How to Make a Centerpiece With Branches and a Tall Vase

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When putting together a wedding, every bride and groom has a never-ending checklist that includes every detail from hiring vendors to finding the perfect wedding day attire. Wedding centerpieces are a large part of wedding planning as well and every bride knows that centerpieces set the tone of the reception. There are several types of centerpieces, but some of the most dramatic centerpieces are super tall. These oversized centerpieces are better suited for outdoor weddings or indoor venues with extra-high ceilings. Create eye-catching centerpieces with the help of branches and tall vases.

Things You'll Need

  • Branches, plain or blossoming
  • Flowers
  • Faux branches with candleholders
  • Tall, thin glass vases
  • Food coloring
  • Lemons and limes
  • Ribbon
  • Decide on creating a centerpiece from real or faux branches or a combination of branches and flowers. Blossom branches include their own blooms, creating a branch-and-floral centerpiece. If real branches are used instead of fake ones, scrub them with soap and water before using them in the centerpiece.

  • Choose either plain branches or decorated ones. It’s easy to glue clear or colored beads to branches to make them glimmer. Some faux branches even have candleholders embedded in them.

  • Purchase tall, thin, clear glass vases. The tops of the branches and florals are the largest part of the centerpiece and should be above guests’ heads. The centerpiece shouldn’t obstruct view.

  • Add fresh water to the vase the day of the wedding. If the branches are already sitting in water, swap out the old water for fresh water to get rid of any residue or cloudiness.

  • Place one large branch or several thin branches into the vase. If the vase is thin enough at the base, the branches will stand up straight. If the branches seem to tip, pour glass pebbles or air-drying clay into the bottom of the vase to create a base and then work the branches into it.

  • Include additional items to the vases to create dimension or add color. Food coloring, lemons or limes, floating flowers or colored rocks can be used. Wrap a ribbon white or one of the wedding colors to add sophistication to the centerpiece.

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