(Closed) Please help:: Anyone use regular tree branches for their centerpieces?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Not for a wedding, but I have used regular branches for a centerpiece. I picked ones that had many small branches towards the tip. I sprayed them one set black (another time white) then added small silk flowers.

 

 ETA this is not my centerpiece but very similar. I just put an ad on craigslist asking for free branches from anyone pruning their trees.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

i thought about doing this as well,

bumping this up

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s really very simple to do. Fill your container with plaster of paris, insert branch(spray painted or not) , let set, attach silk flowers.

There is one challenge with these centerpieces though- you need a fair bit of storage space to make these ahead of time.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We used regular tree branches from our backyard to make our centerpieces. I don’t have pictures of them here, but I did receive compliments on them. They were just tree branches set in concrete, covered in floral moss, and ribbon on the bottom.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My only suggestion would be to use ‘green’ branches –not in colour [necessarily], but rather, young, healthy growth and not dried out old branches as the thin branches can become quite brittle when dry.

 

I haven’t used branches as wedding centerpieces, but I have done other projects with them.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have made these up weeks ahead with no problem.

The PP is correct though, you do need to be careful not to break the tips.

Starting with cutting your own  green growing branches certainly wouldn’t hurt, but I have also taken cuttings off large tree limbs in a pile of pruning with no problems.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

anyone have pics they want to share?

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m going to be using tree branches for my centerpieces… glad to know others do it too!

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