DIY: Submerged Rose Centerpiece
If you enjoy hosting events at your home, but are constantly looking for new ideas to decorate your table, then I have a simple, easy to make centerpiece idea that will surely leave your guests impressed. Instead of placing roses in a vase, try submerging them in water. Here is how you do it:
- Glass Cylinder Vase
Heights may vary, in this lesson I used two 6”, two 10” and two 12” vases.
- Pin Frog
Vases below 10” will only require one pin frog, anything above 12” will require two.
- River Rocks or some other type of vase décor (crystals, beads, shells, etc.)
- Roses of any color
6” vase has one rose.
10” vase has two roses.
12” vase has three roses.
All materials can be purchased at Michaels or any other craft store.
1) Remove the leaves and thorns from all of the roses. You can do this by hand or by using regular garden shears.
2) Line the rose up to the vase you are using. When cutting the stem of the rose, make sure it is about an 1.5” below the top of the vase.
3) Place the bottom of the rose onto the pin frog.
4) Line up the second rose to the rose you have just placed on the pin frog. When cutting the stem of the second rose, make sure it is about an inch lower then the first.
5) Place the bottom of the rose onto the same pin frog as the first rose. They should both be on the same pin frog.
6) Place the roses into the 10” cylinder vase.
7) Gently place the river rocks on the bottom of the vase. You may have to adjust them to ensure that the pin frog is hidden.
8) Repeat the steps above for the other roses.
Note: 6” cylinder should have one rose on one pin frog. 12” cylinder should have the tall and medium rose on one pin frog and the small rose on another pin frog (three roses and two pin frogs all together).
9) Fill each of the vases with water at room temperature. Let them sit for a few hours before the guests arrive so that the air bubbles have time to dissolve.
This project takes 15 minutes to create and lasts for about three days. All of the materials can be saved and reused again in the future. For a fun twist on these centerpieces, add a floating candle to the top of the vase for a dramatic lighting effect.
Below are some pictures of the final results for a Mother’s Day brunch I had at my home.
If you decide to make these yourself, make sure to send me some pictures. I would love to see what you have created.