"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck."
Decorating with silk flowers is a great way to add warmth to a drab space. A splash of color in just the right place makes any room more inviting.
Simulated water is a fast and easy way to get the look of real water in silk floral arrangements.
1) Place standing bottle of simulated water in pan with cap on tight. Fill pan with water to submerge bottle at least one-half to two-thirds of its height. Bring water to a boil and maintain heat to keep water boiling. Heat bottle for at least 15 minutes in boiling water enough to turn gel into liquid.
2) Turn off stove. Using tongs or mitts, carefully remove bottle from pan and place on counter. Place bottle upright.
3) Dispose of all the hot water from the pan into the sink. Return the empty pan to you stove on the hot burner.
4) Place your dry and clean vase into the still hot pan. This will warm the vase to get ready for pouring the simulated water. Slowly pour the entire contents of the bottle into the middle of each vase.
5) Using a mitt or other hand protection, remove the filled vase from the pan and place on counter. Do not tilt vase; keep level. You now have 15 minutes to make your arrangement. Be careful your vase will still be hot!
*If your finished arrangement has bubbles or if you titled the still liquid and you don't have a level fill line. It is easy to fix! Place your vase arrangement in a hot water bath for 15 minutes OR use a hair dryer to heat the glass, which heats the gel back into liquid. Once in a liquid state, bubbles will rise to the surface and pop. The liquid will then return to a gel state.*
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