How to Make a Floating Candle Centerpiece

Light up your wedding with glowing submersible centerpieces.  Learn how to make a floating candle centerpiece with this easy to follow DIY video. Use faux orchids or your favorite silk flowers from Afloral.com for your DIY wedding centerpiece.

Step 1: Measure your orchid stem by holding it against your cylinder vase.  Trim the excess stem with wire cutters. 
TIP- Submerge one of the flower heads in water for 24 hours prior to your event to be sure the dye does not bleed into the water. 
Step 2: Pour vase filler into the bottom of the cylinder vase, approximately three inches.  Next turn on the LED lights and add them to the bottom of the vase. 
TIP- The LED lights cannot be turned on/off once they are in the vase so do this right before the event. 
Step 3: Add the flowers to the vase.  Pour distilled water into the vase, leave about two inches at the top of the vase for the floating candle. 
TIP- Arrange the vases on the table before you add the water, they will be heavy!
Step 4: Place the floating candle on the top of the water and light.  You now have a stunning floral centerpiece that will light up your even tables!

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Silk Flower Phalaenopsis Orchids in Fuchsia Purple - 37" Tall
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Silk orchids, such as this phalaenopsis orchid stem in a bright fuchsia color, are a beautiful choice for weddings. Flowers have a wax coating for a more realistic look and feel. Perfect for a beach wedding or a submersible centerpiece!

  • Fuchsia Purple
  • 37" Tall x 3-4" Blooms
  • Wax Coated Silk
  • Flowering Portion is 16" Long
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  • Artificial Phalaenopsis Orchids
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Soft Latex Phalaenopsis Orchid in Purple- 36" Tall
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  • Purple
  • 36" Tall x 3-4" Blooms
  • Soft Latex, Submersible
  • Flowering Portion 14" Long
  • 9 Blooms and 3 Buds
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Blue Dendrobium Orchid Spray
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Stunning wax coated dendrobium orchid stem in violet purple blue and purple. The perfect way to bring the tropics to your destination wedding!

  • Violet Purple with Blue Tones
  • 35.5" Tall
  • 8 Blooms, 2.5-3" Wide
  • Wax Coated Silk
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Phalaenopsis Artificial Orchid Spray in White - 36" Tall
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Phalaenopsis Orchid Spray in White. Phalaenopsis Orchids are a great way to bring the tropics to your event and add an exotic effect. Perfect to add to any arrangement.

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Phalaenopsis Orchid Spray in Cream Green with Purple Highlights - 31in. Tall
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Phalaenopsis orchid spray in cream with pink highlights. Stunning, large orchid in cream has touches of purple for a more realistic look. Full, exotic stem has petals that are soft to the touch for realistic texture.

  • Cream with Pink Highlights
  • 31" Tall
  • 7 Blooms, 2.5-3" Blooms
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  • Flowering Portion is 12" Long
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White Faux Phalaenopsis Orchid Spray
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Add a splash of color and a touch of the tropics to your flower designs with this wax coated mini phalaenopsis orchid stem in classic white. Perfect for submersible arrangements.

  • White
  • 26" Tall
  • 8 Open Blooms, 1.5-2.5" Wide
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White Cascading Faux Phalaenopsis Orchid Spray
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Get faux white wedding flowers like this beautiful phalaenopsis orchid spray in white with yellow centers. Perfect to add a dramatic touch to a tropical home arrangement, or use to give your DIY bouquet a gorgeous cascading effect!

  • White
  • 42" Tall 
  • 9 Blooms, 3.25-4.25"
  • Flowering Portion is 18" Long
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Clear Glass Cylinder Vase Wedding Decoration - 5" Tall x 5" Wide
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Clear glass cylinder vase. Perfect to fill with stones or gems, even submersible lighting. A simple wedding decoration that goes a long way.

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  • 5" Tall x 5" Wide
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Clear Glass Cylinder Vase - 10" Tall x 6" Wide
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Clear glass cylinder vase. Perfect to fill with stones or gems, even submersible lighting.

