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Branches in Bloom

Quince branches enclosed in glass cylinders create a sculptural centerpiece that's grand but airy, so conversation can flow.


Tips: Other flowering branches such as dogwood or forsythia would also work.


  • Flowering branches
  • Glass cylinders
  • Wire
  • Scissors


  1. Step 1

    Cut stems diagonally, and set in an inch of water.

  2. Step 2

    Bend thin fresh-cut branches to form napkin rings, and secure with wire.

  3. Step 3

    Tuck in any buds.

Martha Stewart Weddings, Volume 37 2006

Reviews (3)

  • shaynee 3 Sep, 2008

    wow what a great idea, but instead of having live dogwood branches, I'll use silk flower stems. Or use tiger lily stems instead.

  • kamahalan 6 Jun, 2008

    Such an adorable idea! I'm coordinating a wedding on a winery this November. But I have to double check to see if there are any blossoming branches in the fall season to be able to pull this off. Otherwise I may have to create the blooms myself.

  • SuziT 19 Apr, 2008

    I love this! I may have to steal this idea for my wedding...amongst lots of other Martha ideas! :)