You can recreate any of these gorgeous crystal trees, crystal wedding trees, orchid tree table centerpieces or Wish Trees by using different types of branches, even backyard branches. Amp up the bling and create some drama by adding some of our stunning Swarovski lead free crystal ropes, balls or teardrops. You can also use a combination of chains and loose crystal pieces. What could be more glamorous?
Orchid Crystal Wedding Tree Project #15
This stunningly simple yet gorgeous crystal tree centerpiece can be created in minutes using Curly Willow branches or Manzanita branches as shown here.
For this arrangement, sandblasted (tan) Manzanita branches were placed in a tall vase with flared top.
Inside the vase is simple crushed decor glass which adds weight and also secures the branches inside the vase.
We suggest approximately 2 - 3, 3' or taller manzanita branches and a vase or container that stands at least 20" tall. By pouring in crushed glass or decorative stones or colored sand first, you can raise your branches up for more height.
The crystal wedding tree in the picture is approximately 4.5' to 5' tall when finished, though the branches are actually shorter at around 3'.
Inserted also into the vase are several stems of white orchids. Attached to the crystal tree branches are hanging candle holders and long crystal chains. For this arrangement, use yard or meter long fine crystal chains such as our Swarovski crystal chains (connect the one foot chains into a 3' long chain in seconds) or purchase them by the yard. For our Ethereal chains which are a meter long, just hang them in their original length. We make some of the finest wedding crystals anywhere on the internet.
The varied height of the off-shooting branches of the manzanita branches is what causes the "staggered" look of the crystal garlands on the finished crystal tree. More or less crystals strands could also be used, depending on the budget. 16mm is a perfect size to use on most crystal trees, however larger 20mm crystals could also be used for a more dramatic presentation or if you will be using fewer crystal chains.
If using fewer chains such as 6 or 8, going with a larger mm size will look like more. Thef fewer the chains, the larger the mm size you may want to use.
You can vary this design with almost any flowers. Attach real or silk flowers directly to the branches individually or attach entire stems of flowers or flowering branches to the manzanita or curly willow branches.
Add LED lights in amber or your event colors inside the vase, beneath the crushed glass for an "ethereal" glow. Candles on the table with help to light your crystals for more sparkle.
Silver or Black Metal Crystal Tree
We also have these trees available in Black .
To purchase or for more information on these fantastic trees, click on the picture or use the link in the left navigation bar that says "5' Metal Crystal Trees".
Sturdy, Wide Base for Stability
These new Metal Decor Trees are a full 5 feet tall and approximately 3' feet wide. The sturdy, wide foot or base is approximately 23" inches wide and fits well on standard round reception tables.
Beautiful foot can be left uncovered or cover with a floral arrangement.
Fastest Up and Down (just 3 pieces!)
Just screw together 3 pieces and push the branches into your desired position.
No need to insert branches. The Crystal tree shown here is Black and decorated with some clear artificial berries on a black "vine' which is wrapped around the trunk or leg of the tree and 2 more are placed up in the branches.
For more styles and sizes of metal or iron display trees, just visit the Metal Manzanita Trees page of our website.
Hanging from the branches are approximately 30' feet of fine Swarovski crystal chains, hung in 2' lengths (just hook two of our one foot long chains into a longer 2 foot long lenth; takes literally a second or two.
Hang the top hook of the chain directly from the branches. Up in the trees are 7 little tea-light holders that screw into the tree branches. They can be removed and the metal holder ends can simply be covered up with artificial or real foliage or flowers.
To purchase the stunning crystals (seen at left hanging on real manzanita branches painted Tiffany Blue), visit our Crystal Chains / Ropes Page using the link in the left navigation bar or Click Here to go to fine Crystal Chains. This photo is all real with no added faux "sparkle".
The sparkle you see in all of our crystal tree pictures and videos is real, simply captured on film, not computer added as is done on some sites. On all of our product photos, the sparkle is real (generated by the crystals as they are hit by the light) .
