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
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.