How to Use Wine Glasses in Floral Decorating

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How to Use Wine Glasses in Floral Decorating
Wine glasses with a heavier bottom are more stable. (wine glasses image by cherie from Fotolia.com)

Accent your floral decorating with wine glasses. Wine glasses add a classy, elegant look to any display. The glasses come in various sizes, making many floral arrangements possible. For example, a large stemless glass is less likely to tip over, making it useful for water arrangements. You can use either real or fake flowers. Use fake flowers for more permanent displays and real flowers for temporary. Because wine glasses are breakable, place the arrangements in a low traffic area.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Gems or rocks
  • Fake flowers
  • Wire cutters
  • Fake ivy
  • Sand
  • Measuring cup
  • Water
  • Food colouring
  • Real flowers
  • Scissors

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place a handful of decorative rocks or gems inside of the wine glass. The weight helps weigh down the glass and adds decorative elements.

    How to Use Wine Glasses in Floral Decorating
    Small decorative gems come in many colours and shapes. (gems in hand image by cico from Fotolia.com)
  2. 2

    Wrap the bottom portion of a flower stem around the base of the stem of the glass. Only one loop of the flower's stem should go over the glass. Repeat with the other flowers.

    How to Use Wine Glasses in Floral Decorating
    Always use wire cutters when trimming fake flowers. (fake flowers image by timur1970 from Fotolia.com)
  3. 3

    Arrange the flowers as desired.

  4. 4

    Cut a piece of ivy 2 inches longer than the wine glass stem. Wrap it around the stem. Bend the wire at the top so it hooks around the top of the stem, holding the ivy in place.

  1. 1

    Pour half a cup of sand into a wine glass. Shake the glass slightly back and forth to even out the sand.

    How to Use Wine Glasses in Floral Decorating
    The sand decoration works well with beach, tropical or ocean themes. (sand ripples image by Greg Pickens from Fotolia.com)
  2. 2

    Insert the flower stems into the sand one at a time. Do not use more than three flowers.

    How to Use Wine Glasses in Floral Decorating
    Too large flowers can cause the glass to tip. Try smaller types like daisies. (Gentle red flower with large petals image by ssg from Fotolia.com)
  3. 3

    Arrange the flowers as desired. Make sure to distribute the weight evenly around the glass to prevent it from tipping over. For example, use two flowers of the same weight.

  1. 1

    Pour half a cup of water into a wine glass. This craft works best with wine glasses that do not have stems.

    How to Use Wine Glasses in Floral Decorating
    A snifter also works well. (cognac image by Tamara Kulikova from Fotolia.com)
  2. 2

    Drop two to three drops of food colouring into the water. Use any colour. The colour should match the flowers and other decor

  3. 3

    Drop five or six petals into the water. You can also place small flowers in the water. If you use real flowers with stems, the stems will soak up the coloured water and cause the petals to change colours.

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