Helpful tips

What to put with floating candles?

What to put with floating candles?

What to put in your floating candle centerpieces? Line the bottom of a bowl with decorative stones, multi-colored mini river rocks, marbles, etc. Set flowers, petals and leaves adrift between the candles, for a divine miniature indoor pond effect.

Do I use real or fake flowers for floating candles?

Use faux orchids or your favorite silk flowers from Afloral.com for your DIY wedding centerpiece. Afloral brides have spoken and if there is a silk flower favorite it is definetly the submerged orchid centerpiece. You can create this look in just a few simple steps.

Will fake flowers float in water?

The regular silk petals do not float in water, they will gently sink to the bottom. This works well if you want to fill a vase of water with petals (just rinse the darker colors first).

Do floating candles melt in water?

A floating candle can go almost wherever there is water! The 2″ floating candles can burn up to 4-5 hours, and 3” can burn up to 8-10 hours!

Do you put water in floating candles?

A floating candle is a candle that when placed in water displaces more water by weight than the weight of the candle. So when it’s placed in water it floats! Votive or Pillar candles would not be able to float even though they displace water because they are top heavy, so they would tip into the water.

What flowers look best submerged in water?

Some plants that maintain their form well when submerged are roses, tulips, lilies, ferns, hydrangeas, and cherry blossom branches. Any type of glass vases work well, but I personally think tall cylinders and fishbowls look the best for a DIY submerged flower centerpiece.

What’s the difference between floating candles and regular candles?

A floating candle is a candle that when placed in water displaces more water by weight than the weight of the candle. So when it’s placed in water it floats! However, not every candle can float! These candles usually come in a multitude of colors, are unscented, and are normally available in 2” and 3” diameter.