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Manzanita Tree Do It Yourself Wish Card Templates Downloads

Do It Yourself, or DIY, wedding projects allow you to create your own personalized favors and touches that can be applied in any way you can imagine on your special day, for a shower, a party or whenever. All you need are some basic items and a little creativity.

We have lovely Manzanita Tree Do It Yourself Wish Card Templates downloads for you. Download here and you can purchase the card stock to print out here. The Wish Card Templates are designed to be printed on pre-perforated paper, so it’s a super easy DIY project!

You will see a small hole on the right hand side of each card. Use a hole punch and pull a piece of ribbon, raffia or twine through each wishing tag. Scatter across the table or place them in a beautiful bowl for guests to write their wishes to the two of you.

These instructions are for creating a base for one Manzanita branch, 18 inches high. This is a really simple and fun project brought to you buy where you can purchase your manzanita branches for your wedding wishing tree.

Materials used in this demonstration:

  • One 5 x 5 block of foam
  • One plastic container (8 inches in diameter, 7 inches tall)
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Newspapers
  • Disposable container for mixing the plaster

The foam block and Plaster of Paris were easily obtained at a craft store (Michaels Crafts in this case). The plastic container was purchased at Home Depot, and is actually a plastic flower pot. You can pretty much use any type of cute pot or planter that matches your theme.

1. After preparing your work area to protect from plaster misshaps, start by inserting the base of your Manzanita tree into the block of foam. Use firm and steady pressure, being careful not to move the branch around. We don’t want to make the hole in the foam oversized. 2 or 3 inches ought to be enough. If something goes wrong, you can always turn the foam over and use the other side.

2. Gently lift the and block and branch together, and place it into the container. Use gentle pressure to seat the block snugly down into the container, making sure it’s level.

3. You can fill the rest of the container with Plaster of Paris, however for this demonstration we rolled up small sections of newspaper and stuffed them neatly around the foam block, leaving about 2 inches of space to the top of the container.

4. Mix your Plaster of Paris according to the instructions on the can. A heavier batch (not too soupy) is easier to work with, and sets faster. Pour the plaster into the container, spreading it evenly over the top of the foam block. Fill to within 1/2 inch of the top. Be advised that a glass container may be a problem, as this material can expand and heat up a bit and could break the glass.

5. That’s it! Set your tree out of the way for about 20 to 30 minutes while the plaster cures. After the plaster has cured, place other materials on top and around the base to conceal the plaster.


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  1. I love this post… its such a cute idea and I am so grateful for how you break it down. It’s a must do… so much so… I blogged about it, Hope you don’t mind!

  2. -100. Corey says:

    This is such a great tutorial!!!! I wish I had this to do when I got married!

  3. -100. the dresspert says:

    What a wonderful and unique Idea!!!

  4. Thanks for the great post. Great job of making it so detailed and specific too. Sometimes DIY’s are too vague and you can’t quite figure out how to accomplish the end goal but this is great.

  5. -100. Heidi@TrulyEngaging says:

    Wonderful keepsake idea!

  6. -100. Bianca says:

    I am from Germany and I just love this idea! I will make this for my may wedding!

  7. -100. Espe says:

    Would this 18" size be suitable for a table centerpiece? What size branch do you recommend for floor decor?

  8. -100. JoAnne Alter says:

    A couple of weeks ago, we did a blog post on Celebrate with Style about a Wish Tree we saw at the Dining by Design fundraiser in New York City. However, yours is such a great post that I’m going back to add a link to your tutorial. Really nice and very helpful–for any celebration. So glad I found it. Thanks!

  9. -100. Katie says:

    I love the idea of using manzanita branches. I’ve seen them painted metallic silver and gold before too, they area beautiful!

  10. -100. Dana says:

    tried to download wishing tree tag template and could not. Has this been discontinued?

  11. -100. Liana says:

    Kansas Michael’s stores do not carry the trees. Any suggestions besides online ordering and paying a huge shipping charge? I love the idea and look! Thanks for sharing!

  12. -100. Marilyn says:

    If you can go out side and get branches from the trees. (long medium thickness) spray paint whit if you like. You also can get them from stores that sell crafts and silk flowers. Pace them in a tall clear vase filled with clear stones or crystals (From the dollar store by the bag) from the craft stores. Place branches. Get tags or print them string with thin ribbon to hang. Use string of crystal to us as garland on the branches. Your good to go. Should cost about $25.00 depending on how well you shop. I’ve made them for as little as $15.00.. Be creative they are beautiful and fun to make..Good Luck

  13. -100. liana says:

    Thanks for the suggestion and it’s what I had to switch to. Looking at very cool birch branches at Hobby Lobby. Decorating will be a fun chore!

  14. -100. Carrie says:

    I couldn’t find any fake branches that I really liked so I went to the local flower market and got some peach blossom branches. I can’t wait to use them! I got 5 big branches for $10 dollars. Much cheaper than the fake ones that I was looking at buying at craft stores.

  15. -100. T&J says:

    Can you download a blank sheet with the background design so i can print the design on both sides please.

  16. -100. DeAnna says:

    Can you please download the template without any background. I would like to purchase different paper to print this on.

  17. -100. Heather says:

    I love this but the link for the wish tags wont open. Could you send it to me or tell me how to access it? Pretty pretty please!!

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