Jennifer wrote in asking about this simple centerpiece I put together for a wedding shower. Her wedding is in a month and she's finalizing details of her centerpieces and wondered how to put these together.
This centerpiece is created in a short, square vase found at places like Walmart. You can do one of three things to achieve this:
1. Place the flowers in FIRST, then slide the lemon slices in and arrange. Plan on using one or more lemons per vase. You want to fill the space up with slices, eliminating wiggle room.
2. Find a smaller vase to sit INSIDE the larger vase. Put the flower stems in the smaller vase and slide the lemons in between the smaller vase and the larger one to create a boundary. Be careful in not filling the vase too full or the water will overflow. Go with less water in the beginning. You can always add more.
3. A new technique to achieve this look is using jello as vase filler. Use a clear jello (white grape). Let it firm up quite a bit, then slide in the slices. Jello is a great way to add an additional color to the vase as well.
Hope this helps! Jennifer, we'd love to see photos of your beautiful wedding!