(Closed) Baby’s Breath Centerpieces – Help with Cost

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

This is an old thread, but I’ve been working on my flower plans and was considering baby’s breath, particularly the pretty tall ones like @thuyzer posted. I was planning to use cheap stair balusters, screw on a base, paint them, etc. I wanted them to be really large and full.

I added up all the supplies I’d need to buy and probably over-estimated the amount of baby’s breath I needed (but better than not having enough) and came up with a cost of about $40 each. That was spindle, bases, paint, oasis foam, screws, and baby’s breath.

I am going a different direction both because of cost but more because of transporting large arrangements like that (our wedding is 2 hours away) and concern about how long it would actually take in what I’m sure will be a busy few days anyway. But they sure are pretty!

Hope this helps.

Post # 17
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2015

thuyzer:  please help me!! I know this post is old I hope you see this. I’d like to do these for my son’s Christening. You’re the ONLY person I’ve found explaining in so much detail. 1. How do I stick the baby’s breath into the foam do I cut each off of the long stem and just build up??what type of baby’s breath did you use? A florist wants 75 a piece without the base and delivery charge etc. You did an amazing job so impressed . Please help me

Post # 18
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Wannabee

 

 

Courtnee:  How many baby’s breath stems did you use for each tall centerpiece?

Post # 19
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Wannabee

Courtnee:  Hi!  How many baby’s breath stems did you use for each tall centerpiece?

 

Post # 20
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Courtnee:  Hello, I love your centerpieces.  Where did you get the gold vases?

Post # 21
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2019

Courtnee :  did you spray paint these gold vases? I love them looking to do something similar 

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2019

weaver400 :  was reading an old post we are both looking for gold vases! What did you end up doing? I am thinking of spray painting or trying to lol 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

becca8790 :   becca8790 :  I bought dollar store vases and spray painted them (the only thing I would do differently would be to use the blue painters tape- not the green) total cost: $18   time: 30mins 

Aso- if you ladies are bulk ordering your BB see if you can suppliment a few bunches with another type of flower b/c BB actually doesn’t smell very good so in large bunches they can have a weird aroma (IMO) Good luck!

 

Post # 24
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

becca8790 :  If you reread her reply, you will see they made the gold”vases” which are not vases at all .

 

 

Just an easy FYI–our flowers are sitting on stair spindles we bought at Home Depot for $2 each.  My new husband cut 6 inches off each end, screwed a round base I bought cheap at Hobby Lobby to each end and we painted them gold.  I had 1 nail sticking up the top base that I shoved the floral foam on.  They weren’t top heavy but we had to be careful when moving them as the nail didn’t hold the floral foam on very well.

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2019

julies1949 :  yes! That’s why I also stated I was thinking of painting my own. By vase I should have put Eiffel Tower centerpieces. However I figured she would understand what I was referring to. 

Post # 26
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Bumble bee

COSTCO- get your babys breath from costco. 
I think I spent $300, they turned out amazing and I had a ton left over. My centerpieces could not have been fuller.

 

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