(Closed) DIY centerpieces with branches

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think it can be nice to either have all the same or a mixture of two (tall and short) centerpieces. I’ve seen a few with branches. Some with branches in a large cylinder vase, and some cemented or put in a box. You can glue or hang crystal beads, flowers (real or fake), and/or candles. You can also decorate the vase or box, and add fresh flowers to the base. Hope This Helps

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I agree with tofu- different heights could be nice, but it is personal preference.  Do you like a uniform look? 

    When you’re finished with a mock up, if you wouldn’t mind, I would love to see the finished product 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Check this site out for inspiration!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn

Did you see Mrs. Avocado’s post on her DIY centerpieces?  She used branches and some crystal sticks.  I always think some short and some tall look nice, but it depends on what you are actually doing with them besides the branches.

  What have you been thinking so far?

Here is Avo’s post: 

 http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/11/20/make-your-own-centerpiec/#more-74428

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2018

2 Be, we may be having the same wedding!  Same day…same reception decor 🙂  This summer, I helped "prune" some trees in our front yard, gathered the branches and while they were still pliable, used wire to secure them into bundles that are a pretty good knock off of Manzanita branches.  I left them hanging upside down for several months to dry out a bit, then used spray paint varnish (Krylon) to paint them black.  I set them in vases with plaster of paris and crystals on top, both found at Michaels.  They are of varying height, and I plan to put the shorter vases on the outer tables, taller trees to the middle of all of the tables.  I also have made some hanging votives and crystals, and the finished product looks quite a bit like your first image.  I will take some pictures of what I have so far.  You can do it! 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Hi MrsS2be,

When we were in our early wedding planning stage, my husband and I wanted to do the same thing with branches. We ended up collecting branches and then spraypainted them silver. We bought some beads, glass candle holders and malleable wire from Michaels and attached them to the branches. Like Pixieduster, we used plaster to anchor the branches into the vase. Such a shame I didn’t get to use them!! Can’t wait to see your trial!

 

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Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Mrs.S2b! I am doing the same projct for my wedding! I will be adding cherry blossoms to the mix. My wedding isn’t until January so I am beginning to shop around for everything. I can’t wait to see what yours looks like!!! Best of luck!!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love the idea of the branches with votives hanging on them! The votives lend a romantic light to the reception area, while saving money by not having to buy flowers. This could be adapted for early spring by using cherry blossom branches, or bare branches for winter/fall.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

OMG! yay, i just posted about this subject. i’m glad to see others using "free" branches! lol, ok, i don’t feel stupid! i’m painting my branches red. i also have red vases i’m using.

this weekend my fiance and i found many trees down at his parents from the ice storm this winter and cut off some very large branches with a few limbs. they are around 5-6ft tall. we’re going to try a diy floor standing branch and make the pots out of plywood and paint them black…and paint the branches black.

i also made hanging votives today too.they are red votives with red led tea lights. just used some red wire and it works great! i’d love to see more photos of how everyones turned out!!!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I just did these up for my wedding

 

 

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Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m doing a small one candle centerpeice and a large manzanita tree one.

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