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Silk Flower Wedding Centerpieces

January 14, 2008

Silk Wedding FlowersI'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.

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I'm really stressed out. If you have any other ideas please let me know. Favors, flowers for the girls, etc. I want to have an inexpensive wedding and not look cheap. We are young and would like to buy a home.

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February 25, 20080 found this helpful
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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.

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If they are live, they'll need to just touch the water an inch or so and you can vary the length that you cut each stem. You can also use wispy filler in green or baby's breath to come over the sides. Put 3 or 5 tall branches that are from a willow tree or a wispy tree.

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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March 17, 2019

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?


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March 18, 20190 found this helpful

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!

www.myfrugalwedding.com/Creative-Substitutions-on-Theme-Weddings...

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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!!!

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March 18, 20190 found this helpful

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.

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March 24, 20190 found this helpful

You can spray your vases with frosted spray paint.

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August 6, 20210 found this helpful

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.

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I hot glued black Ribbon around the center of then vase, then hot glued a large butterfly broache over the the ribbon edges. Butterflies mean a new start in life.

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October 29, 20210 found this helpful

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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