(Closed) On the fence about my centerpieces—-what do you think?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
2634 posts
Sugar bee

Very pretty!  I think it’ll look great.

Post # 4
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it’s a really cute and unique idea. At first I thought it was a cookie dough in a jar mix, but I bet in person it is real easy to tell, and I think it will be beautiful

Post # 5
1129 posts
Bumble bee

I love the seeds in the bottom – but I’m a real flowers kind of girl.  Sunflowers hold up really well even after they are cut – could you order them through a local grocer and get them beforehand?

The only flowers I am doing are our bouquets – and I mention the grocer because after calling around, I ended up finding out that a lot of grocery stores get their flowers through FTD floral and can order whatever you need – they also happen to be less money than most floral shops in my experience.

I do love the design though πŸ™‚

Post # 7
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m not crazy about the thickness of your stripes. Could you do one thin layer of black, one thin layer of brown, thin black again and then brown for the rest? I think a more subtle layering effect could work better. I love the red ribbon though, it really pops! I agree with ordering some sunflowers from a local grocery store or florist. Maybe ask them to cut them to the right height and put those little water vials on the bottom so all you’d have to do on the day of is pop them in the jars/seed!

Post # 9
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Curlysue – Maybe for your mockups put a layer of wax paper or parchment between each to help keep them seperated? I don’t know if it would work or just slide outbut you could try!

Post # 10
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think they look awesome. You could vary the layers a bit for some variety, but I think they look fine regardless.

If you’re worried about them looking plain, remember that you will have a lot going on already on the tables – a simple centerpiece will be perfectly gorgeous.

Post # 11
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Another idea to keep things separated for mock ups, use sandwich bags.  Granted when the bags are inside the jar you would see the plastic and might not lay exactly right but you would get the idea and it would keep the seed separated.

I do love the idea, I also think real would look better though.

Post # 12
809 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love the sunflowers and I love the mason Jars but I am not at all crazy about the seeds…….. Have you tried just perhaps using some just in the bottom and not filling up the entire vase?  Or how about putting them in water? I know the stems are fake but what kind of stems are they?

I think some raffia to replace the red ribbon would look awesome as well

Post # 14
17 posts
  • Wedding: June 1990

I think those are very pretty.  I worry about transportation of them and the “shaking” that will be involved into the car ride may mix up the birdseed.  Why not just use one color per vase?  Want to save on the amount birdseed, then insert toilet paper rolls in the center of the mason jar and fill in the birdseed around it!

You can also use candy in the jar like M&M’s, lemon drops, cherry drops, etc.


I say run with it though.  I love fresh flowers also, but when push comes to shove, and you don’t have time, better to have silk and them be “fresh” instead of going real and have them “limpy” looking!


I’m sure people will be raving on the centerpieces and you can say, “I made them myself” and be so proud!


Post # 15
1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I would move heaven and earth to have real sunflowers! Sunflowers are very hardy and don’t require any “Stripping” like other flowers do. You just hack them off at the right height and shove them in a jar. Easy. Here in TX they are about $10 for 5 or 6 stems of BIG sunflowers. Go for real flowers, I don’t think you will regret it.

If you have 12 tables @ 3 stems each that is 36 sunflowers, divided by 6 sunflowers a bunch, that is 6 bunches X $10. It is SO worth the $60 to me to have real flowers.

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