Since I am apparently a huge fan of river rock, I thought I would dedicate a Cylinder Thursday to it. River rock comes in all different colors, you saw it last week in white. It is easy to find at craft stores or wholesale floral shops, or online. It is a versatile decorating material that adds color and texture and earthiness, and it couldn't be easier to work with!
Here are the steps to creating today's cylinder, definitely not Rocket Science!
1. Put desired amount of river rock in bottom of cylinder.
2. Fill with water.
3. Top with candle.
River rock makes a great base for floral, because it can secure stems to keep the flowers from floating up (or hide the washers tied to the stems to keep them from floating up.) Here is some lily grass wrapped inside the cylinder. Our goal for this retirement party was to echo the feel of the Mississippi River banks, since the party was at the Harriet Island Pavilion in St. Paul, right on the river.
Here I have grouped three cylinders together, some have the lily grass, some do not. You can see how the river rock provides a nice contrast to the white table linens.