Looking for an elegant and economical way to decorate for a party?
How about small flower arrangements in stem glasses?
To Make Stem Glass Flower Arrangements You'll Need:
- Stem glasses (same or mixed in varying sizes)
- Fresh or fake flowers (of your choice)
- Hardy flowers (carnations, orchids, mums if placing under glass)
- Candles (optional)
- Glass marbles (optional)
Tulip Arrangement (Above)
- Cut a bunch of tulips all the same length.
- Bind them gently with a loose rubber band. then cover it with raffia near the bottom of the stems.
- Place them in a goblet of water.
- Place cymbidium orchids at the base of glasses (optional).
Image: Annie Selke
- Get a group of heavy stem glasses of varying sizes and shapes.
- Cut the blossoms off of several hardy flowers and cover with an inverted stem glass.
- Place a medium-sized pillar candle on the base of the glass. The base must have sufficient space to hold the candle especially if you plan to light it.
- Place these arrangements along the table.
Mixed Flowers Under Glass
- Same directions as above minus the candles.
- Use different glass shapes to bring more visual interest to this flower arrangement.
- Use a single color or mix them up.
- Place them on a tray. A silver tray would be pretty with vintage style glasses.
Image: Wildflower Weddings
Huge Arrangement in Martini Glass
- This flower arrangement probably has a small saucer or dish sitting on the rim of the glass hodling a small piece of wet floral floam.
- If you were making a smaller flower arrangement you could just stick the stems into the water.
- Cut the flower stems short and place them into the floral foam or water. Think carefully before you place each flower if using floral foam. The foam will begin to crumble if pierced with flower stems too much.
- Optional: Place a few glass marbles at base of glass then fill with water if using foam.
Image: J Peterson Garden Design
Upside Down Champagne Glass Flower Arrangement
- Same as the other upside glass floral arrangements except the champagne glasses have a wider bowl which can hold larger flowers such as chrysanthemums.
- A pillar candle or small floating one can be placed in small dish on the base of the stem glass.
These are just a few ideas of how these stem glass flower arrangements can be incorporated into your next tablescape for entertaining.
What would you do with stem glasses and flowers to create yet another look?