(Closed) DIY Centerpieces – Like/Dislike..?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I like them! I’ve never seen them in real life or had any experience with them. But they sure are beautiful!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Never seen it before, but it’s really stunning and dramatic, would make a beautiful centerpiece, though I can’t speak much on the DIY front.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I can’t imagine that they would be too hard. You need to weight the flowers in someway to make them stay down, but other then that and preparing the flowers, there really isn’t much else to it. You need to make sure they stay down, so that they don’t tip over the candle. 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I think it’s an easy DIY, the only thing about the tulips is they have a tendency to float so you may want to put those gems at the bottom of them to nestle them in and hold them down, also you may want to try floral wire or something like that near the bottom. I hope this pic works, it’s the centerpiece I used for my little one’s birthday party and you can see how the tulips on the far right are sort of floating….

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Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

GIJosephine, these are gorgeous! I was looking at doing something similar. I think it would be fairly simple to DIY as long as the flowers submerge and your candles will last for the whole reception. How do you make the stands that the mirrors are on? They have to be pretty sturdy to hold that much weight.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@arizonabride: I think those are led base lights that they are sitting on.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@GI Josephine: My mom called them drowning flowers!! LMAO!!! I sort of liked it but I would have liked it TONS better if they were actually nestled in marbles at the bottom!  Dollar Tree has the marbles for a dollar, btw…

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

I think those look pretty and would be relatively do-able.  I know a friend of mine DIYd their centerpieces and they were similar (column glass vases with submerged branches and floating candles on the top). 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

They are super elegant and really dramatic. I’ve heard many prefer to use silk flowers and they do need to be weighted. Your best bet is to mock it up many times ahead and see what you like and what works.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

They’re very pretty.  However, my concern would be the height of it . . . I’m not sure I’d be able to see across the table.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Like!

My florist says you would hot glue it to the bottom of the container w/ some sort of floral adhesive. I said that’s weird, but she says its done a lot more than you think. She also said that submerged flowers only last a few hours before they will start to decay.

Another option she suggested using is a floral frog. They are usually heavy, but if yours floats it can also be attached to the bottom of the container w/ floral adhesive. You just stick the stem in & it holds it… there are tons of clear options! If anything shows, you could attach a ribbon on the bottom of the container to hide the frog 🙂

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