Underwater flower arrangements are a current trend in centerpieces. Not only are they extremely easy to make, they are very inexpensive and will add an elegant touch to your tables at your reception! If you decided to create them the day of the wedding, they will last long after the big day, giving you the opportunity to adorn your house with them or even give them away for your guests to enjoy. Almost any kind of flower will work for these arrangements, except for ones that produce a lot of pollen, which can cause the water to look cloudy. Orchids and tulips are both extremely popular and shape well under water.
For a truly striking arrangement, use multiple cylinders in varying heights in the center. You can either use the same kind of flower in each vase, or choose different flowers in the same color palette. To enhance your centerpieces, place a layer of stones, pebbles, beads, marbles, or crystals in the bottom of the cylinders. You can also add lit floating candles to the tops of the arrangements to add to the romantic atmosphere.
Here are the steps to create your underwater masterpieces!
Step 1: Place stones, pebbles, beads, marbles, or crystals (of your choice) in the bottom of each vase. Create a double layer of whatever your choose.
Step 2: Choose two to three flowers for each vase. Then, cut each of the two to three flowers to varying heights. Hold each group of flowers together by placing a rubber band around the stems about a half-inch from the ends.
Step 3: Slip a fishing weight inside the rubber bands on each arrangement that you make. This is used to weigh down the flowers so they won’t float up in the water-filled vase.
Step 3: Push the stems of a group of flowers down into the stones on the bottom of each vase. Be sure the rubber band and weight cannot be seen.
Step 4: Fill the vases with distilled water. Fill the water to within 1 inch from the top of each vase. Float a candle on top of the water in each vase. Keep in mind that plain tap water can be used if desired, although sometimes it can be cloudy or create bubbles in the vase.
Step 5: Place small tea candles around your centerpieces and enjoy!
If you are looking for a way to really make a statement with your wedding flowers, underwater flower centerpieces will certainly do the trick!