Comments on: Plaster Flower Votives http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/plaster-flower-votives/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:14:15 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: K.J. http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/plaster-flower-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-7659485 K.J. Sun, 19 Jun 2016 19:18:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40011#comment-7659485 These are gorgeous, as are your photos! I am so excited to have a chance to try these, but must get more flowers first! Am I right in thinking that these were done with silk/fabric flowers? I know there are very few plastic flowers available now, but would plastic be a good material to use even if found? (Perhaps they cannot be “manipulated” enough to shape … even though you said stiff petals are better?!?)
Thanks for sharing these beautiful creations!

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By: Haley http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/plaster-flower-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-7617262 Haley Thu, 02 Jun 2016 21:57:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40011#comment-7617262 What size flowers heads work best to fit the tea light in the middle? I’d like to give these a try. What size flowers has everyone used?

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By: JESSICA http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/plaster-flower-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-7518851 JESSICA Sun, 10 Apr 2016 07:54:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40011#comment-7518851 Hello~
I really love the ideas and I tried to make one today!
But turned out its really hard to achieve such a smooth effect!
And the plaster of paris turn into solid very quickly!
I wonder how is the rescale of water and plaster should be to achieve your effect?

Thank you and keep sharing your wonderful crafting idea!:)

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By: Michelle http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/plaster-flower-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-7482940 Michelle Fri, 18 Mar 2016 15:41:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40011#comment-7482940 Love it

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By: Michelle http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/plaster-flower-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-7482938 Michelle Fri, 18 Mar 2016 15:39:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40011#comment-7482938 Like to learn more plaster of Paris ideas

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By: Cat http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/plaster-flower-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-7453978 Cat Mon, 29 Feb 2016 00:10:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40011#comment-7453978 I made these this afternoon and they turned out lovely! I did a trial to see how they would come out — so happy with the results. Thinking about spray painting some of them gold to match the décor for my wedding. Thank you for the idea and the tutorial!

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By: Therese http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/plaster-flower-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-7452784 Therese Sat, 27 Feb 2016 11:07:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40011#comment-7452784 My plaster just wouldn’t stick to the flowers. I was having a Pinterest fail time. Was it to thick? Did you dunk them then let set then re dunk ? Thanks

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By: ig http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/plaster-flower-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-7442459 ig Fri, 19 Feb 2016 07:15:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40011#comment-7442459 It’s actually a great and useful piece of information. I’m happy that you shared this useful info with
us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

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By: Melissa http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/plaster-flower-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-7432920 Melissa Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:14:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40011#comment-7432920 This project was a total fail. I’m so bummed. I could not get the flowers covered with the plaster so the silk flowers ended up being very visible. Also, the plaster was drying and crumbling as I was trying to shape the center with a tealight. What a waste of time, money and materials :(

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By: Drupal Websites http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/plaster-flower-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-7336421 Drupal Websites Fri, 30 Oct 2015 09:52:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40011#comment-7336421 Incredibly it done – I’m in love!

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By: Allison http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/plaster-flower-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-7312361 Allison Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:51:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40011#comment-7312361 I LOVE this idea for my wedding – I also want to have flowers floating in water in tall vases – do you think the plaster would come off if I also put them in water?

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By: Vickie http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/plaster-flower-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-7289137 Vickie Fri, 02 Oct 2015 01:25:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40011#comment-7289137 PS
We live in a house we call our Treehouse too (in Auburn, Alabama)

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By: Vickie http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/plaster-flower-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-7289135 Vickie Fri, 02 Oct 2015 01:24:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40011#comment-7289135 LOVE this!! I would love to make these for Christmas gifts for my friends at my office! I have an idea to tint the plaster…if it works, I’ll let you know!

Vickie
Surf, pin, create

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By: Kathleen http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/plaster-flower-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-7136738 Kathleen Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:42:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40011#comment-7136738 This is such a great looking project! I tried it this day together with my mom. We had five flowers, but only two daisys went well. The other three were unfortunately a total mess. With how many flowers did you start and how many went well?
I think I’ll try it one day again but for today it’s enough ;)
Yours Kathleen

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By: Joyce Dour http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/plaster-flower-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-7128832 Joyce Dour Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:20:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40011#comment-7128832 These sare amazing…what color did you use for these…really stunning!!!

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By: Sarah O'Neill http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/plaster-flower-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-6937843 Sarah O'Neill Tue, 26 May 2015 17:24:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40011#comment-6937843 Is the plaster safe to be used around an open flame?

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By: Clarissa Traub http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/plaster-flower-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-6881510 Clarissa Traub Thu, 14 May 2015 01:41:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40011#comment-6881510 I’m planning on making these for my wedding! What dye did you use for these? Pink? Tan?

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By: Cathy http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/plaster-flower-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-6869004 Cathy Mon, 11 May 2015 22:24:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40011#comment-6869004 These are so pretty! One of the other commenters commented they looked vintage-y and she’s right.
I’ve seen liquid porcelain in Michaels. Have you tried it?
What about putting even more water in and dipping more than once? Not really sure that would make a difference.
Just something to think about: most tealights are a standard size (not always but mostly always). Once you’ve finished the dipping you could put the plastic cup in right away and then can keep changing out the tealight without disturbing the petals. Give it a little wiggle room, though, as the cups can get old looking and you might want to change them out at some stage.
Can’t wait to see more of your experimenting.
All the best,
Cathy

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By: Cathy http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/plaster-flower-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-6868975 Cathy Mon, 11 May 2015 22:14:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40011#comment-6868975 Hi Wendy,
I was going to ask the question about turning the flower upside down and if that would help keep the petals upright. Your suggestions were great!
The only thing I can see with the shallow bowl is it would have to have a flat bottom or the flower wouldn’t sit straight on a table or wherever.
As for turning upside down, how would you do this? The flower would have to be not touching anything. I was thinking when you make taper candles you hang or tie the wick cord over a pencil or whatever. It pays to talk or “write” things out.
Instead of shortening the stems of the flowers keep a decent length of stem and when ready to hang wrap the stem around the pencil or whatever. Again, we’d have to make sure the plastic cup of the tealight would still fit. AND, again again, need to have the bottom of the flower flat and hanging it upside down wouldn’t work for that.
Well, darn, talked myself out of that pretty quickly. Maybe your idea of the bowl is the best thought.
Thanks for sharing.

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By: Ellabelle http://www.designmom.com/2013/08/plaster-flower-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-6852218 Ellabelle Sat, 09 May 2015 02:59:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=40011#comment-6852218 you inspired me to make my own wreaths using these gorgeous flowers! Let me know what you think :)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/196193740/front-door-wreath-to-impress-your-guests?ref=pr_shop

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