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  • 10" Tall x 6" Wide
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  • Clear
  • 12" Tall x 5" Wide
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Clear Glass Cylinder Vase - 18" Tall x 5" Wide
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Clear glass cylinder vase. Perfect to fill with stones or gems, even submersible lighting. Great to use as a floor vase, too.

  • Clear
  • 18" Tall x 5" Wide x 4.5" Opening
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Small Crushed Glass Vase Filler in White - 2.8 lb
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Fill your glass cylinder vases with these small white crushed glass pieces and add silk flowers for a simple yet beautiful centerpiece arrangement.

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White Crushed Glass Vase Filler
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Beautiful crushed glass vase filler in white. Fill your glass vases with these white crushed glass pieces and add your favorite silk flowers for a simple yet gorgeous centerpiece arrangement!

  • White
  • 2.8 lb (46 oz)
  • Container is 6" Tall x 4" Wide
  • Pieces Measure 1/8" to 1/4" Wide

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Pink Crushed Glass Vase Filler - 2.8 lb

Pink Crushed Glass Vase Filler - 2.8 lb

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  • Pink
  • 2.8 lb (46 oz)
  • Container is 6" Tall x 4" Wide
  • Pieces Measure 1/8" - 1/4" Wide
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Gold Crushed Glass Vase Filler - 2.8 lb
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Fill your glass vases with these metallic gold crushed glass pieces and add silk flowers for a simple yet beautiful centerpiece arrangement.

  • Gold
  • 2.8 lb (46 oz)
  • Container is 6" Tall x 4" Wide
  • Pieces Measure 1/8" to 1/4" Wide

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Silver Crushed Glass Vase Filler - 2.8 lb
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Fill your glass vases with these silver crushed glass pieces and add silk flowers for a simple yet beautiful centerpiece arrangement.

  • Silver
  • 2.8 lb (46 oz)
  • Container is 6" Tall x 4" Wide
  • Pieces Measure 1/8" to 1/4" Wide

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Clear Vase Filler or Table Scatter Raindrops - 1 lb
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Decorative and beautiful clear vase filler raindrops make a great centerpiece accent. Use these bright gems to fill vases or scatter them on tabletops for a pretty presentation at any occasion.

  • Clear
  • 1 lb (16 oz) Bulk Container

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Silver Gems for Vase Fillers and Table Scatter
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Decorative and beautiful, silver vase filler raindrops make a great DIY centerpiece accent. Use these shiny silver gems to fill vases or scatter them on tabletops for a pretty presentation at any occasion.

  • Silver
  • 1 lb (16 oz) 
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Mini Glass Beads Vase Filler in Cobalt Blue
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Get vase fillers for your DIY wedding or home decor centerpieces, like this cobalt blue mini glass bead vase filler. These blue glass beads mixed with other colors are great for table scatter and submersible flower arrangements for extra beauty!

  • Cobalt Blue
  • 7 oz Bag (.5 lb)
  • Beads Measure up to 1/8" Wide

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    Glitter Glass Vase Filler in Gold - 2.8 lb

    Glitter Glass Vase Filler in Gold - 2.8 lb

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    Beautiful glitter glass vase filler in gold. These pieces of glittered gold glass are perfect for your vase arrangements, or as table scatter to add a sparkling accent to your wedding decorations.

    • Gold
    • 2.8 lb (46 oz)
    • Container is 6" Tall x 4" Wide
    • Glittered Glass

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    Assorted Rose and Clear Glass Gems Vase Filler
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    Create romantic DIY wedding vase arrangements that you can use later for home decor with this glass gem vase filler in assorted sizes. This mix of clear and rose blush gems are perfect for table scatter and submersible centerpieces!

    • 2 lb per Bag

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    Assorted Glass Gems Vase Filler in Clear White
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    Get vase fillers for your DIY wedding or home decor centerpieces, like these beautiful clear and white glass gems in assorted sizes. Great for table scatter and submersible flower arrangements for extra beauty!

