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Learn how to Make a Centerpiece Using Centerpiece Risers with Sandy and Jane from Afloral.com.
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Hi, this is Jane with Afloral and today, I’m going to show an unusual beautiful centerpiece that you can make with some of the materials we have here at Afloral. I have one made up here in bridal motif and that is made with some of the objects that I have here.
This is our silver centerpiece riser and this is sold all together, all at one piece. It does come apart for design purposes but you have to buy all three pieces. The other things that’s I’m going to be demonstrating are bought separately. This is all put together to build something like this. It comes in different size, design dishes here and the pole that goes in the center and these universal pieces that snap out will thing together.
One of the things that I do when working with this clear tool but it puts everything together is I can camouflaged it for this. As you can see, I’ve wrapped it in white satin ribbon and then I did wrap some tool around the ribbon because it's a bridal piece and that kind of camouflages the two part. If you like the looks of the clear glass, certainly you can use that.
I’ll show you quick how that snaps together, these universal pieces just snap in the tube. Of course, you want to camouflage your tube with the ribbon before you snap this together. I’m going to make it a little easier. Snap a top piece in and you snap a bottom piece on and fit nice and snug in there. And you want to use some hot glue or floral adhesive. We have this two floral adhesive available here or your hot glue and choose your size of designed depending on the size of your bottom arrangement that you want. Point from a larger, right down to the small.
You’ll use your hot glue or floral adhesive, glue that piece on there and glue your top piece in there, and you want to add your foam. It's either your dry foam or your wet foam. You’ll have to cut your foam up into chunks and put them in the dish as they fit at the top and bottom. Now, you could tape them in there to secure them. I believe this one, I’ve used dry foams so I just glued it in there. You can see how I’ve gt three chunks of foam and kind of fit in around that two to put your flowers. And you will want to add a little bit of weight ton this whether rocks, stones, whatever you use to add weight to your arrangements. Especially with the silk flowers, it's going to be a little tipsy if it doesn’t have some weight in there. And then you just go ahead and add your fresh sunflowers. I’ve used a nice cascading piece here on this one.
Another idea is we have this ivy garland. You’ve got to wrap some garland around there to just give it a little floral book and camouflage that a little more. Just so many possibilities for this and a beautiful, beautiful piece here available at Afloral.com.