(Closed) Help making this centerpiece!!!

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
113 posts
Blushing bee

I can’t quite see what those blue things are floating in there (sorry!!)


Maybe get some flowers – perhaps faux ones, in blue, hot glue them to the bottom of the glass, fill with water and a floating candle on the top?

Post # 3
737 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2025

If I’m not mistaken, the stuff the blue things are floating in are these gel balls that you get as powder and add water to. When they’re piled on top of each other, they make their own gel look:


Something like those. You can also make your own I think, pretty easily at home, but I think they’re rather cheap. As you fill up the vase with the gel balls, put the pieces of whatever you want to float in amongst the beads. We did this at my old job and I had lotsa fun playing with the little balls ha!

I could be wrong, perhaps someone has an easier solution for the gel stuff inside. The rest should be pretty straightforward!

Post # 4
854 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

That is those gel balls that geekgirl posted about. Then they added “beach glass” from Michaels- they ahve little bags of it and it’s different colors exactly like this.

Post # 5
3035 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

That looks like the stuff used to make gel candles. Not waterbeads, but you might also like the look of waterbeads.  http://www.michaels.com/artminds-gel-wax/10057583.html#q=candle+wax+&start=6 

In this case it looks like they just filled the vases with the jelly material and then placed a small tealight candle on top. I’m not sure what the blue peices are, but while the gel is setting, you can suspend pretty much whatever you want in it as long as it’s not too heavy. 

here’s a diy similar 


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Post # 6
547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I agree with amberback. It definitely looks like a gel candle that they put seaglass pieces in and a floating candle on top. The waterbeads may work, too, but that picture definitely isn’t waterbeads.

Post # 7
47277 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Depending on your color palette, you can buy or make faux coral for centerpieces.

Manzanita branches, sprayed coral look like the real thing.

you can also use faux white coral

even the cloches can be DIY

DIY cloche from a soda bottle.

Post # 9
550 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I saw a long time ago a centerpiece that looked similar to that where the girl just put saran wrap in the jar! It looked pretty cool and could have the same effect. I’m not sure about the blue pieces though. Maybe pieces of paper?? I would maybe suggest putting some kind of lighting underneath the vase though. So that when your reception room is dark you can still see the details 🙂 

Post # 10
241 posts
Helper bee

lisajean622:  those blue peices look like they are suspended in water, but they arent.  They are likely water pearls.  Pretty much, they are like giant tapioca beads (those are clear but they come in all colors) that disappear in water.  So if you layer the beads with the blue things (is that sea glass?) or anythign else…lemon slices, flowers, etc), then pour in the water, it looks like they are freely suspended.  check out the video if you are confused how they work.  most flower supply companies carry them.  

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