How do I weigh down the bottoms of silk florals in the vase?

Lisa  Anne
by Lisa Anne

How do I keep silk floral “filler” to stay in place ? Examples....sand, river rocks, pebbles? I want weight in the vases, before I do the arrangement. Any other tips on how to make artificial flower arrangements?

  8 answers
  • Nan W. Nan W. on Jan 05, 2020

    Lisa Anne: any of those fillers would work... and they all should stay in place. I have had very good luck with a filler like this!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jan 05, 2020

    Hi Lisa,

    Visit the dollar store and pick out some marbles, they usually have a nice selection. Amazon also has a good selection.

  • Deb K Deb K on Jan 05, 2020

    Hi Lisa Anne, you can use anything you want as a filler, and if it is for a clear vase, there are a ton of lovely items at the dollar stores . Anything from , marbles, to stones, or sand or plastic beads, pick your colors (or not) and arrange your picks! You could even pick your own rocks for this if you want to. And there is also a variety of mosses out there as well, you can use it at the top of the other filler to make it look really natural. I have attached a link with some really cool ideas, hope you enjoy checking them out!

  • Is your vase clear? If it's not clear, could you use floral foam? This won't give you much weight but it will hold your stems in place.

  • E s desanna E s desanna on Jan 05, 2020

    If the vase is not clear, non-clumping kitty litter works great.

  • Em Em on Jan 05, 2020

    Any of the above you mentioned will work. Sand is the easiest to push floral picks into.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jan 05, 2020

    I hate the feel of floral foam, so I rarely use it. Pebbles, glass (like the ovals of glass at the dollar store), shredded paper like you use in gift bags, are all options.

  • Lisa  Anne Lisa Anne on Jan 05, 2020

    Thanks so much! I didn’t make myself clear. I know what to buy. But do not know how to keep the marbles, rocks ect from moving on the bottom of the vase.