Fun, Flirty and Fabulous Floating Centerpieces


A Fun DIY Project!


A floating flower centerpiece can be an elaborate creation with candles, ribbons, and exotic blossoms floating in a swimming pool–or as simple as a few flowers floating in a bowl of water or in wine glasses marching down the center of a table. As such, most floating flowers are meant to be seen from above. Whether you use real flowers or fake flowers the finished effect is magical.  I am partial to fake flowers because I take my them out of the water and air dry them on a tea towel and put them away until the next arrangement.  I find they hold up to a lot of usage.This is one of our favorite DIY projects right now.  We hunted down different shape bowls,  tall pillar glass jars, mason jars, glass “rocks”, water pearls and fake flowers, that we just cut the stems off, round mirrors,  also lots of votives to surround the bowl on the mirror  I usually use fake flowers from the Dollar Store.  For Valentines we found beautiful, glittery red roses that sparkled with the LED lights we put on the bottom, held down by our glass rocks.  We put floating red and white candle roses on top to really make the effect. Coordinate your colors so to make the most of the effect.


Real Flower Floaters

Flowers that have a broad base and are reasonably flat are the best for floating in water by themselves. Camellias, hollyhocks, gardenias, open roses, gerbera daisies and orchids are some of the best flowers for floating. More difficult are tube-shaped flowers such as lilies, tulips, and daffodils, or heavy flowers such as sunflowers. These have a tendency to sink after an hour or so. Cut the flower stem to an inch long. It will act as a stabilizer to keep the flower upright. Carefully place the flower in the water without getting water on the petals or in the center of the flower. The flowers can be floated in wine glasses, votive candle holders, and small bowls. A number of flowers may be floated in larger bowls or stemmed bowls. Flowers with floating candles make a stunning centerpiece. Float flowers in half-filled wine glasses  I use stemless wine glasses but any will work . Use the wine glasses to hold up a clear glass plate. Stack three to five shorter glasses with floating flowers on the glass plate. Add another glass plate with candles on top as the finishing touch.
Anything goes! Use your imagination, try different combinations. Just have fun with it!