- Last updated on August 23, 2008 at 1:16 am
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I made a cheap-o version of those sparkling manzanita trees with real crystals hanging everywhere to place on the cigar table of our outdoor lounge. I went to a small patch of woods near my house and gathered a bunch of different kinds of branches and spray painted them bronze. We bought a tall cylinder vase as well as the rocks to weight the bottom and the silk orchid stems at Hobby Lobby (again, only buy on sale, this place always has a sale). My mom had bought the plastic crystal-shaped beads at Pottery Barn on clearance around Christmas, but these are also sold at Michael's. The bead strands we picked up at Michael's also. The strands were the most expensive part of this centerpiece, so if your budget is uber tight, skimp here and use more pendant beads and hang at different lengths from fishing line. I used green string to tie in with the color scheme.