This idea can be used all year as well as Christmas. I gathered branches and made sure all the leaves were off and spray painted them white, I found a basic vase, that would accept the white spray paint, I found the little twinkle lights and put those on the branches after they were dry.
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Collect various branches or smaller limbs and spray paint them black or your choice of colors and secure upright in a flower pot suited to its size in cement.
"Decorating the house with fresh greenery is one of the oldest winter holiday traditions. Evergreens have been a part of winter festivals since ancient times.
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I'm making centerpieces using dry manzanita branches for my daughter's sweet 16. What can I use to keep the branches from breaking off? I will decorate with LED lights, a few strands of crystals, and a few natural blooms for color.I want to keep the branches sturdy. I have 8 red manzanita branches. I want to keep from further branches breaking off, few did during delivery. What can I use to make them sturdy? Please help!
You can use clear strapping tape to fortify it before you hang decorations.
Can you put the branches in an upright pot with rocks or something to hold it up?
Other people also spray paint theres.
You can use a clear spray varnish, on them or a satin finish spray varnish to make them stronger.
This is a page about forcing branches to bloom. In early spring many flowering shrubs provide us with budding branches which can be taken inside for floral arrangements.