Floating Flower Centerpiece

As promised, I’m showing how I made my Floating Flower Centerpiece.  It’s easier to make than it looks.

Floating Flower Centerpiece

The supplies to make this centerpiece are very simple.  You’ll need a large, clear vase, some flower heads, (real or silk) some water gems & some water.

Floating Flower Centerpiece supplies

You may remember my post on water beads.  I have a serious fascination with them.  You can find that post here.  They swell with water, hide the stems of your flowers, and if water is added to them, they seem to disappear.

Here’s a close up of them.

Water Gems

To make this centerpiece, you’ll add a layer of the Water Gems to the vase.  When adding the water beads, do it in small amounts & slowly.  They bounce like a Super Ball!

Then add a flower (facing outward) to the top of the Water Gems.

Floating Flower Centerpiece

Add another layer of the water beads to the top of the flower, tucking the beads behind the flower.  Add another flower, facing another side of the vase, but make sure that the flower is facing outward, toward the vase.

Floating Flower Centerpiece

Add a third layer of the water beads and another flower (facing yet another direction)

Floating Flower Centerpiece

Cover with a final layer of the Water Gems.  Don’t fill the vase to the top with the water gems.  They will continue to swell.

Floating Flower Centerpiece

What you’ll need next is water.

Floating Flower Centerpiece

Fill the vase with the water, slowly.

Floating Flower Centerpiece

I used a skewer to help the air bubbles rise to the top by gently pushing the skewer up & down in the vase.  Do this gently, because they want to bounce right out of the vase.   This is what the vase looks like once the air bubbles are gone.

Floating Flower Centerpiece

I wanted to add candle light to this centerpiece, so I filled 4 small candle holders with some water beads.

Floating Flower Centerpiece

I added tea light candles in yellow to match the flowers in the large vase.  Then I added water to make the beads turn clear.  The tea lights are actually sitting on the water beads, but appear to be floating on the water.

Floating Flower Centerpiece

Floating Flower Centerpiece

So, what do you do with the Water Gems once you’re done with the centerpiece?  There are a couple of options.  You could empty the water and let them dry out.  They will go back to their original size.  Or you could save them in a gallon sized zippered plastic bag.

Floating Flower Centerpiece

Since I use them often, I store them in the bags.

One final warning about Water Gems… besides the way they bounce like Super Balls.  When you’re draining the water out of the vase, use a strainer in your sink, pour them into a colander & do it slowly.  You don’t want these to go down your drain.  They’re not good for the plumbing.

Like I said, this is a very easy centerpiece to make, and depending on the flowers that you use, it will look totally different every time you make it.

Floating Flower Centerpiece

Floating Flower Centerpiece

Happy Creating everyone!

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