Floating Flowers and Candle Centerpieces for Valentine’s Day
I’m a candlelight person! I love lighting candles every night to envelop my husband in the warm bosom of the night. I love lighting candles while having dinner, I love lighting candles to meditate in the beauty of the world, and my candles are always shining on Valentine’s Day! Probably many of you have felt those words deeply, and recalled their special tradition of lighting candles to celebrate romantic nights. For all Valentine’s candle lovers, we’re introducing to you some cheerful and romantic ideas to decorate your home with floating flowers and candles.
A scented ambiance and dim lighting are essential for quietness and relaxation, so you will probably need to add such centerpieces on many tables. To set a centerpiece for your dining table, you must consider the size of the table to determine the type of items you will use. Large tables accept different types of centerpieces including large bowls of floating candles and tall vases. Glass votives will provide lots of options as they come in different sizes & shapes. Scented candles and rose petals in red and pink are essential for setting up the arrangement. You can use berries, heart shaped accessories, plastic greenery, artificial flowers, sea shells and even sparkling gravels at the bottom of the bowl. Some people use crystals; they are perfect for classic style homes and in that case you can match the color of the crystals with that of the flowers.
Using simple glassware, bowls, short vases and plates is a budget-friendly idea. You can buy a few heart shaped dishes and show your creation with some flowers picked up from your garden. Candles too can be made at home if you have heart-like molds. If you use vases and long, cylindrical votives, you can do cute things with some common candles like those you use when the light goes out. Place a few stones in the vase then some flowers or rose petals – you can also use plastic flowers, green branches and berries – and fill the vase with cold water. Don’t forget to leave a few centimeters above for the candles. After you heat up the wax till it melts, pour a layer on top of the water in each vase then place a short wick in the middle and wait till it hardens. You can follow the same steps to make any shape you like in several types of glassware.