    • Clear and White
    • 42 oz per Bag (2.6 lb)
    • Assorted Sizes

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    Sea Glass Vase Filler in Frosted Light Pink - 1 lb Bag
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    Fill your glass vases with these light pink crushed sea glass pieces and add silk flowers for a simple yet beautiful centerpiece arrangement.

    • Frosted Light Pink with Slight Iridescent Look
    • 1 lb Bag
    • 70 Pieces, 1" Wide x .25" Depth
    • Each Piece is Unique, Sizes and Colors May Vary

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    Beach Glass Vase Filler in Peach Sand Color
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    Get vase fillers for your DIY beach wedding or home decor centerpieces, like this beach glass in peach sand coloring. These beautiful glass pieces are perfect for table scatter and submersible flower arrangements to add beauty!

    • Sand Color
    • 1 lb per Bag
    • Glass Vase Filler

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    Submersible LED Floralytes in White - 12 Pack - 1-1/8in. Wide  x 1in. Tall
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    Make your event shine with these beautiful white LED Floralytes that are totally submersible. Creatively placed throughout the table setting, colored lights will "WOW" your guests and make your event most memorable.

    • White
    • Each Light is 1" Tall x 1-1/8" Wide 
    • 12 per Box
    • Up to 24 Hours of Light
    • Twist Base On / Off
    • Batteries Included
    • Open and remove paper slip on battery to activate

    WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD. This item contains small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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    Warm White Submersible LED Lights
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    Make your event shine with these beautiful warm white LED Floralytes that are totally submersible. Use in floral vases for brilliantly illuminating designs. Creatively placed throughout the table setting, colored lights will "WOW" your guests.

    • Warm White
    • Each Light is 1" Tall x 1-1/8" Wide 
    • 12 per Box
    • Up to 24 Hours of Light
    • Twist Base On / Off
    • Batteries Included
    • Open and remove paper slip on battery to activate

    WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD. This item contains small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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    Submersible LED Floralytes in Purple
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    Make your event shine with these beautiful purple LED Floralytes that are totally submersible. Use in floral vases for brilliantly illuminating designs. Creatively placed throughout the table setting, colored lights will "WOW" your guests and make your event most memorable.

    • Purple
    • Each Light is 1" Tall x 1-1/8" Wide
    • 12 per Box
    • Up to 24 Hours of Light
    • Twist Base On / Off
    • Batteries Included 
    • Open and remove paper slip on battery to activate

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    Mini Submersible LED Tornado Acolyte Lights in White - 6.5' Long
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    Make your event shine with these Tornado Acolyte LED tiny, bright white lights on a flexible wire string. These white LED submersible lights are perfect to add brilliant illumination to vases, floral centerpieces, and more DIY wedding decorations!

    • 20 Bulbs per String
    • Includes 2 replaceable CR2032, Batteries Included
    • Twist On / Off, remove insert before use
    • 6.5' Long 
    • Completely Submersible, waterproof battery case

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    6 Per Pack White Floating Candles - 3" Wide
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    Floating white disc candle. Neutral and beautiful, these floating candles are the perfect way to finish a water based centerpiece and DIY submersible arrangements.

    • White
    • 3" Wide
    • 6 Candles Per Pack
    • Approximately 5 hours of burn time

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    2in. Diameter Floating White Disc Candle - 6 per Pack
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    Neutral and beautiful, these white floating disc candles are the perfect way to finish a submersible water based centerpiece.

    • White
    • 2" Wide
    • 6 per Pack

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    Floating Disc Candles in White - 8 Per Pack
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    Use these white disc floating candles in small centerpiece vases, or at the top of a submersible arrangement for added romance and ambiance. We recommend testing the candles to be sure, as burn time will vary slightly.

    • White
    • 1.75" Wide
    • 8 per Pack
    • Unscented
    • Burn Time is Approximately 2 Hours
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