Using Water Pearls To Create Dramatic Centerpieces
There are three major parts of any flower arrangement, the flowers themselves, the vase and the medium, the material (if any) which contains the flowers.
In many cases the medium is florists foam, and as long as the vase is opaque, it will be invisible. But the medium is another way to add texture and color to an arrangement, so why hide it? By using something decorative as a medium, you can add something truly special to an arrangement, whether it is made of silk or fresh flowers.
Stones and pebbles and interest in the base of a glass vase, seashells add a nautical touch, both can be used with fresh and silk flowers. Arrangements in tall vases are often used as wedding centerpieces, and in this case the vase filler can go along way towards making the centerpieces truly spectacular.
When you are arranging fresh flowers it is vital that they get enough water, but that doesn’t mean the vase contents have to be boring. You can fill the stem of the vase with pebbles or stones, with glittering gems, with more flowers, or, as is becoming very fashionable, with water absorbent gel or pearls. By adding a small battery powered light to the base of the vase you can create a brilliant luminescent filling for the vase and create a striking colored base for your flowers.
Here’s a useful video from wholesalers Koyal Wholesale, showing how to use water pearls.
Add water and what looks like powder will swell to make gell balls which will keep your fresh flowers hydrated, and will also make a decorative base for floating candles and such. As little as 2 ounces will create approximately 5.75L or 1.5 gallons!
The pearls can be reused and will fit down the narrowest vase neck, making a wonderful base for any arrangement.
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