Manzanita branches centerpieces with pearl Stephonatis

posted 8 years ago in Table décor
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2011

the blooms and branches link doesnt work… 🙁

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2010

it does if you take the bracket off the end…

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Thank you for posting this. The branch is exactly what I want in clear vases. They match our invitation. I just couldn’t find them

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I did these also but made the pots (boxes) I also had the blessing of having manzanita brush in my area so I went and cut my own branches. ps….there is a secret to stripping branches of there leaves. (let them dry out for about two weeks. they strip off the branch alot easier.) BUT…DO NOT LAY THEM DOWN WHEN YOU ARE DRYING THEM. IT FLATTENS THE BRANCHES AND THEY ARE NO LONGER BEAUTIFUL. So off I went to cut more branches! lol

While I was waiting for the leaves to dry out I made the bases. 12X12x4″ boxes. Then you can paint them any color you like! (also time consuming!) I had to paint them ALL (16) twicw to get the desired look. Flat paint hides the flaws but gloss looks classier.

Then here comes the worst part. Find areas in your garage/home to prop up the manzanita cause while the plaster is drying you need to lean them against something or when the plaster dry’s your branches are crocked. So if you are like me you won’t think of that till your holding the branches and then CRAP….plaster is spilling everywhere and your pissed!

 

Otherwise this is a very rewarding project! They come out So beautiful. You will never get your “time” out of selling them but there is huge satisfaction in seeing evryone oooo and aweeeee at the wedding.

NOT an amatuer project.

I hope this helped others also.

 

 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

This is exactly what I had in mind and so glad to find out it is a DIY project that can be done!!  @ Gotitang – how did you make the pots/boxes?

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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Thanks for such a beautiful project idea! I definitely want to use branches in my centerpieces.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Did you use one or two branches per centerpiece?

 

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Thank you so much for this!  I knew I wanted to do something with manzanita branches, but I couldn’t get a clear vision of what I wanted.  This is almost exactly what I want [except i’d be using red roses]  I also really appreciate the detailed description on how to achieve this look…I can’t wait to make this happen, thanks again!! 🙂

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Great pics!! This is almost exactly what we want to do for our memorial tree only not painting the branches. We are going to experiment but think natural will look best but are using Stephonatis too!!

I never even heard of these dainty little buggers until we started our planning but now I love them!! They are being incorporated into several elements for our decor.

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