(Closed) Centerpieces – with Hair Gel?

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 16
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Ceremony: The Kraine Theatre, Reception: Midtown Loft & Terrace

I actually think it looks quite pretty, so if safety doesn’t end up being a concern, I say go for it!

Post # 17
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

The bubbles are little distracting…

Post # 18
7298 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I like the second photos with the jello. Very interesting!

Post # 19
32 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

They make some floral arranging gel, but I don’t know if it will give you the same texture you’re looking for.

You might also be interested in the clear water gel beads, they’re made for floral arrangements and are safe for tealight candles on top.

Post # 20
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had never heard of this idea – very innovative!  It’s a unique look but I’m not loving the bubbles, I agree that they take away from the flower.  If you’re looking for a clear filler I’m wondering why you don’t just use water, submearge the flower and float a candle… I realize that’s done a lot but it’s always a good option. 🙂  Also — I think you might be better off with the clear water beads — you can find those on sale alot too!!!

Post # 21
52 posts
Worker bee

I think it looks pretty. I would be worried about the hair gel drying out and getting crusty – make a small sample (in a shot glass?) and set it out and see how long it lasts.

As far as flammable, I would just go out to the driveway (somewhere cement, away from buildings, cars, people) put a small blob of the hair gel on the ground and light a match and try to set it on fire. You’ll find out how flammable it is…

Post # 23
3004 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

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@Lydeeyah08: I think it’s a good idea if it’s got less bubbles. I’m glad you made sure it’s not flamable. It’s creative! I never would have thought of something so creative.

Post # 24
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

That’s different. Cute though

Post # 25
3165 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i like it! if you’re planning on using silk flowers, you should come up with some sort of fodder for the bottom (those glass stone things they sell at wally world or something?) to stick them in.

Post # 26
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

the jello idea sounds alot better you would be surprised what people do at weddings with centerpeices after a few drinks, the last one i went to the little flower girl blew out a candle and was to close and her face got covered in hot wax , ouch …. jello is safe and im sure some people will poke fingers in to try it lol    get gelatine and mix it and it will be clear as thats what makes jello set anyway, love the idea very clever

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