Post # 1
so im new to this..site… …so i could use all the help and opionions i can gett!!
I have deceided not to have flowers…1..im allergic to pollin and flowers ..and 2 my mother is a serious tree hugger!! lol ..but i love her..so i deceided to do manzanits trees..or branches…so check them out and lemme know..what youll think.. 🙂
Post # 3
I’m not much of a fan of the big flower balls. I think it would look nicer with more individual flower attached to the tree branches and no balls.
Post # 4
I think it looks gorgeous and congrats on finishing your first DIY project!
Post # 5
@floridabeachbride: I agree about the balls. The orchids are beautiful though.
Are you going to do any candles or anything like that? Or have you thought about hanging candles from the branches?
Post # 6
I love the look of the small blossoms on the branches-maybe a few more small blosssoms? Your centerpieces will look great with some votive candles underneath.
Maybe you could use the larger balls somewhere else-lining the aisle at the ceremony perhaps. I like the look of them. It’s just that the scale is wrong for the centerpieces.
Post # 7
I agree about the flower balls – they’d be a great fit elsewhere for decor but I think more orchids would be gorgeous! We’re passing on the flower centerpieces as well and DIY-ing some fun stuff, too! Are your colors black & white???
Post # 8
This is one of my all-time favorite photos: I wish I had found it before I finalized my centerpieces. You could put a pomander in the middle instead of a moss ball. It’s very similar to your idea & it’s my favorite!
Post # 9
I think they would look more sophisticated without the balls. Even fake orchids glued to the branches would be better. THink streamlined and sophisticated.
Post # 10
I agree with getting rid of the pomander balls. They look a bit haphazard. More little flowers would look much softer. Is it possible to find branches that have a bit more curve and shape to them rather than just rather than fairly straight?
Post # 11
yeahh!! i was iffy on the pomanders on the branches but its just a mock up rite..i was planning on doing hanging crystals and votives around but not a fianl thing. well ive gone through endless color combos…but i think im sure im gonna go for plush pink,cream,and antique gold and either black or darkkkk brownn.
i been searching for bulk crystals online but i keep gettn u,s sites that dont serve canada..so any1 know any good sites ??? would be much appreciated 🙂
Post # 12
i use to take photography in high school..so its been a while..but i deceided to take a hand at it again…and take sum engaement ring pics..tell me what youll think.
Post # 13
This is my inspiration board..sumwhat lol..cuz i have 100000 ideas goin through my mind..
Post # 14
If you find something you love on a site that doesn’t ship to Canada(what’s up with that? it’s 2010!!!-I have the same problem), you can use a mail receiving service just across the border.
I use Hagen’s in Blaine-no brokerage fees, shipping fees are less from US companies and often they don’t wave me over to pay taxes at the border.
I always declare everything I buy, but Canada Border services are focussing much more on immigration and drug concerns than collecting taxes.
Post # 15
I really like your centerpieces. How did you get the flowers to stick on the branches? Were rocks really the only thing keeping the branches up? About how much do you think it all cost you?
Basically what I’m asking is can you please give us girls who aren’t naturally inclined a little bit of a step by step break down.
Post # 16
thanks!!! well i didnt glue anything on the branches just because i been trying differnt looks on teh branches..but the orchids are silk and yes the rocks are holding them all up.
step 1) went to the dollar store got the vase for $2!! can’t go wrong and i also got the rocks there two as well as the ribbon..lol>>love them!!
step2) As i was researching pomanders also reffered to as kissing balls, i realized if you wanted to go floral they were pretty pricey…soo..i googled an alternative and found “tissue pomanders”veryyy easy to make..i went on you tube typed that in and couple of videos poped up on it. since it was just a mock centerpiece i wasnt too neat or anal about how round it was.
step 3)I first added sum rocks….than the branches..than more rocks…than i carefully placed some of the bigger rocks at the side to hold the branches up..and voilaa!!! . I plan on adding some crystal/acrylic teardrop ..hangers….and votives candles around..but until i realy deceide what i want to pair the branches with..im gonna hold off on teh otehr stuff.
hope this helps…and im gonna post a few more pics on other ideas i have for the branches..lemme know what youll think kk..thnxssss
These pomanders i made out of cream/gold organza fabric and pale pink tissue paper.
DONT MIND THE FRUIT IN THE BACKROUND!! ITS NOT PART OF MY CENTERPIECE LMAOOOO.
I added a couple of more branches i foudn outside,,its not gonna look this bad lol…but i dunno i plan on spraypainting them either gold or a dark brown with a shimmer to it..what do youll think???