There's nothing quite like a floating flower centerpiece for a special occasion. A flower floats when the sunken portion of the flower weighs as much as the water it displaces. Although some wide, flat flowers—like daisies—can spread their weight over a large area and push away enough water to equalize the weight, other flowers like roses cannot and will sink to the bottom of the bowl. This problem can easily be rectified with a simple trick that makes the flowers as light as air, creating a masterpiece that will have flowers floating throughout the evening.
Things You'll Need
- Thin bubble wrap
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Flat Flowers (Daisies, Asters, Sunflowers)
Pour the water into the bowl.
Snip the entire stem of the flower off from the head.
Place the flower head, right side up, into the bowl.
Pour water into the bowl.
Trim stems to 1 inch long.
Cut a circle of bubble wrap slightly smaller than the head of the flower.
Cut a hole in the center of the bubble wrap large enough to hold the stem.
Insert the stem into the hole.
Float the flower, right side up, in the bowl.