
Post # 10
Katepants: I second the pp who suggested salt cyrstals. I think they would look lovely next to a couple of tealights or votives. Maybe rock salt? Or epsom salt? Something chunky and full of texture.
Post # 11
Katepants: What about small pearls or this fiber cotten-candy looking stuff:
Check out ‘Save on Crafts’ under their vases and case fillers. They have a few ideas and are reasonably priced.
Post # 12
antisocialite: Westwood: Miss Mauverick: jessie01: All great ideas, thanks!
I think with your suggestions I’m leaning towards either crystals, sequins, or the fiber filler. I’m going to have 10 of them so perhaps filling each with something heavy would be a PIA to bring to the venue by myself (they are 500ml each/could easily be a couple of lbs each if using sand).
Post # 13
miniature jingle bells
black eyed peas
Periodic Table of Elements jigsaw pieces
I think you can buy scrabble pieces with the Periodic Table of Elements or you could print off your own and cover normal scrabble tiles.
Post # 14
I like the idea of crystal candies!<br /><br />What about different colored water crystals or water beads. They come in different colors, they take a day or two to fully hydrate, and they actually last quite a while!<br />
Post # 15
Westwood: How were you able to get the sequins to stick to only the top and bottom of the bottle?