Naturally Elegant Twig Centerpieces All Tree-huggers Must Try

Twig Centerpieces
Twig centerpieces are a great hit, not only at winter occasions, but even otherwise. They give your table a country feel and make it look elegant in a very 'natural' manner. This article will give you some ideas to make them and also some handy tips that you can use while making them.
PartyJoys Staff
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2017
Twig centerpieces are the latest rage in the world of table decorations. Whether it's a combination of floral and branched centerpieces or simply curly willow branch centerpieces, there's no denying that using dried or wet twigs is one of the most cost-effective and innovative ways to decorate your table for an occasion or simply for everyday use. This PartyJoys article has some ideas that you can use to make yourself a fancy little twig centerpiece.

Mini Tree
You can render a close-to-nature look and feel to your table by replicating a tree onto it. All you'll need is -
  • a wide glass bowl or vase
  • sponge (the one used in bouquets and flower arrangements, available at florists)
  • clippers
  • an assortment of twigs that are shaped like branches
Now, what you have to do is, wet the sponge until it is completely soaked and can hold the twigs in it when pierced. Then, strategically arrange the twigs, by piercing the sponge in such a manner that the final product is a miniature tree. Let the branches face outwards and be spaced out a little. You can fill the glass container with smooth pebbles to ensure that the sponge does not move. Keep wetting the sponge if you feel that it has lost its moisture. Spray paint the tree in silver, and hang strands of pearls or crystals from the branches to give it that dash of elegance. Just make sure it's not too tall, else you'll have to bend sideways to have a decent conversation!

Cups of Lights
For this twig centerpiece idea, you'll require -
  • twigs of the same length and strength
  • thin wire
  • plain, glass or ceramic cups without handles
  • tea lites
  • glue
  • clippers
First, make sure that all the twigs are of the same length. If you have a big branch, you can simply clip it to make twigs. Now, take the glasses and one by one, stick the twigs on to them, very close to each other. Once they are stuck, use the wire to secure them onto the glass. This way even if the glue gives way, the wire will hold the twigs together. Now, light the tea lites and place them within the cups and watch as the light glows from within the little cups. You can also fill the cups with water, add a drop or two of ink in it, and have floating candles in them.

Twig Mesh
If you have the time, the patience and the inclination to make a truly fancy centerpiece, then this is what you'll need.
  • soft twigs that can be bent
  • soft wire that can be turned
  • clippers
  • fresh, fragrant flowers
Alright, get your clippers and your wire ready. For this idea, you need to use the wire and the twigs simultaneously. Attach the twigs to pieces of the wire by using glue. Now, take a long piece of wire, and place it on the table. Then, using the smaller pieces (with the attached twigs), fasten them onto the longer wire, to make the result look like a comb. Then, take the other pieces of wire and twigs, and weave them over and under the initial small pieces. When they're all interlinked, and form a grid, take a piece of wood or metal and place it in the center. Now, fold the mesh and fasten the ends to each other at the top, leaving a hole to insert the flowers. When your centerpiece is ready, gather some pretty flowers with a lovely fragrance and place them inside the centerpiece. You can use multiple types of flowers or stick to a single one, it's up to you.

Nest of Treats
Here's another great idea that you can incorporate in your quest for the perfect twig centerpiece. You'll need to have the following items to make this one.
  • nest shaped mesh
  • long bendable twigs
  • beads, pearls, ribbons
  • net fabric
  • lots of multicolored candy
Use the wire mesh as a base and bend the twigs that you have, to cover the wire mesh completely. Use wires and ribbons to fasten the ends of the twigs. Once you have a nest ready, you can begin embellishing it with the beads, pearls, ribbons or any other decorative items that you wish to use. Then, make a small piece of the net fabric to fit in the nest. Now, take all the candy and empty it into the net fabric. Place this centerpiece on the table and watch as the kids gobble up the treats! This one is perfect for Halloween, or birthday parties with a forest theme!

Making twig centerpieces is something that may require some to get used to, before the perfect final product is before you. So, if you're planning to make them for special occasions, make sure you practice enough. Good luck!
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