(Closed) DIY Manzanita

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Looks good does the pot stand up good i would be worried about it falling over. Is that all you are having as a centerpiece?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Italiano's Humble

I’m doing them DIY as well, except I’m not buying manzanita though. My Future Father-In-Law has some trees in his yard that he’s cutting down, that are a bit wider in circumference.

I think yours look great!I tried mine with a bright silver, and just didn’t like them. So I went with Rustoleum High Gloss Black. They’ll be in red vases, with white tablecloths, and silver placemats with the votives.

Yes, the hanging votives idea sounds great! But, I wonder if you couldn’t use a soldering kit, and just “melt” the wire to plain glass votive holders? It’s cheaper, and it would allow you to use colored wire, and do neat little patterns! You just have to be quick with your hands, or soldering can get messy.

 

I guess I got lucky with regular branches, b/c I don’t have to weigh them down as much, since they’re lighter. I’m going to spray paint our vases red, and fill it a third of the way with floor joint compound. It will really only be holding them straight up, since the branches are light. If I have to use multiple branches, I’ll use super thick wire around the bottom, before setting them in the compound.

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