Post # 1
I need help!
I just finished my centerpiece mockup of some tissue paper pomanders that I hot-glued to the tops of different size vases (see below). I also want to use votives, but I am terrified that if one of the pomanders falls over, that it will burst into flames! They are fairly steady, but who knows what will happen once the booze starts flowing! Aside from putting the tea lights in votive holders to “protect” the flame a little more, which I do plan to do, does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do?
My ideas so far:
1) put something inside the vases to weigh them down more
2) use bigger vases (I kind of like the look of the skinny vase though)
3) Use the battery operated votives (more expensive, not my first choice either).
Has anyone ever witnessed a centerpiece disaster?
Post # 3
I would weigh the vases with clear glass crystals. Also, you should put the tealight in a votive holder for sure!
There is flameproofing spray … but it is meant for fabric:
Post # 4
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
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
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
Love it! very inventive!! I agree, try to weigh them down!
Post # 8
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
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
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
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
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!
Post # 13
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
- 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
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
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!