Post # 1
HI, I am having so much trouble deciding on a DIY centerpiece, I’ve bought 7.25″ cylinder vases, floating candles, mirrors, etc………and stil can’t decide as I am no that crafty and creative……… I did this today, but still not sure if its too tacky, what you think? My colors are apple green and guava! I jut thought I’d show you guys the picture although I know its just something I tried. I don’t want to go with flowers as I know it will be a bit expensive and we are on a budget. I was also thinking a submerged flower, but can’t figure out how to make the flower stay in place, it keeps coming up, i’ve tried hot glue and doesn’t work, I’ve heard about fishing weights, but not really sure where I can find. Any help or ideas would be appreciated!! thanks
Post # 3
I would say, try to stick as close as possible to things that can occur in nature. As far as I know, bamboo never bears flowers, so I’d nix that. There’s totally nothing wrong with using bamboo in your centerpeices though. They can be very elegant.
If you wanted to go the submurged flower route instead, you can keep the flower submerged by positioning the stem into rocks, crystals or sand, or topping the vase with a floating candle. Miss Tattoo posted some nice examples a few weeks back.
Post # 4
I don’t like this. Sorry. I don’t like the petals at the bottom. Plus where the flower is seems strange, since most people know that those are not growing out of a bamboo shoot. I think if you changed the position of the flower though it could work. Like this…
Post # 5
@MrsMcGyro: I’ve tried the stem of the flower in the gemstones I have, but when I poured the water it still ended up floating up :(oh well, thanks for the advice,will check the pics later!!
Post # 6
@vanyrose: I forgot to comment on the fishing weight thing. You can buy them anywhere, like walmart. They are small and can usually be clamped to the bottom of the flower stem and never be seen. It will keep them down 🙂
You can also buy plant weights at pet stores that sell fish. They have them for aquariums.
Post # 7
not sure how old this post was, dates are weird on my end. ;o) But I am doing something similiar to accent a mantle. I bought a little taller narrow vases (dollar tree). I am going to use the curly bamboo, but incorporate a long stem gerbera daisy. The one thing I found with chargers, they limit your space. I found that they ‘suffocated’ my centerpiece.
Post # 8
you can buy fishing weights at walmart, target, mejier, pretty much anywhere they sell the basics of fishing gear…they’re usually pretty cheap, a couple bucks for a bag of 5-10, depending on where you live. you can also buy fishing line, which you can tie or hotglue to the flower and then tie the weight to, so that it stays exactly where you want it. I think your mock up looks a little unfinnished, a little “dyi” if you will, but with some refining it could be very pretty. I really like the example mwitter80 provided. I think if you’re going to go bamboo, you need to go with fresh “real” flowers because it’s soooo easy to spot fake flowers with live bamboo. Go with a single bloom of something large, like hydrangea, to keep costs down.
Post # 9
Personally, I love it! I love the contrast of green and red.