Most people can tell if sparkle in a photo is real or added by computer. It would be very hard to duplicate the real sparkle you see above, by computer. Fake or computer generated, faux "sparkle" usually looks like uniform "stars" . We don't bother. After all, there is no point in painting on "sparkle" if it doesn't come in the box with your crystals. If you plan to buy event crystals or wedding tree crystals, you have come to the right place. We guarantee that our crystals will bring real sparkle, not plastic shine.
Curly Willow Crystal Tree Project. #9
The photo at left, by Chrissy Lambert Photography shows a lovely outdoor table decoration crystal wedding tree on a long table with multiple trees along the length of the table. The flowers on the table are not a part of the tree arrangement, but are separate arrangements placed between the multiple trees on the table in order to cover the distance on a very long table.
On a round table, the low floral arrangements can still be used but aren't really necessary since the arrangement is in the middle of the table.
This simple crystal tree arrangement is about 4' tall and made of natural green Curly Willow branches that are simply stuck in a vase with water. Acrylic water (sold in boxes and hardens clear to look like water) could also be used.
Either way, real water adds weight for more stability and acrylic water will do the same. It is hung with just 16' - 18' feet of crystal chains and a few lovely green cymbidium orchid blooms up in the branches.
Although very simple it still looks lovely, whereas the same amount of crystals and a few blooms looks completely differant on a larger metal tree of the same height and width. However, you can easily transpose this lovely look onto our Adjustable Height Metal Trees.
Basically, metal trees can hold or use more crystals (if a crystal tree) and more flowers if simply a floral arrangement tree. A larger metal tree can hold more of BOTH if it is to be a crystals and flowers arrangement.
Our metal trees can carry more decoration because the tree branches are metal. Metal branches are much thinner than natural wood branches and they are also less fragile. The curly willow branches tree shown here is quite simple. It was done with very little crystal. In the picture are actually two trees on the same table which means the crystal you see is on two trees.
The crystal chains are hung in approximately 1.25' foot long lengths on an approximately 4' tall Curly Willow Crystal Tree centerpiece with just a few green orchids up in the branches and mixed exotic flowers in separate arrangements that are also on the table. The chains are approximately 16mm and on the ends of just a few of the crystal chains is an approximately 50mm glass teardrop.
Curly willow is natural, curvy and decorative on it's own and as you see, can look lovely with less crystal and flowers. Curly Willow below could also be spray painted silver or gold for a differant look. In the tree above, green, natural curly willow were used.
As shown in this photo, you simply hang the ropes on the thicker Curly Willow Branches, further down towards the mid part of the branch, not on the skinny tips. Achieve this type of look by using our 16mm Ethereal crystal chains purchased by the meter. Curly Willow can also hold some hanging glass tealight or votive candle cups if hung in the proper places that can support heavier weight.
Separate each chain into 3 shorter chains of approximately 1' foot 1 inch long each. Hang our Ethereal Crystal 50mm teardrops on the ends of some of the chains. You can take it to another level of elegance by using our Swarovki crystal chains and Teardrops. The Swarovski crystals would make the final result much more stunning due to their amazing sparkle.
Pretty in Pink Baby Shower Crystal Tree Project #10
This chic crystal wedding tree can be made in minutes using cast-off branches, rocks and a vase (no mounting required).
We used two manzanita branches too crooked and scrawny to be used alone and brought them together to make one lovely crystal tree.
We bound the manzanita branches tightly together at the bottom using packing tape, poured in some pebbles a few inches deep and sat the branches on top of the pebbles, raising them up higher for a taller finished piece. We then poured in more pebbles around the sides of the branches to make them stay put without movement when we hung the crystal chains. These are our 1' Swarovski crystal chains.
Pebbles don't need to be decorative for placing inside a container base for a crystal wedding tree unless the container is clear or see through. If not, just use simple, dirty pebbles purchased in bags from stores such as Loews or Home Depot in the garden centers (outdoors). A large bag costs about $2 and can do about 10 of these centerpieces, depending upon how large your vase or container is.
