Transporting Tall DIY Centerpieces?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
42076 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@lastlastfirst: Wine or liquor boxes would work. You might want to add some weight around the bases of the vases to keep them from tipping over.

Or, you can make some DIY boxes.

Find some large cardboard boxes. Tape the top flaps of the box together.

Cut circles in the top of the box, the width of the vases at the height where the vases will sit in the box.

What you end up with is somehting similar to what florists and wholesalers use to transport plants.

Set the vases into the holes. The boxes will keep them stable and stop them from bangiing into each other. Make sure you place the holes far enough apart so the branches don’t get mixed together.


Post # 4
27 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014

Put them in wine boxes on the floor of the backseat? Perhaps take out the center (longwise) divider from the wine box and lean the vases slightly back into the back to gain some extra clearance — though that depends on how securely the crystals are attached.

Post # 5
1214 posts
Bumble bee

No help with your transportation delima, but I do want to say I love your work!  Good luck.

Post # 6
1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

If they can be transported standing up, then do so.  Get boxes or totes that are at least half as tall as the vases, put the vases in with the room needed in between not to scrunch the branches.  Stuff pastic bags/paper in between the glass inside the boxes and then use masking tape over the top of the box to make a tight grid around each vase so they don’t move or tip  (tape running north to south, and east to west so it forms squares with each vase inside the square). Drive slow and you should be fine.  This is how I transport large arrangements and the arrive peachy fine.


Very pretty!


Post # 7
28 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

@lastlastfirst:  OMG!!!!!!!!! These are fabulous!!! i have been looking all over for something like this. I have tall vases like yours. Please let me know where you got the branches from and just how many branched you used in each centerpiece. I would love to recreate this look.

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