Post # 1
Does anyone have pictures or ideas of how to put together manzanita branche centerpieces? I ordered some online but they are too small and it does not look right when i place them into a clear glass vase because the stems can be seen. Any ideas?
Post # 3
You need to have some weight in the bottom of the centerpiece to stabilize the branches.
You can use pebbles, sand or plaster of paris. All of these hide the butt end of the branches.
Pebbles or sand are better choices for see through glass vases.
If you use plaster of paris, you really want to place the branches inside a disposable container, use the plaster of paris to secure them, then place the disposable container inside the container that will be visible- like a tin or copper pot. You can put the disposable container inside a glass vase but you would want to ensure that there was enough room on all sides of the disposable container to fill the space between it and the vase with pebbles, sand , moss etc to hide the container.You can top the plaster of paris with moss.
Another method I have recently used is to use expandable foam insulation to hold the branches in place in a disposable container.
Post # 4
@Kaycisme: I used manzanita branches for half of my tables and pomanders for the other half. here is a picture! The black ribbon on the bottom of the actually made it look so nice, just keep it consistant with other vaases. I painted my branches black also and added beads. These branches are for sale with the clear beads but not the red if anyone is interested. Also the damask squares, and red votive holders.