(Closed) Afraid my centerpieces will burst into flames…

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

first off, um wow! super envious of your talent bc those are great pomanders! As for your situation, thats a sticky one. I would vote to put something in the vases to give them some weight, i am sure that would make a big difference and that way you dont have to upgrade to the battery operated ones that you dont even like

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

before you finish them, pin/stick/tie some fishing line around it, and then fill up the bottom of the vase with some sort of filler. Tie the fishing line around a rock/stone and hide it in the filler. that should keep it on top and not messed with… hopefully!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

How about filling the vases with water? I just have this crazy idea that not only will the water weigh it down, that if they do tip over the water will put out the fire. Like a magic built in fire extinguisher. Okay im not really sure if this will work but its fun to think of.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Love it! very inventive!! I agree, try to weigh them down!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I also say try to weigh it down inside the vase and OMG those are beautiful! I’ve never seen a centerpiece like that 🙂  I highly recommend you get little glass holders for the candles, those are generally filled to the brim and when they are lit and melt you don’t want someone bumping the table and then spilling wax everywhere.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would do what everyone is telling you and weigh them down but also I would use a votive holder. 

Centerpieces look great though!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

What if you put the votives inside of a holder with a shade or lid?  I agree with weighing the vases down but protecting the flame would be double protection.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Maybe just space them out a bit more. Do a simulated tip of your vase and see how steady it is, maybe attach a wire to the pomander and put some crystal rocks over the wire

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree with the PP’s about the suggestions to help it.

While not at a Wedding, we did have a mishap at the “kids” table a few years ago at our Thanksgiving dinner when one of the actual children accidentally put their paper napkin on top of the candle that was on the table.  It caught fire and we all just sat there staring until one of the guys poured his sweet tea on it! Laughing

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Wow those look great!  I’d love to know how you made them, are they individual tissue poufs attached to styrofoam balls?  Tissue paper never looked so good! 🙂

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Gorgeous! I definitely agree with everyone who said you should weight the vases down with something – it would look great and ease your mind! 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

i love your centerpieces! theyre beautiful! i definitely agree with everyone about the glass stones. those suckers are heavy & will keep the vase weighed down. Also, walmart has some votive candles (candle & holder). It’s $6 for 12…in case you wanted to use those for your candles

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Lol… Im sorry, the title of this post made me laugh for some reason haha

I dont have any advice on the fire hazard but I think your centerpieces are amazing!

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