(Closed) How can I DIY this flower centerpiece? Help please!

posted 7 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My assumption would be to cut a wet piece of floral foam to size and shove all the stems (cut to a proper length) in that…. Maybe some bees with more floral experience than me can weigh in here, but that’s what I would do personally.

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oh they are beautiful wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! could the vases be filled with water or that jelly stuff for flowers????????????????? i would say the stems are cut off and the flowers are floeting on top of whatever is in the vases???????????????

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

It looks like they put the flowers into the vase (maybe weighted down the petals on the first one?) and then added in the water.  Then they put the other flowers into the top to work as a “cork”.

At least, that’s how I’d do it.  Get vase, stuff flowers in, add water, add flowers on top!

maybe try that with some cheaper flowers first?  

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@bakerella: ya know, that’s probably how they did it!  Since I don’t see any “stems” in the water itself!  Good call!!!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It seems like you’d probably make a kind of pomander out of the florals on the top, and then set that on top of the vase.  I like the suggestion about using floral foam. You might need some kind of weight on the bottom of the pom to keep it from toppling of the vase, though.

Try googling how to make a pomander out of fresh florals (unless you intend to use fake, of course).

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Zinzerena: There would need to be something to keep those flowers from dying within an hour, so I think wet floral foam and then sort of using the stems of the flowers to allow it to balance on the rim of the vase would work. Definitely one that needs a trial run 😉

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

half a ball of floral foam on top :]

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

beautiful!! love the floating flowers in the vase!  I bet if you play with stuff you can figure it out!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@bakerella: hehehehehe, I was thinking you’d just stick the stems into the water too!  (I’m LAZY! I admit it!)

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yeah, there’s definitely floral foam involved, and then it’s just kind of perched on top.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It’s a half a ball of floral foam on the top with the flowers cut and arranged in that. If you look closely aat the second picture, you can see where a ribbon is wrapped around the top of the vase to cover the foam. I am assuming they used the greenery in the first pic to cover the foam.

Then like a PP mentioned, you fill the vase with your flowers and water, and pop the floral arrangement over the top. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You use a plate like container, use floral tape and tape down the foam for the top part.  You arrange the flowers by sticking the stem in the block of foam for a 3-d arrangement.  The tray/plate then sit on top of the cyclinder vase filled with water and some decorations in it.  =) They are beautiful.

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