Valentine’s Day Centerpiece

Now that you know how to make a decorated candle, let’s make a centerpiece to put the candle in.

What you’ll need:

Something to hold your centerpiece.  Mine was 3″ high by 5″ high.  You don’t want it too wide.

Floral Foam for dry arrangements

Bread Knife  (it make cutting foam easy)

Sheet Moss

3″ x 6″ Pillar Candle

6 roses with leaves (cut stems 3″ to 4″ long)

1 spool of Wire edge Ribbon (2 1/2″ wide x 9′ long)

Paddle Wire (6 – 9 or 10″ lengths)

Wire Cutters

Scissors

Baby Breath (I used Glitter Baby Breath, but then again, I can never have enough glitter)

Wooden Floral Picks with attached wires.

Cut the floral foam to fit the container tightly. Mark the top of the container’s edge in the foam with the bread knife.

Remove the foam and cut the foam about 1″ below the mark that you just made.

Put the newly cut piece of foam back into the container.

Cut the sheet moss to fit the top of the foam, tucking the sheet moss in, around the foam to cover it.

Place the candle on the center of the moss.  Using the bread knife, cut the  moss around the candle.

  Remove the candle & remove the center of the moss that you just cut.

Put the candle into the space you just made for it.

Push the leaves up towards the rose & cut the stems about 3″ or 4″ long.

Insert them evenly into the moss/foam around the candle.

Make the mini bows.  Cut the ribbon into 6, 10″ lengths.

Fold the ends in half lengthwise.  Use the scissors to cut the ends of the ribbon on a diagonal,  forming the V at the end. Repeat on all ends.

Fold the ribbons in half.  Twist wire about 1/2 way down the center of the ribbon

Puff up the center, spread the ends outwards.  Pull the wire to the underside, bringing the wires together

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Push the wire ends of the mini bows into the foam between the roses. (I thought I got a picture of this, but I guess I didn’t, but you get the idea.)

Make the baby breath bouquets..

Cut little sections of the baby breath to form ‘mini bouquets’.  Lay the floral picks along the bottom stems of the ‘mini bouquets’.  Wrap the wire around the baby breath & picks. Baby Breath has delicate stems.  You’ll need the picks to strengthen them so inserting them is easy.  Make as many as you need to fill in any empty spaces. (I used about 18.  You can use more or less to your liking)

Push the baby breath bouquets between the roses &  the bows to fill in any empty spaces.

And you’re done!

 

 

 

Comments

  1. My spouse and I stumbled over here from a different website and thought I should check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you. Look forward to looking into your web page repeatedly.

    1. sam says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I am having so much fun sharing my love of creating new things. I hope you and your spouse continue to enjoy the journey with me.

  2. Kate Monahan says:

    This looks so easy that I think I am going to try it this weekend! I can’t wait to see what you have for St. Patty’s Day!

    1. sam says:

      Thank you Kate. I’m working on St. Patty’s Day now.