Post # 1
ok, so you have all seen pictures like these…
I am going to have a few of these cylinder vases on my cake table and would love to do this, but my question is do the flowers have to be real? or can they be silk? I just thought the silk may float or something. Has anyone done this?
Post # 3
Real flowers float, too… which is why you see them anchored down by pebbles or something at the bottom of the vase. I’d think you could do the same thing with silk. Try getting a few supplies at the dollar store and do a test run. Good luck!
Post # 4
We’re doing submerged, too…we tried with both real and fake and they did both float. Even with the rocks, we needed to anchor them with a washer to make them stay in place and not float up into the candle. You can definitely use silk, but the water does magnify the flowers, so you probably don’t want to get the cheaper type that may have frayed edges or plastic stems that will be very noticeable.
I second the suggestion of going to the dollar store for materials–we did the same thing, and it helped us figure it out without spending a lot of money. We’re going to do real from Sam’s Club or somewhere like that, I think, because it ended up being chepaer than the high quality fakes.
Post # 5
Were doing them on all our tables. I bought 22 inch vases and fake orchids. I bought real touch ones ( they have a rubbery coating kinda) Anyways mine slightly touch the outer parts of the jar so they do not float. I am putting glass beads in the bottom anyways. I bought the orchids from michaels on sale 1/2 off for 6$ a piece.
Post # 6
@MM423: how did you use the washer? Just put it on top of the stem? I guess I need to go buy some stuff and try it out. I am renting the vases, but I think Dollar Tree has some of the same vases, so I may just buy one to do my test run on.