Floating Silk Daisies for Centerpieces

About: I got married on August 7th, 2010! I made EVERYTHING for my wedding, including my dress, the bridesmaid dresses (all 6!), the guest book attendant's dress, the groomsmen vests and ties, the flower girl and ...

Intro: Floating Silk Daisies for Centerpieces

We used silk flowers for our bouquets and for all of our decorations.

We were going to use silk daisies to float in a bowl for our centerpieces. We tested them out at home a day before the wedding, and the daisies immediately sunk to the bottom! In a mass panic, my husband and I tried to come up with a solution.

We came up with a way to keep them floating, as getting a florist last minute would be a very expensive nightmare!

Step 1: Materials Needed

- Silk/Fabric Flowers that would look good floating as a centerpiece (Buying them in bouquets is usually cheapest)
- 1.5" Styrofoam Balls (1 Styrofoam Ball makes about 3 flower floaters)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Scissors

Step 2: Cut the Styrofoam Balls

Cut your Styrofoam balls into sections with your scissors. You can't really mess this up, so that's all that's said for this step.

You should get 2-4 styrofoam "coins" or "discs" from 1 ball. 

Step 3: Cut Flowers From Stems

Using your scissors, cut off the flowers from their stems, leaving about 1/4" of the stem on the flower so there's something to stick into the Styrofoam.

Step 4: Hot Glue the Stem and Stick in Styrofoam

Hot glue around the nub of the flower and jab it into the Styrofoam. Within seconds, you're finished!

Step 5: All Finished!

The Styrofoam will keep the flower afloat, even if the petals get wet.



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