Has anyone made centerpieces with tree branches? Leafy centerpieces?

posted 2 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 These centerpieces couldn’t be easier- branches in a vase. The variety you use depends on what’s available at the time of the wedding and what greens stand up the longest (don’t wilt). Some branches need to be crosscut or even smashed to allow them to absorb the water.

http://www.nancysbrownbag.com/2013/04/ask-nancy-branch-resources.html

Post # 3
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Busy bee

I’ve done that with branches to display in my home. It’s super quick and easy to do. Just remove the bottom leaves from the branches and add them to the vase. 

What trees do you have available to you? Beware if you make a bunch of centerpieces or else you might find yourself with a naked tree. Every time I do it, I always surprise myself with how many branches are used. 

As an alternative, huck branches are a nice thick filler green that are cheap and readily available from wholesale florists. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

We had an enchanted forest theme and my mom and her best friend made us something slightly more complicated with sticks and rocks and greens we found by the river. We put floating tea lights in some water. My mom called it “earth,wind and fire” cause that’s her favourite band and she really wanted us to play “September” 😂

 

i hope it’s helpful, even if it’s not exactly like the photo you posted. This is just on a napkin in my mom’s kitchen.

 

I loved them so much, they went with our wedding which was the same theme as yours and had lots of natural elements.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

As a PP said: be wary of how many  branches you will need, it will be more than you think. We are doing gold branch centrepieces for ours and I bought enough for the tables originally but then realized I needed two of the larger piece per each and had to drive for 2+ hours to get the rest (without knowing if they still had what I needed lol).

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: City, State

thrifted glass, little cousins found the pine cones, Mother-In-Law painted the lanterns, don’t know where the pumpkins came from, and the flowers were leftovers from when my cousin made the bouquets.

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