I am having a decemeber wedding, going for a very natural wintery feel….tons and tons of candles, ivories, and champagne and blush colors…warm winter night if you will. I have decided that I LOVE the manzanita centerpieces with the hanging votives….keeping them natural….with a little bit of sparkle…easy enough right…..I ordered 36 branches all center cut and 24-30 inches tall from an EBAY seller for about $100 which included the shipping….this was a really good find from what I could tell. The branches arrived quickely and looked great….they have been boxed in my basement until recently bc I am just now starting to craft for the wedding….SO now I have NO IDEA how to get the branches to “mounted” in a base… has anyone done this, what did you use for your base and how did you get your branches to be secure (keep in mind mine have to travel a very short distance to the venue…but they need to travel and I am on a tight budget)…please help! I will take ANY Suggestions!
We’re using manzanita branches for 1/2 our centerpieces too. Plaster of paris is seriously the best way to secure them! You could get any paper mache box, terra cotta, anything really, as long as it has a wide enough base and fill it with the plaster. You can put whatever looks good on top of the plaster…like sand, river rocks, glue moss etc.
So I finally did a mock up of the centerpieces…I used a paper mache wine box (of all things!) lined it with plastic kitchen bags….and poured in the plaster…..its dries wayyya faster than I thought….but the end product was PERFECT!!! so excited to not stress about this anymore
I am looking for manzanita branches also. I was looking into Ebay but am kind of worried about the quality of branches I will receive. I need to make about 20 centerpieces with these branches. Would you mind telling me which Ebay seller you purchased from and how many branches you are using in each centerpiece to get the full look? Thank you!!! They look great by the way!
@Christylyon1: I’m not sure which one I used, but I got them in natural form, and I paid about $88 dollars for 36 branchest that were about 24inches tall….I asked in my notes for tall, more straight branches and for the most part, that is what I got. I have a few I won’t be able to use bc the bend so far to the right or left. I am using 3 branches a centerpiece (some have 4 bc a few of the branches are smaller and not as full) But that cost included the shipping. I only had to make 10-11 centerpieces as I will be using floral arrangements on my other tables. So far they are ALOT of work and coming together….but I am spending more money than I thought I would.
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