I used a few sprigs of deep red berries that grow wild on our property, but perhaps you would like to use a sprig of juniper or colorful grasses; feel free to experiment! The method I'll show you here is basic (sort of a master recipe) and you can do anything you want with it afterwards. All right, so here's step one:
You begin with a clear glass vase (I bought this one for $1 at Wal-Mart), a little handful of aquarium or craft rocks (just enough to fill the vase about 1 to 1 1/2 inches), and a few sprigs of whatever you wish.
Next, fill the vase with your rocks.
Turn the vase on its side, shaking the rocks down a little, and begin poking in your sprigs, making sure that all the stem-ends are touching the bottom of the vase.
When you turn the vase over, the rocks should fall to the bottom, covering the sprig-ends and thus holding them secure. Now you just fill with water and, "hey presto", you have a lovely floating berry display! The water will keep your berries or flowers fresh for quite a while, but you have to remember to replace the water often (at least once every two days) in order to keep it fresh.
I hope that you can find the opportunity to create one of these floating beauties. It's really fun and the results are elegant indeed!
Tata for now!