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How To Make Iced Branches Winter Wedding Centerpieces

Updated on January 20, 2015
Holidays or weddings it makes a great iced branch.
Holidays or weddings it makes a great iced branch.

How to make inexpensive but elegant centerpieces for your wedding.

If your having a winter wedding having elegant centerpieces on your reception tables doesn't have to be expensive or cheap looking. This is something you can do yourself and it will look like a professional has made them up.

How to make Iced branches with colorfill diamond vase filler.

The first thing you'll need is to determine how many centerpieces you will need and then you can determine how much colorfill to purchase. Colorfill diamond vase filler is fairly inexpensive and runs approximately $2.50 - $3.50 per pound depending on the size package you buy. Buying a 25# bulk pack can save you money if your having a larger wedding party. One pound can cover 1-2 tree branches depending on the size and height of the branches.

Second you will need to spread out some plastic and pour your colorfill onto it spreading it out evenly. This will allow you to get better coverage on your branch and keep the colorfill from getting all over the floor.

Third take your branch and spray it with tacky glue that can be purchased at any craft store or home improvement warehouse. once the branch is covered in tacky glue you are going to lay it down on top of the colorfill then you will need to grab hand fulls of the vase filler and sprinkle them over the top of the branch. Another technique is to gently press the branch onto the colorfill until you get the coverage desired. Repeat this process for all the branches. When the glue dries you will have iced branches ready to place into a vase for the centerpieces of each table.

Some tall glass vases filled with colorfill vase filler to hold the branches in place are ideal and will give you a very elegant look. For additional flare you can add battery operated lights at the bottom of each vase before filling them giving you some added elegance. There is no need to go expensive to get a spectacular look nor do you have to be a professional designer to make it look nice. This is a very simple process and only takes a few minutes to do but your guests will be amazed at the professional look it gives to your wedding reception.

Closeup picture of finished product

This is what your finished product should look like when done correct. Remember you can have more or less depending on your preference.
This is what your finished product should look like when done correct. Remember you can have more or less depending on your preference.

Materials Needed:

  1. Colorfill Diamond Vase Filler
  2. Tacky Glue
  3. Plastic Sheets (drop cloths for painting work well)
  4. Tree Branches
  5. Tall Vases
  6. Submersible Lights (optional)

Tip: Paint the branches white for a slightly different and cleaner look.

Adding Lighting

Try adding some lighting such as hanging candle as shown in the picture below. when lighting is added the whole branch will shimmer and shine giving you the most dramatic and elegant look. Make sure to use flame-less candles as you don't want the branches to ignite by accident. Adding some floral bouquets around the bottom of the display will only add to the centerpiece all the time the bare iced branches will allow guests to see through the centerpieces opening up your special day to everyone.

Hanging candles or lighting like this will make the branches shine and shimmer.
Hanging candles or lighting like this will make the branches shine and shimmer.


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      5 months ago

      I am going to do the for my winter wedding... Thank you so much.

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      Jeannie Barnett 

      11 months ago

      Just wanted to ask can this process be used on pine limbs?

    • cyoung35 profile imageAUTHOR

      Chad Young 

      4 years ago from Corona, CA

      Colorfill or a vase filler that is very similar is found at Michaels or Hobby Lobby. I also believe Walmart sells a version of it also. I hope this helps and I would love to see your project when it's done.

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      4 years ago

      where can i buy colorfill

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      Anne Harrison 

      4 years ago from Australia

      What a great idea - glad to have found this hub, thank you

    • cyoung35 profile imageAUTHOR

      Chad Young 

      5 years ago from Corona, CA

      I agree, using them to decorate your home for winter or the holiday season is a great idea.

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      Sharilee Swaity 

      5 years ago from Canada

      @Cyoung, I love this idea for the house, too. These would be so pretty as a decorative accent for a shelf during the winter. I pinned for future reference.

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      6 years ago from Windsor, Connecticut

      Those are pretty. I didn't realize it was something that could easily be made using the vase filler. Thanks for sharing this with us, and have a great day.

      ~ Kathryn

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      Denise W Anderson 

      6 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      Awesome idea!

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      7 years ago

      I've been looking for a way to get the best look of ice on branches and I never thought of doing it this way. Great article and I'm so glad I found it. Thank you!

    • cyoung35 profile imageAUTHOR

      Chad Young 

      8 years ago from Corona, CA

      We get ours from a local vendor in our area. If you do a specific search on the internet in your area you should be able to find them.

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      8 years ago

      Do you know where a good place is to buy the branches?

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      8 years ago from Suffolk, East Anglia

      what a great idea, my client is having a winter wedding, I cant wait to show her this!

    • cyoung35 profile imageAUTHOR

      Chad Young 

      9 years ago from Corona, CA

      Krylon makes a great clear coat that can help strengthen the bond between the Colorfill and the branch. You may want to try a stronger adhesive also.

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      9 years ago

      Do you have any ideas as to what i could spray the completed branches with to help keep the stuff on them?

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      Candace Bacon 

      10 years ago from Far, far away

      The ice branches look beautiful. I'm going to use this idea to decorate for the next winter party I have.

    • cyoung35 profile imageAUTHOR

      Chad Young 

      10 years ago from Corona, CA

      Thank you all for your kind comments. I really appreciate it.

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      Kerrie Giles 

      10 years ago from UK

      Such an effective idea, great if you have young teenagers who also want to help with the wedding decorations. Adding the lights creates a wonderful romantic feel.

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      10 years ago from

      Excellent hub I wish mine were as good as yours. Keep up the good work. Take a look a t mine and tell me what you think

      Take care and have a happy life.



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