Wow! It’s been a long time since I’ve shared any of my floral design work on my blog…not since I’ve moved to this new site anyway. But I have a few projects that I’ve been wanting to share with you. I’m calling these projects my “After the Wedding” projects because they show ways you can use up all of the vases you may have purchased for your wedding.
Eiffel Tower Vases are still a very popular choice for wedding flowers. They are great on reception tables because you can have a large, dramatic floral arrangement but because they are so tall your guests can see one another across the table. And as you can see in the photo above from Florists’ Review Magazine’s website you can also have smaller arrangements under the towers.
But what do you do if you’ve purchased 28 tower vases for your wedding? Once the wedding is over you can pack them up and wait for one of your cousins to need them but then you have to store them somewhere.
What if you were to use them for another big occasion? A baby shower perhaps?
And in this case a baby shower for a baby girl!
Which is exactly the occasion I’ve made over this vase for.
I used Design Master Spray Paint in Perfect Pink to change the vase from clear to a sweet, baby girl pink.
Make sure to use alcohol or window cleaner to clean the vase before spraying. Yes, the spray paint can scratch off but it will hold up quite nicely for an occasion such as this if treated relatively gently.
And here is my tip for arranging flowers in an Eiffel Tower Vase – put a bit of hot glue on the end of a wooden dowel and insert it into a STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam ball.
Insert the dowel down into the vase and you are ready to go! No dishes to tape in place and the whole vase stays upright more easily.
A great way to eat up some space while adding to the design is to include a really big bow like this one. I used a pre-made bow and added the tulle pouf to the center. This adds a focal point and reduces the number of flowers needed for the arrangement.
Perhaps a butterfly or two for good measure?
Don’t worry about making one for each table at the shower – A couple of these on the buffet table would be nice.
And now you’ve decreased your stash of Eiffel Tower vases. :)