(Closed) Your experience with using branches for decor?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2007 - Rosary Chapel & Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA

Jenny –

I created our wishing tree from manzanita branches… from an actual tree in my grandmother’s front yard. We ended up using plaster to cement them in their container, and simply dressed up the inside and outside of the container to hide its base. It was incredibly heavy and awkward though… and still resides in the front courtyard of my parent’s house. In all, though, it was a great project, and very cheap and easy to do.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2007

I personally think if you have a valley near you, you can find some dead branches and use them too.  We were fortunate enough to have a curly branched tree in our ravine that had died during a storm and we dried the branches and spray painted them.  Then put them in cement.  Wasn’t too complicated at all.  Then we hung crystal flowers from them.  easy peasy!

oxxoox

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

@LaBelleBride – do you have pictures? I’d love to see them!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2007

Most of my wedding pics aren’t on the computer I’m on right now but there’s are the two I found.  Doesn’t really do them justice!  The centerpiece ones were painted silver and the ceremony ones were painted white (with ribbon tied to them).

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Post # 8
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Blushing bee

So pretty!!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2007

aw shucks.  thanks!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Me and my fiance did them all ourselves. We went up to the mountains and got the braches ourselves and made all the wooden boxes and stained them dark brown, then decorated them all ourselves, did was just a first try to sample how they would look but I think i might change a few things. 

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

sorry heres the pic

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Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Here’s mine, they went great with the venue and everyone loved them! you could easily do these yourself but I didnt have time and my friend is also a florist so she did them and only charged me for the labor..not the cost of the materials…so it was very inexpensive!

These might not show them perfectly, but they were branches in urns with green moss, orchids attached to the branches with chandelier crystals attached to the branches….

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