(Closed) Vase fillers

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I haven’t used them, but I did see them “in action” at a bridal expo and they seemed pretty easy to use. You basically soak them in water and they expand as they suck up the water. I have also seen gel beads at walmart for around $2 per pack which is pretty inexpensive if you wanted to get some and get a feel for how they work.  I think you can light them up by throwing a floralyte into the vase with the beads: http://www.save-on-crafts.com/floralytes4.html

Post # 4
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I got gel beads to test out before our wedding and loved them. Basically whe you get them they’re tiny. then you activate them in water and they fill the vase. They’re pretty transparent in the vase, but they look awesome with lights in the bottom of the vase.

Post # 5
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I didn’t use them at our wedding, but I’ve used them at home for regular floral arrangements. I got the Water Beads brand. They are SO cool! They start off as little pinprick sized beads and as they absorb water they expand. You can get solid colors or pretty mixtures, or even mix them yourself! You can also get them in bulk. I absolutely love the look of them, and I think they’d be great for a wedding.


Post # 6
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve seen black ones used at a wedding before, and to be honest, I wasn’t a big fan. Not because of the way the looked, but because lots of peopole were curious as to what they were and were playing around with them/making a mess. They’re like the absorbant filler used in disposable diapers.

Post # 7
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I used clear ones at my wedding, I got them at the dollar store and loved them. They worked wonderful.

Post # 8
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was at a wedding where someone used them in their vases and people kept taking them out and playing with them… They were all over tables and the floor by the time we left… I do like them but for some reason people want to touch them.

Post # 9
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I got them to try and was not a big fan however I was trying to use three colors- they all came out different sizes it was just not a good experience for me I think they look neat tho 🙂

Post # 10
1018 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

i ordered some online from ebay and decided to test them out. I’m kind of on the fence about how i feel about them. Part of me thinks that they’re really cool but then the other side feels that they’re a bit unreliable.

when i tested them, some did not turn into the small little sphere like they should and if you have any extra water in the vase, it doesnt even look like there are the fillers in the vase.

I’ll have to keep playing with them to see how it works. exploring other options in the mean time.

Post # 11
2542 posts
Sugar bee

I’ll be using them for our centerpieces. Here’s a mock-up I did with some fake flowers and a blue LED light. The real ones will have clear lights and real flowers. They’re easy to use and look cool!

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