Post # 1
I want to have an “Enchanted Forest” feel to my wedding and have seen these leafy centerpieces that look like trees kinda. Have you made these? They look like they can be made from actual tree branches from my backyard. Let me know how you went about creating these. Post pictures if you can! Thanks!
Post # 2
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.
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
Thank you guys so much for the responses! I got the courage to go out and brake off some branches. I did it a little haphazardly though because initially I just wanted to check if they would survive in water for 24 hrs. And they did! I tried two different kinds of trees and one held up alot better than the other. I will have to do it again except this time actually try to make it look nice. I’m doing bird cages as centerpieces but if this works I’ll do half branches because I don’t want to kill the poor tree. PS. No idea what different kinds of trees are called.
Post # 7
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.