First we painted the manzanita tree branches. This color, candy pink, is wonderful for a Pink Wedding Centerpiece, Bridal Shower Crystal Tree, Engagement Party Crystal Tree Centerpiece or even a glamorous Crystal Baby Shower table decoration. A twist on this would be to spray the trees Tiffany blue (like the Tiffanys diamond ring boxes).
You can also add white blooms in the branches if desired. Of course, the glam theme requires highest quality crystals (Swarovski of course, which is why the sparkle is so so on point, so luxe; real sparkle is what is captured on film, not faux "stars" added by computer to simulate sparkle; watch our Swarovski videos to see some of it ). Crystal Trees thrive on sparkle.
Hang Crystal Garlands Straight Down ... Looks Like Falling Crystal Rain ...
If you want an ethereal, heavenly design that looks as if it's raining crystals, hang the crystal ropes, straight down and staggered (hanging on high and low branches will make them staggered instead of all the same length; no need to create different lengths in your chains). Hang them straight down, not draped like Christmas Tree garlands and you are finished. You can use the smaller sizes 14mm and 16mm if you like, however, the tree above used 20mm and 24mm.Orchid Tree Project #13
Bronze Crystal Wedding Tree Project #11
This easy to make crystal tree centerpiececan be made using the "container method" of tree mounting detailed on the Secrets of How to Make a Crystal Tree page of our website.
You would use one, approximately 4' real wood manzanita branch to make this type of crystal tree.
Take the tree branch and drop it into a ceramic, rectangular vase, poured in some pebbles and set it with spray foam sealant in 5 minutes. When hard set, paint the entire branch and pot with any color paint.
You can finish it off with the perfect hanging crystals from the tree branches. An excellent choice of crystals would be our Ethereal glass crystals Meter long chains (just divide each meter long chain into three shorter chains of 13" inches long and hang them by the top hook directly to the tiny branches of the manzanita tree . Cover the top of the pot with simple greeen sheet moss from the craft store. That too can be sprayed with gold or left green.
For more amazing sparkle, go with our Swarovski glass crystal chains of course, in 16mm, 20mm or even 14mm sizes. You can mix two sizes on the same tree. Finish the ends of your crystal garlands with our fine loose Swarovski or Ethereal glass crystal teardrops in 38mm or 50mm size or leave them as they are.
Orchid Tree Project #12
Another Stunning Centerpiece or Focal Point for the room - This gorgeous burgandy themed manzanita branches orchid tree is a signature tree by Preston Bailey (wedding planner to the stars) and is featured in his books. His books are gorgeous and all of them can be purchased on Amazon.com
This particular manzanita ceneterpiece tree is estimated at about 5' feet - 5.5" feet tall (estimation based on the proportion to the other, known sized elements on the table).
It is being used as a stunning, tall candle tree centerpiece and is made of what appears to be two natural, burgandy/brown Manzanita branches placed together and another smaller piece lashed to the upper portion of one of the trees.
Hanging from it are pink cymbidium orchids, and dozens of long, flowing ropes of sheer decor leaves. The leaf garlands are finished on the ends with Crystals as weights. This manzanita centerpiece tree is set in a gold painted planter with sheet moss covering the top of the planter.
The tree is of course weighted, inside the base. You can adapt these dark, evening or fall colors to something lighter or in whites for a spring or daytime feel. You can also hang glass crystal octagon prisms instead of glass grapes. As with any real or simulated tree, just be sure to hang the candles low below the branches so they are away from the tree and the heat does not damage the tree or catch fire to the leaves.
To take this centerpiece tree to another level, add some fine wedding crystals and turn this lovely tree into a rustic, crystal wedding tree. You can use our gorgeous Swarovski Lead Free crystal octagon crystals to add lots of sparkle. We estimate it to use around 100 orchids and around 500 sheer decor leaves. You can turn this tree in to a Crystal Tree by hanging it with our Swarovski crystal garlands and fewer leaf garlands or no leaf garlands at all.
