tall floral centerpiece

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Assembling this tall floral centerpiece is a little trickier when there are flowers, but it with simply mean you'll drop your silver container down into the tall vase and press down firmly on top of the floral clay on the rim of the vase.

You'll have a solid, secured bond that (the reason for all of this) looks nice on the bottom with all the mechanics hidden.

Although I prefer using flat bottomed silver containers for the tops of my tall flower vase, some florists use clear acrylic containers to hold their flower foam.  In my mind, the silver containers reflect light and conceal florist foam.  The clear containers, however, allow the guests seated at the tape to see the foam and mechanics of the design.

Lomey Adhesive is made especially for bonding acrylic to acrylic.  It is strong and permanent.  

You can attach this bowl to the vase neck by using the same Lomey Pedestal rod as shown before. Glue the flower bowl to the flat disk on top of the extension with either Lomey glue (made especially for these Design System pieces) or using white floral clay.

Remember how I talked about the vase being unstable?  Fresh flowers can be heavy.  You don't want it top heavy and in danger of tipping over if a guest bumps into the table during the reception.

Roll up small balls of the white floral clay and put one on each corner of the foot of the vase.

Press the vase down firmly on a mirror.  Check with the rental agency - if they have vases, they probably have mirrors to rent as well.  The vase now has a much broader base and is much more stable.

The clay stays firmly attached to the mirror.  You will literally have to twist a big and pry it off later!  

Here's how the complete setup looks - minus the flowers, of course!  

If you want your tower vases to glow in the dark, these LED light base is square and the perfect size to fit the base.  You need to still use the floral clay, gluing the vase to the light and the light to the mirror.

These light are much brighter and give more of a glow than the little pull lights that used to be inserted in the vases (and made for problems of getting them out later!)  These lights run on batteries and can be used over and over again.

Silver containers can also be used in wider mouth vases.  Check out the quick video below:

Now that you know the basic mechanics, you can move on to the tall centerpiece tutorials for ideas on how to green and flower your tall vases.  

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