Asked on Apr 02, 2017

How do I hide the stems in a Floral arrangement in a vase?

by Connie
I am putting a silk flower arangement in this vase for a friend. How do I hide the stems, since the vase is see through?

how do i hide the stems in a floral arrangement in a vase
  19 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 02, 2017

    Put glass stones inside.

  • Dowo Dowo on Apr 02, 2017

    I just made arrangements for a 50th anniversary celebration. I used clear vases so I wrapped the stems in tulle using the color that was in the color scheme and complemented the flowers. Then I added more tulle into the vase, turning the vase around and around while feeding the tulle into the sides of the vase. They turned out beautiful, if I do say so myself! For the smaller (ivy)bowls, I filled them using the "crinkled" gift bag filler then adding the flowers. Cute!

  • Connie Connie on Apr 02, 2017

    thank you!

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Apr 03, 2017

    I agree- its all about the ribbon! Have fun with it!

  • Steve Woodward Steve Woodward on Apr 03, 2017

    tin foil

  • Stacie Price-Crocker Stacie Price-Crocker on Apr 03, 2017

    Glass jems,pebbles and stones

  • Julia Hochhalter Julia Hochhalter on Apr 03, 2017

    Or just dip the bottom half of the vase in some paint. I see halfway painted vases all the time and they are just lovely!

  • I have seen florists wrap very large decorative leaves around the stems (kind of like variegated hostas).

  • Sto3665583 Sto3665583 on Apr 03, 2017

    Use a smaller vase inside the larger one. Fill the smaller vase with the arrangement and water, place inside larger one then fill around inside with a pretty filler, jelly beans, fake flower pteals, or whatever.

  • Susan Child Susan Child on Apr 04, 2017

    Vanilla coffee beans!! They have a nice scent of vanilla, and are a cheap vase filler you can use over & over again.

  • Marlene Haigh Marlene Haigh on Apr 04, 2017

    I took some flowers off the stems and put them inside the vase. Everyone has great ideas

  • Meredith Black Meredith Black on Apr 05, 2017

    I have put bubble wrap in the vase & sounds silly but looked good.

  • Linda Rutherford Linda Rutherford on Apr 05, 2017

    At Easter time, I use small plastic eggs.

  • CecileH CecileH on Apr 06, 2017

    When I owned my flower shop we used clear cellophane wrap the crinkly kind that we used to wrap gift baskets with. You can use it with fresh or silk flowers. Cut three or four pieces and crinkle them accordion style and wrap them around your hand then slide them into the vase to the bottom. If your vase is large like yours save time by adding a second shorter clear cylinder vase in the centre ( you can buy florist putty in the floral section of most good department stores-stick a piece on the bottom of the centre vase to keep it from shifting on you). This helps shape your arrangement as well. If you go into a florist they often will keep odds and sods of leaves they didn't need off of other silk arrangements and will often sell them to you for next to nothing. You could wind palm frawns around the vase and just dab the tiniest bit of glue stick to the length of the stem to hold it in place before putting in the cellophane. You don't see it so long as you use the clear! Good luck and be creative!

  • Pbu15938075 Pbu15938075 on Apr 06, 2017

    You received wonderful suggestions. The only few I could suggest, since you got the best ones is colour the water or scrunch coloured tissue In the vase..

  • Katria Katria on Apr 06, 2017

    Fill with crinkled tissue paper shaped into balls or lightweight filler like those you might find at Pier1. If they're inexpensive enough, I purchase them outright - like small rattan balls and faux moss - otherwise I look for ideas from places like Pottery Barn and then look for something similar. Example - fall decorations - I like pumpkins so I look for dried pumpino pods. Sometimes I use nuts - buckeyes are fun - acorns can be fun - look for wooden ones with real acorn caps. Spring decorations would likely go better with your vase. I'd look for round, light-colored rattan balls or other light colored and lightweight materials. Rocks, glass, etc. are too heavy for glass unless you find a way to fill in the middle around the stems. Some glass is strong enough but they get awfully heavy. Someone suggested another vase inside. Maybe consider a big-gulp size plastic cup - you can paint it if you want a solid color or cover with tissue and mod podge - doesn't really matter since you'll be covering it - then fill around the plastic cup inside the glass vase. Lots of great ideas in this thread! Enjoy!

  • Com21303369 Com21303369 on Apr 07, 2017

    Use fake moss or sea shells or wrap the stems in tule mini fake crystalls or colored water all can be bought at dollorama

  • Carolyn Curry Carolyn Curry on Apr 11, 2017

    Moss or marbles.

  • Roanne Roanne on Apr 26, 2017

    You can fill it up with artificial dirt.