How To: Make a Branch Centerpiece

How To: Make a Branch Centerpiece

Sarah Coffey
Dec 7, 2007
Cheap, easy, and dramatic. Branch centerpieces create instant elegance on a table or in place of traditional flower arrangements around the house. For the how-to, click below. Materials: • Cylinder Vases (or other simple glass shapes) • Scissors • Branches • Spray Paint and Drop-Cloth (if you're using dried branches) Types of branches to use: • Flowering Quince • Flowering Forsythia • Dried Branches Spray-Painted White Step-by-Step: • Cut branches 1/2" shorter than your vase (cut on an angle). • If you're spray-painting branches, go outside to spray. Use a large drop cloth to avoid getting spray paint anywhere, and wear a mask to avoid inhaling any fumes. • If you're using fresh-cut flowering branches, fill the vase with an inch of water and place branches inside. Use one branch for a minimalist look, or add more if you want to fill out the vase. Other Places to Look for Inspiration:Driftwood and Crab-apple Centerpiece from DominoJon's "Dipped" Branches from Happy Mundane Image via Domino Magazine.
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