Post # 1
Has anyone ever seen these used as the ‘toss’ in place of confetti/rice/bubbles?
We visited my FFIL this past weekend and his century+ old maples were dropping seed pods like crazy! And I could not help but think that they looked absolutely gorgeous spinning down to the ground.
I realize that there could be venue restrictions, and that it might not look the same if people were throwing them rather than the pods just ‘falling.’ I’m not even sure I would do it, but I couldn’t help but think it would be neat to incorporate into a woodsy wedding or some such.
Anyone done this/seen it done before?
If you have no idea what I am talking about, here’s a reference
Post # 3
Never seen it but it’s a potentially great idea. Can you do a trial run? They probably need to be tossed earlier than other things since they take awhile to fall back down.
Post # 4
Great minds think alike!
I actually scooped up a bag of pods to take home just to trial it! Obviously, not as many as one would need to accomodate guests, but enough to play with, which I will probably do a bit later. 🙂
Post # 5
So in the trial run (for those interested), the single sided seed pods(keys) fell faster and in tighter spirals than the typical doubled “copters.”
Overall, air time was between 5-7seconds. Which is not that bad. Things to consider is the height of those throwing, and the arc/angle they are thrown on.They definitely hover longer when “dropped” from a height of more than 5 feet.
There was an online “store” that you could buy them from (30 for $6.99) but I seem to have lost the link!
Post # 6
What an awesome idea!! We used to open them up & stick em on our noses like Pinnochio! I still can’t use it because our church doesn’t allow us to throw anything ;( but still… I LOVE this idea!
Post # 7
anyone know where you can buy these maple pods online?
this is where i first saw it done…scroll down to about halfway in this wedding. there’s a maple pod scene.
Kristina & Caleb
Post # 8
What I neat idea! I never thought of using those. But I’d be worried about storing them… wouldn’t all their little wings rip off easily?
I’m such a worrier… lol… obviously the people in the picture made it work, so it can be done!
Post # 9
I wish we could have done that :/ super cute idea. On my sons report card day last year I collected about 100 off the ground and tossed them up when he got off the bus.. It was so pretty and he loved it. He always tries to get good grades now so I’ll toss them again and again. 🙂
Post # 10
I remember these from my childhood but I can’t remember what the memory is from. I remember throwing them and loving the way they fell. Great idea
Post # 11
anyone able to find a source?