Have you heard about our Free information E-book : Secrets of How to Make a Crystal Tree? It can be found on our website. Use it to make all of the centerpiece trees you see on this page and more. Use these copyrighted instructions to make the most beautiful trees. It is the best, most comprehensive focal point tree, wish tree, candle tree, crystal wishing tree or centerpiece trees instructions on the internet for the event planner or professional florist looking to make many trees at the lowest cost, easy and quick. Use the details to make any type of tree, with or without candles, orchids or crystals. Link to the FREE e-book is in the top navigation bar.
A Fairytale Centerpiece Tree comes alive with hot pink live orchids and hanging candles suspended from white painted manzanita branches. The finished manzanita branches centerpiece is stunning. Take it to the next level, by adding some luxuriously glamorous "bling" by hanging on some of our finest crystal ropes or loose crystals.
Seen in Grace Ormond Wedding Style magazine, this lovely candle tree can be adapted to your event with other types of flowers (real or silk) and by painting the color a metallic silver, gold, bronze or even leaving it the natural Manzanita color which ranges in shades of nearly black to burgandy brown.
This and more gorgeous event decor are in this upscale magazine. You can subscribe by visiting the Grace Ormond WeddingStyleMagazine website. We think this candle tree would be even more gorgeous by adding fine Swarovski crystal ropes hanging beneath the flowers, up in the branches. Highest quality wedding crystals would add glamour and drama, enhancing the dream-like, Fairytale theme effect of this design.
How To Make a Candle Centerpiece Tree Like This?
You can make the centrpiece tree stand up by using one the 5 methods we describe in detail in our FREE online e-book right here on our website: "Secrets of How to Make a Crystal Tree". None of the methods require Plaster of Paris. We don't recommend using plaster of Paris because the wording says it causes cancer right there on it's own packaging. They say it and we believe it.
Many products have warnings but with Plaster of Paris there is an extra concern: it is not merely a liquid, paste, gel or foam,which you can avoid on your hands with gloves, but a powder. Not good to inhale something that has warnings of cancer right on the box, but that's just our opinion.
Many paints make vapors, but you can simply put on a mask or do the painting outdoors in fresh air. However, with Plaster of Paris, when you open it up, it comes out in a puff similar to flour. That means you will be inhaling it. If you are wearing a mask and take it off, it does not dissipate in the air like vapors. It falls to your floor where you track it around your house to inhale or ingest later. Follow our detailed instructions and you can make trees faster, easier, more durable and without the Plaster of Paris.
You can use real wood manzanita branches as was used in each of the manzanita centerpieces depicted on this page, however, you can make similar versions using other types of branches, even curly willow and finish them off with fabulous crystal decorations.
Orchid Tree Project #14
An easy Manzanita Branches Centerpiece Tree like this one seen in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style magazine, can be adapted by adding some of our Swarovski crystal ropes, some leaves, butterflies, etc. to your own special look for all the guest or buffet tables, or create a slightly different look for each table.
3 natural burgandy/brown manzanita branches come together in a simple, tapered glass cylinder vase filled with crushed decor glass.
Hanging from the tree from clear (nearly invisible) monofilament chord are basically test tubes used as vases and wrapped with tiny beads. The vases are filled with white orchids. Since the branches are smaller (we think around 2' - 2.5' feet tall) and there is no heavy crystal, the crushed glass and vase provide sufficient weight for the tree. Adapt this type tree to your tastes, with or without test tubes. You can simply hang orhids or flowers from chord or monofilament or you can wire them right to the tree branches. You can even add some wedding crystals, leaves, vines or perhaps fairytale butterflies, but for a touch of sparkle, hang on some of our fantastic Swarovski or Ethereal crystals. Turn this understated arrangement into a more demure, crystal wedding tree that your guests will really remember.
Want to Make an Orchid Tree Like This and Add some Crystals?
For more information on how to make a manzanita branches tree yourself using your own real or simulated branches, visit the "Secrets of How to Make a Crystal Tree", FREE online e-book right here our site (link in top navigation bar). Although you may or may not hang crystals, the methods for getting the tree secured would be the same.