Archive for February, 2015

4 Unique Ways to Decorate with Glass Terrariums

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Glass terrariums are a gorgeous way to add detail to any event décor. They come in a variety of shapes, each offering a clear surface that blends well with any color scheme or theme. If you are trying to find creative ways to use terrariums in your event, we can help. Read on to discover five unique ways to use glass terrariums in your next event!

Pear Glass Terrarium

Along with apple shaped terrariums, you can also try pears!

Create a Whimsical Setting with Candlelight

Terrariums look gorgeous when they glow! Try adding a tealight or an LED candle to make your terrarium light up. LED candles are appealing because they can be used with other décor items inside the terrarium. Add a bed of leaves, flower petals or fabric then place your LED candle right on top. When decorating for an outdoor event, consider hanging from tree branches at different levels for a more enchanting backdrop. You can even maintain a natural theme by choosing our glass apple terrariums.

Combine Classic Glass with Modern Colors

Sticking with the illumination theme, you can also use glass terrariums to create fun party lighting. Instead of a candle, try placing a Floralyte inside each terrarium. Floralytes come in a rainbow of colors so you have more options. Choose two or three or go for a rainbow effect! This is a great choice when decorating for birthday parties, bachelorette parties or any event you want to be more upbeat and exciting!

When using a Floralyte, make sure you add other décor to “hide” the bulb. Flowers, tissue paper, leaves, fabric, diamond confetti or anything that fits the tone of your event. Styles like our 3” by 9” hanging terrarium is a good choice when using smaller filler.

Round Glass Terrariums

Round terrariums work with almost any style or theme.

Turn Glass Terrariums into Seasonal Décor

Terrariums are a perfect choice for seasonal décor because they are so easy to customize. Try adding a twig with pine needles, small pine cones, faux snow, holly berries or other wintry items for a Christmas display. Switch things up with tiny bunny figurines, butterflies or blossoms for Easter. Transform your terrarium into a Valentine’s Day decoration by adding red fabric or tissue paper, hearts, roses and other romantic items.

Build a Miniature Scene Inside Glass Terrariums

One of the most unique ways to dress up your glass terrariums is to turn them into miniature scenes. Add a layer of moss, faux snow or fabric to match the scene then start decorating. Tiny trees, flowers and other accessories can be used to create something that looks realistic. Try using miniature railroad accessories to put the finishing touches on your terrarium scene.  Terrariums with flat bottoms, like our round hanging terrariums, are best for mini scenes.

Accenting Your Event Décor with Centerpiece Mirrors

Thursday, February 12th, 2015
Heart Shaped Mirror

A heart centerpiece mirror offers a unique shape for decor placement.

Centerpiece mirrors are a gorgeous way to accent your event décor. The key is choosing the right shape and size for your display. Whether you’re building the perfect wedding centerpiece or trying to draw attention to your accent décor, these simple event accessories are very eye-catching. Mirrors will add depth through reflection so your finished arrangement looks bigger, fuller and more detailed. How can you incorporate centerpiece mirrors in your event décor?

Match the Mirror Shape with Your Vase or Base

Centerpiece mirrors come in many shapes, although the most popular are round and square. When selecting the ideal shape, make sure you find something that is similar to the vase or base of your décor. This is especially important when building a centerpiece that will be the main focal point on your tables. If you use a block vase, then use a square mirror. If you are using something round like a cylinder or bud vase, then a round mirror is an ideal choice. If you are building something with smaller components rather than one big focal point, then you can experiment with other shapes. Try an octagon, heart, oval or placemat mirror. You can try placing objects off center to complement the wider and narrower parts and profile of the mirror.

Plain Mirrors vs. Detailed Mirrors

Patterned Round Mirror

A patterned mirror adds more detail to a display.

Some centerpiece mirrors include extra details like a scalloped edge or pattern. Others include a plain silver surface. So which is going to work best with your centerpiece or accent décor? A lot depends on the style of your décor. Plain mirrors as well as those with a beveled edge are ideal for arrangements that will show less of the mirror. On the other hand, if you are using a narrow vase or something that will show more surface area, then a detailed accessory like our round patterned mirror is a great choice.

Sizing Your Centerpiece Mirrors

You have many sizes to choose from when searching for centerpiece mirrors. Make sure the mirror is large enough to show around the edges of your vase or base. After all, you want some reflection to be visible. A large mirror works with a narrower vase that will include a full, cascading bouquet. If you are going for something simpler with a narrow vase and just a couple of roses or a slim branch, then a wider mirror might be too much. Balance visual appeal by using a mirror that grabs attention without distracting from your décor.

Introducing the Newest & Most Realistic Flameless Candles You Can Use at Your Next Event!

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

 

Motion Flame Pillars

Motion flame candles

Flameless candles have become a popular alternative to traditional wax candles. Wax luminaries are lovely, but they can be a fire hazard. Not to mention the smoke they produce and wax melt off which can pool around the candle and ruin tablecloths and décor. The biggest problem many people had with going flameless was the fact that some of the older versions didn’t quite capture the visual beauty of an actual glowing wick. Our motion flame timer candles have arrived and offer a functional wax alternative that looks amazing and moves!

5" Motion Flame Candle

5″ motion flame pillar in ivory

Motion Flame Candles vs. Other Flameless Candles

Other flameless LED candle models use a flickering light effect to recreate the movement of real fire. While this can work in some settings, it is still very limited. The light typically dances within the bulb or faux flame attached to the top of the candle. It is still contained so it doesn’t actually appear to flicker like a real wax candle does. The shadows cast might look convincing, but a head on view will reveal that it’s just an imitation.

Our motion flame candles offer a solution to this problem by giving actual motion to the faux flame. A tapered light stands up over the center of the candle, surrounded by wavy rims that appear partially melted. When turned on, the “flame” visibly moves. It is not stuck within a bulb or cap but actually, physically moves so the light changes shape – just like a natural flame would!

What Can You Do with Motion Flame Candles?

6" Motion Flame Pillars

6″ motion flame candles in ivory

Anything you can do with a wax candle you can do with our motion flame candles! In fact they are even more versatile thanks to their flameless design and convenient features. Add them to any candleholder or set them directly on furniture. Since there’s no melted wax or flame, you never have to worry about damage to wood, fabrics or other nearby surfaces. You can also place them close to objects you wouldn’t normally place a lit wax candle next to.

Our motion flame candles come in a variety of sizes with an amber LED and built-in timer that turns them on for five hours then off for 19. 3 AAA batteries provide power so you don’t have to have an electrical outlet free. They produce no smoke, only beautiful, natural looking candlelight. Try them at your next event and discover the many benefits of realistic flameless candles!