Trialed my centerpieces and I'm in love!

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Etbeo:  I think you did a good job.

I’m not a fan of spray painted flowers. i would rather just buy them in the color I want.

As for making the flowers last longer, they should easily last for 5-7 days or longer, the same as any floral arrangement.

Did you buy the oasis (green floral foam) in a plastic ring for your arrangement? The foam needs to be well soaked with water before you do the arrangement.

After that it’s more a matter of proper prep and cutting of the flowers.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Etbeo:  If you don’t have the foam in a container, you ill have water leaking all over the table.

I suggest you get the floral foam in a ring holder to place around the lantern.

Post # 5
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Worker bee

I have no suggestions, but I think you did an awesome job.  That’s really pretty.  

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I think they look really pretty! I was thinking of diying a similar arrangement but didn’t understand how the flowers stay fresh. Now I know they just need the foam soaked in water!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

Etbeo:  I think they are beautiful!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Etbeo:  Really really pretty, but I agree with julies1949 about the spray painted flowers. I think you have a gorgeous look going, and the spray painted flowers really ruins the look, in my opinion. Might as well be fake flowers if you are going to spray paint them a color that doesn’t occur in nature. 

ETA: Wanted to add more of a compliment, they really are beautiful and you have done a great job. I don’t want to sound too harsh, it’s really a beautiful centerpiece. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  edepp2010.
Post # 10
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Bumble bee

You should definitely use the floral rings above.  Also, white carnations will change color if you put the stems in colored water.  It takes a few days though.  I don’t mind the spray painted flowers because you didn’t overpaint them. Overall, I really like the look.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Really pretty! But i also feel like something is not proportioned right. Wood slice too small, lantern too large? I cant pinpoint it and maybe the picture is deceiving. I would also like a brown lantern over black, thats just me though.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Etbeo:  It’s gorgeous! I love the softness of the colour of the flowers.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

The overall effect is great! The foam rings with plastic reservoir will keep things moist and contained. The spray paint on the flowers kind of makes them look like fabric/silk faux flowers. If you can’t find roses or carnations that aren’t too brightly colored, you could consider stock or lisianthus…they are inexpensive and are available in lots of shades.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I really like this centerpiece and I don’t see anything wrong with the spray painting. Where did you get your lanters? I’m wanting to do something similar, but all the lanters that I find are way too expensive!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

Wow, looks great!

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