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How To Make Iced Branches Winter Wedding Centerpieces
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
- Colorfill Diamond Vase Filler
- Tacky Glue
- Plastic Sheets (drop cloths for painting work well)
- Tree Branches
- Tall Vases
- Submersible Lights (optional)
Tip: Paint the branches white for a slightly different and cleaner look.
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.