Post # 1
I have been waiting impatiently for my log vases for almost 4 months. I got them, and ran to the store to buy more cheapy grocery store flowers.
This is one of 3 vases that I will be using for the centerpieces. We will be dining at a very large long table. I am thinking about have the bottom cut to make them a little shorter.
Then I took some sheet vinal that I bought at JoAnn fabrics and placed it in the well so I could put my floral foam in.
Soaked my floral foam in water treated with flower food, and then placed the foam in the log and started adding flowers.
Here is a couple of pics of the crappy flowers before I trimmed them and removed all of the icky petals.
I kept adding flowers.
And four dozen flowers later. Here is the finished product. As far as chesp flowers go, it didn’t come out too bad. I wish I had access to more of a variety. I would like some thing that kind of drapes for the bottom ot the arrangement. But for my first try, I am pretty impressed at how nice it looks.
Take that wedding florist. What do you bee’s think??
Post # 4
i love the idea but, did you consider the width of the tables and how many glasses and other products that will be on the table with this?
Post # 5
@BellaDee: Yes I have, the table is HUGE. This was one of my concerns when I started thinking of this idea. I made sure that I got measurements before I started. I wanted something on the larger side so I wouldn’t have to do so many.
Post # 6
@thumpurr: wow, I think they are stunning! and I really like how many different types of flowers you ended up using.
Post # 7
I’d suggest next time putting the greens in first, especially around the base. It looks great!
Post # 8
Love it! Are those those colors you’re using? Because they’re perfect for a spring wedding. Find some hanging amaranthus if you want some drape (easy to find if you’re ordering your actual flowers online).
Post # 9
I LOVE this. IT looks fabulous. Maybe add some decorative floral diamonds or pearls to add a bit of bling to it.
Post # 10
@likewoah: I second this. I think putting the greens in first would help at framing for the flowers.
What flowers are you thinking of using for the real deal? I would try to order some of those and play around with them for the next test run, as you’ll need to see how to best to arrange them and also how long they last.
Otherwise the final product looks really good! I think you do need some “drape” greens or flowers over the edge to make it look more natural-ish.
Post # 11
@likewoah: I agree, greenery first. It was really hard to get stuff around the bottom after everything was in place.
@FutureMrsAJG: Thanks! I am going with ivory and pale pink. Amaranthus is on the list of actual flowers I will be using. Along with peonies, roses and queen anne lace. I am so excited because now I know that I can do this!
@ohmybears48: Oooohhhhh! Didn’t think of bling! Thanks!!
Post # 13
@thumpurr: very nice I like it. If i were using it I would probably use a smaller log, but thats just my opnion. you did and AWESOME job!
Post # 15
Wow, this is beautiful! So original and so pretty!
Post # 16
I think you have found your calling they are fantastic.