Post # 1
I’ve been pretty confident in all my DIYprojects until now. I am making my centerpieces with tin buckets, silk flowers, candles and wine. I put everything together tonight and realized that I can see the foam in the bottom of the bucket and it’s reeeealy ugly. I want to over it up somehow, but I’m not sure what to put in there the candle also sits on some foam. I was going to use moss, but I’m worried it might catch on fire with the candle.
Sorry for the crappy photos and the craft junk in the background.) Any ideas what I can put in to cover up that ugly foam? Ice? Will moss be ok? flower petals? I have no freakin idea! Thanks all!
Post # 3
Is there any way you could put the candle in some sort of holder to prevent it from coming into contact with the moss? That was my first idea too… Otherwise is there something else you can put in the bucket to fill it out and place the candles on the outside? That candle looks awfully close to those branches so those may be a bit of a fire hazard as well.
I’m not sure if you have the budget for it but maybe check out Dollar General’s vases so that the candle can be enclosed in something. Their vases really are not bad at all.
Post # 4
Oh! If you can find a way to angle the candle away from the branches what about using pebbles? River rocks look pretty as well and it solves the flammable problem. : D
Post # 5
@FloretteLiz: River rocks might work. I already experimented with my fake flowers there and they aren’t flamable…they just kind of melt with no flame spreading. The candle is a 9×3 pillar. We are going to have battery operated tea lights on the table around the bucket. My budget wasn’t big enough for battery pillars though. I don’t think I’ll need much, the foam is on 1″ high.
Post # 6
I was thinking rocks but I don’t think moss would be high enough to be a fire hazard.