(Closed) What could I use instead?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would recommend possibly pinting the vases for a mercury glass finish and sinking the branches in plaster (with the finish making it so that you can’t see the plaster). I used manzanits branches in my centerpieces as well, and the plaster worked amazingly well – the branches didn’t move and did not shift in transport, like they probably would if you just used beads.

I believe one of the bees linked to a mercury glass finish tutorial this past week, and there are at least a couple floating around! Or, you could just exchange the vases for ones that are not clear!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Find a tin can or some other container( smaller diameter vase, drinking glass, bottle etc) that will fit inside your vase.This container should be disposable as you are going to pour Plaster of Paris into it. Pour about an inch of Paster of Paris into the bottom of the inner vase and let it harden. This will be the weight for your arrangement.

Place the inner vase into the outer vase. Pour the beads  to fill the space between the inner and outer vase (you won’t need nearly so many this way).The beads need to be just high enough to cover the inner vase.  Arrange the manzanita branches in the inner vase.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Double post-sorry

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