(Closed) Help! Faux flowers won’t float

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This may be THE WORST IDEA EVER but maybe you can spray them with some water repellant spray? Like even the kind for suede shoes? I had a couple of drinks and both Captain Morgan and I think that could be crazy enough work.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

you could order bulk gerber daisies offline for $1.50 each, so it wouldnt be that much more expensive than fake ones and have them delivered a day or two before the wedding. I got my real gerbers for less than the fake ones at the store were. Thats all I can think of, unless you want to buy floating flower-shaped candles instead.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would try getting a floating candle, heat the stem of the flower (there is wire inside), and  push the flower into the candle wax 1/4″ or so.

I have never tried this but I’m thinking the flower would cover the floating candle and the candle will keep the petals up out of the water.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

double post, sorry

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Good for you!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

This might sound bizarre, but you may also want to try dissolving some table salt in the water too. This changes the density of the water and things will float even better in it!! (Just like things/people float really well in the Dead Sea because it has sugh a high salt content.) I’m not sure if it will work, but it really might actually keep the petal tips that last little bit out of the water.

 

Sorry for the science lesson, but I’m a soon-to-be science teacher ๐Ÿ™‚

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