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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.

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2006


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


  • Flowering branches

  • Glass cylinders

  • Wire

  • Scissors


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

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

  3. Tuck in any buds.

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