Floating Flower Ideas – Creating A Floating Flower Display

White And Red Floating Flower Display
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The addition of flowers is an easy way to add flair and elegance to any party or social event. While large cut flower arrangements and centerpieces are most frequently used as décor, smaller displays can also create the desired atmosphere. Floating flower arrangements are just one example of a cost effective DIY project which is sure to please guests at your next gathering. 

What is a Floating Flower Display?

As the name would imply, floating flower arrangements refer to a display that has been created in any vessel which can be filled with water and used so that flowers or plant parts can float or be suspended within the water. These types of flower table décor are ideal because they are easy to create and require only a few simple materials to create highly stylized tablescapes. To begin making your own floating flower display, gather all necessary materials to be used, such as flowers and vases.

Floating Flower Ideas

Flowers floating in water can be arranged in a variety of ways. Crafters will first need to account for the size and depth of the vessel. Floating flower displays can be arranged in two ways— in a tall vase or in one that is very shallow. Flowers arranged in deep vases are often completely submerged underwater in the vase. Floral designers then add waterproof lighting or floating candles to add further interest to these elegant arrangements. 

Other floating flower ideas include the use of shallow dishes. These are especially useful in flower table décor, as their low profile will not interfere with guest’s ability to interact. To create this type of floating flower arrangement, simply fill the dish with water. Choose several varying types of flower. Remove the stem of the flower from the bloom. While some varieties of flower may float easily, others may need added material to ensure that they float well. Other decorative elements, such as stones, may also be added to create the desired design. 

Floating flower ideas may also extend beyond use as flower table décor. Floating flowers may be arranged in larger bodies of water like small ponds or even swimming pools. When used in this manner, floating flower décor can create a stunning visual impact. Before the creation of any floral design, always make certain to take precaution against potential damage which may result. Proper research will be imperative in the creation of these arrangements. When in doubt, always consult a professional first.

Tonya Barnett

Tonya Barnett has been gardening for 13 years. Flowers are her passion. She has transformed her backyard into a cut flower garden, which she regularly chronicles on her YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/@tonyawiththeflowers.