- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
So… I’ve fallen in love with the pedestal bowl in this photos (and the flower arrangements!)
I think that the color and style of the pedestal bowl really makes this arrangement pop. The search, though, for at least 10 of this kind of bowl makes me really nervous. It would take tons of time, would add at least $15 to the cost of each table arrangement, and the idea of putting a little note saying “please don’t take the pedestal bowl along with the flowers when you leave” feels strange to me (so that we would be able to resell the bowls after the wedding and be able to recoup some of the cost).
So…. my crafty self has come up with an alternative, and I’d like to know what you bees think!
I thought I could a.) purchase some kind of pretty candlestick for relatively inexpensively (the dollar tree online has some that would do, though they’re not nearly as delicate and pretty as the pedestal in the photo) as well as glass bowls, b.) paint them with aqua/turquoise glass paint and c.) spray over that with frosted glass spray paint, d.) adhere the candlesticks to the bottom of the bowl with silicone, and e.) voila! Pretty frosted aqua glass pedestal bowls that should cost around $5-7 each….
Ideally I would find something a little more delicate than this (for hopefully a good price!!)… But this could work in a pinch. These are $1 each from the dollar store.
And a bowl like this:
Which I cannot get… they are just $2 each, but only come in bulk sales of 144 for restaurant use….
Or like these from the dollar store:
I know that they won’t turn out *exactly* as lovely as vintage aqua frosted glass pedestal/compote bowls, but I think when they have gorgeous flowers in them like the ones pictured above, it won’t really matter one bit.
Thoughts? If anyone has any input/ideas/alternative options/killer deals on pretty delicate glass candlesticks, please let me know! Support is also appreciated. 😉
Here are some examples of people who have painted glass using various methods:
And frosted glass spraypaint: