Things You'll Need
- Giant martini glass
- Votive candles
- Floral foam
- Floating candles
- Flower petals
- Glass gems or stones
Giant martini glasses make attractive centerpieces for almost any occasion. These oversized glasses allow for plenty of space, and you can fill them with virtually anything to suit your needs. Since the large glasses already attract the guests due to their novelty size, you can impress them even more by being creative. In order to begin making your giant martini centerpieces, you will need to have a theme in mind to coordinate them to match the party or event.
Fill the martini glass with potpourri. Buy a large bag of potpourri or make your own for the special occasion. Place votive candles in the glass, and then add the potpourri to add depth.
Make a floral arrangement in the martini glass. Insert floral foam into the glass to hold the flowers, and place them carefully into the floral foam. Wrap a piece of fabric around the glass to hide the floral foam, or line the inside of the martini glass with fabric before adding the floral foam.
Place floating candles and flower petals in the martini glass. Sit the martini glass on the table where you want it located, and fill it with water. Add floating candles and flower petals to the water, and color coordinate them to fit your theme. Insert colorful gems and stones into the bottom of the martini glass to add flare.
Fill the martini glass with candy. Use colors that match the theme of the party, or use candies that add interest and variety to the glasses. This centerpiece will double as a candy dish for the table.
Place olives in the giant martini glass. Set toothpicks beside the glass to allow guests to enjoy the olives. You may want to consider placing the martini glass in a bowl of ice to keep the olives chilled.
Place fruit in the centerpiece. Make a fruit basket inside each martini glass. This will provide a healthy option for the guests, and it will add natural color to the table.
Clean the centerpieces with antibacterial soap and water before adding eatables.
Angela LaFollette holds a Bachelor of Arts in advertising with a minor in political science from Marshall University. LaFollette found her passion for writing during an internship as a reporter for "The West Virginia Standard" in 2007. She has more than six years of writing experience and specializes in topics in garden and pets.