Post # 1
I am still stuck on centerpieces. I have a lot of time, but I need to start making decisions on things!
I love the Chinese paper lanterns, but don’t want them hanging. I thought about placing then on a vase will with water and flowers. Then I had the idea to have tree branches coming out of the top of the lantern.
I obviously know they are fragile and made of paper, but would this work? I could place some floral foam in the bottom of the lantern and affix the tree branches to that, and they would come out the whole in the top.
If I am crazy, just tell me! LOL!
Post # 3
I think with the foam you could hide a vase in there for extra support! But the idea sounds really good! Will you decorate the branches any?
Post # 4
The paper lanterns are delicate, since the paper is a bit thicker than tissue paper consistency – and if you place them on a vase, i would also think about the water and that the lanterns don’t get wet. Are they going to be lit? If so (and probably so since they are a lantern), then the branch idea won’t work.
Post # 5
I’m not clear on your end concept, but if you are thinking of using the paper lanterns as a base for the branches without a vase being involved at all, I would think you need some weight at the bottom to keep those lanterns from toppling over .
I would measure the diameter of the hole in the bottom of the lantern and head out to a garden center or home building store.I would look for something that diameter that has some weight to it-like a small patio stone. I would glue the floral foam to the stone( or whatever else you can find to serve as a heavy base) , place the lantern over that, then insert the branches.
Imagine this with a lantern substituted for the pot:
Here’s another alternative viaMarthaStewart:http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.0e0eb51a2e6b5ad593598e10d373a0a0/?vgnextoid=c538d5da85c37110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&autonomy_kw=vases&rsc=header_4
Post # 6