Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2012 - Hollins House at Pasatiempo, Santa Cruz CA
I’m obsessed with DIY birdcage centerpeices but I can’t really figure out the easiest way for decorate them with flowers.
Is it easier to just buy a bouquet of flowers you like, and stick them in before the wedding?
Do you need like one of those floral foam balls?
I really want to do DIY centerpeices, but is it just too hard to keep flowers fresh and beautiful all day long during the summer? ah!!
Here’s my inspiration:
Post # 3
We did these for a bridal shower and I used a foam brick cut in half. I did most of the arranging outside of the cage. Then stuck some of the other pieces in after. I also glued it to the bottom so they didn’t get all tossed around and messy
Post # 4
I’d like to do the same thing – diy birdcage with real flowers, but I am concerned about the flowers dying half way through the reception. Do floral foam balls hold water? Is it better to somehow hide a vase in there?
Any step by step instructions would be helpful 🙂
Post # 5
I worked at a grocery store with a floral section and we used to soak the green foam bricks in water before doing an arrangement that wasn’t going to be in a vase and they held up for a long time. You could probably do it the night before and store in a refridgerator. Just be sure NOT to have any fruit in the fridge. The gases fruit gives off will wilt the flowers.
Post # 6
@weim-love: Thanks for the tip!!
Post # 7
I am planning something similar! Just wanted to keep up with the thread!