I'm getting married August 9, 2008. I'm looking to use silk calla lilies for the center pieces. I would like them to be tall so everyone can see and talk to each other. Can some help me with ideas. How to make, and where to go. We are paying for the wedding ourselves.
Go to the dollar store or garden ridge and get the tallest but skinny vases (1 for each table). Then go to a flower warehouse for the silk calla lillies or you can have real ones from Sam's club floral also for about the same cost.
Put them on a round mirror (rent at Grand Rental and tea lites, 4 or 5 per table). Fill the vase with clear water, leaving the top 1/2 or 1/3 empty. Using a Pringle can lid or whatever will fit into the vase, cut or punch 5 or 7 holes and feed the stems through.
Always use odd numbers in your arrangements. My daughter bought tall glass vases and filled them with green apples and others with cut limes because green was one of her colors. Very lovely and inexpensive.
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We are using vases with artificial flowers for a wedding. What would work in the vases, as we won't need water, so the stems won't be so visible?
I love marbles vases or I did some fun decorations with coffee beans that I posted on Thrifty Fun. Check out the link to my story!
The beans were for votive candles...but this can work well for flowers in a vase. Colorful jelly beans or skittles would work too!! So would pretty river rocks. Crumbled tissue paper in colorful colors can work also.
There is also a neat way to use just the heads of silk flowers in a vase to hide the stems...but I have yet to prefect that technique.
Have fun with it!! Blessings to the couple!!!
There is something called florist foam. You can get it at any large craft store. It is green. You just stick the flower stems in there.
You can spray your vases with frosted spray paint.
Use flowers in your wedding colors and choose appropriate flowers. To hide the stems add colored rocks in the bottom of the vases. I have long stem red rose buds and put black rocks in the bottom. My colors are red and black with some silver.
You can use Christmas garland bells remove them, put 2 each together with gold thin ribbon. After putting them together drop them in the vases, beautiful!!
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