Materials and Prices:
- Branches I used some from my front yard.
- Proflora Sheet Moss ($3 at Walmart)
- 3 Cylinder Vases ($1 each at Dollar Tree) One tall, two shorter.
- Floating Tea Lights ($1 for bag of 10 or so at Dollar Tree)
Once you've found some branches, cut off any parts of it that you don't like. You want it to look as clean and simple as possible, so don't leave any tiny twigs poking out.
Arrange the branches in the vase to your liking.
Take the moss out of the bag and arrange it until it is as flat as possible. Make sure there are no gaps between the sheets.
Fill the vases with water. It's up to you how much you want to put in, but I recommend stopping at least two inches from the top so the candle can float safely inside.
Arrange the vases on top of the moss. Make sure they are steady so they don't fall over. Then place the candles in the smaller vases and light them. For extra lighting, add a few candles between the vases. Just be sure the candles are contained, especially if your venue has a "no open flame" policy.
- I highly recommend hot gluing the moss onto a sheet of foam ($.99 at Hobby Lobby) or another surface. This will keep the moss in place and it will help you to flatten it better. Plus it will make it easier to set up on your wedding day.
- To get the stickers off the bottom of the vases, soak them in warm water for a minute or two. The stickers will come right off.
- From trimming the branches to shaking the dirt off the moss, it can get pretty dirty. So have a broom and trash bags ready.
- Change it up and make it your own! Fill the vases with stones or sand. Scatter petals instead. Be creative!
Are your centerpieces similar? Tell me about them!