(Closed) Reception: Manzanita crystal tree Centerpieces .

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Which crystal strands would you buy ?

    The first one in the post , (30ft )

    The 2nd one in the post . (99ft)

  • Post # 3
    563 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I bought ones similar to the second set and I think once you add that many to the tree it won’t look chincy.  But I am also on a tight budget.

    Post # 4
    2906 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I think that the first set is going to look better. Its just not as budget friendly…

    Post # 5
    143 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I am using culry willow branches and dangling “bling”.  We went to walmart and bought  Bi Cone Crystal Faceted Beads and pearls and I strung my own.  We bought large crystals from Michaels to finish them off.  It turned out being really cheap and I think they turned out great.


    The bags of beads at walmart are 3.99 and at this point I have used 2 bags of facted and 1.5 bags of pearls and made 300 feet of beaded string.

    My pictures dont do them justice but it gives you an idea…



    Post # 6
    119 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I actually bought the crystals from save-on-crafts (for my wishing tree).  I like them a lot and I personally don’t think they look cheap at all (and definitely not when they are strung up on the branches and with “mood lighting” at the venue). 

    The 30 foot strand is HUGE and although my crystal tree is going to be pretty big, I think (1) of the 30-foot strands will be big enough for my one tree (which is really kind of two trees).  So the point is, you might not even need (5) of #2, you might only need like 3.  Thing about save-on-crafts is that their shipping prices suck, and there is really not much of a discount if you order it all at once or make two separate shipments (you could calculate it out just to be sure). 

    Another benefit is that since you are doing multiple trees, you can just disconnect the metal rings to end a strand and start on a new tree.

    Hope that helps a little!


    Post # 7
    7039 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think the second crystals look really cheap. Go with the first ones. You could always try to sell the crystals afterward!

    Post # 8
    1175 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I love these!!! Do you have any pics of a completed one???

    Post # 10
    5 posts
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I used real swarovski crystals.  They make such a huge difference.  When you add the votives in them they create rainbows in the room from the light.  Here are the ones I made.  I’m selling all my swarovski crystals for them too if you are interested just send me a pm.  I have all my stuff listed in the classifieds also.

    Post # 10
    31 posts

    If you need larger branches, or branches only I can get you this.  The most important thing to know when working with branches is that they’re pretty heavy and can tip easily, so they need to be in something solid. 

    I like floral foam.  Rocks tend to shift, and using that spray insullation is a complete mess (saw this in Pinterest)

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