Post # 1
We are just working on creating our center pieces. I am using the picture below as inspiration…and have access to tons of free curly willow sticks. I was just looking for some advice on how to keep the curly willow sticks submerged and some what straight! Has anyone does these before? Any suggestions?
Post # 2
danielleoh: Oh that’s so funny. I found this photo a while back and used it as my inspiration as well. I painted the sticks white (we used dogwood sticks because, well, it’s what I had available in the yard) and then attached small pieces of clear beachglass with jewelry wire (smallest gauge available) to keep them submerged. I got the beach glass from Michaels but dropped it on the floor a few times to break them into smaller pieces. Looks like I only have a picture of them without the glass on my phone, otherwise I’d let you see. 🙂
I think technically I bought white beachglass, but when it gets wet it sort of loses it’s color.
Post # 3
danielleoh: You can tie or glue a small weight to the bottom of the branches (rock, pebble,beach glass, fishing weight etc).
You can glue the branch to the bottom of the vase with waterproof glue.
You can use a florist frog in the bottom of the vase. It has needles or pins into which you stick the branches.
If you use this method you will want to cover the base of the vase with stones, glass or pebbles to hide the frog.
Some people also just nestle the branches into the base of pebbles or glass at the base of the vase.