It doesn't say what it is on the tag, but it looks like bittersweet to me, and since it was 50% off, I snatched it up. It was in the floral department- not the seasonal section of my store. If or when you decide to do this project, I would recommend calling ahead or looking online to make sure floral is 50% off that week unless you don't mind paying full price. It seems like it is always 50% off when I'm there.
It was $9.99 so I got it for five dollars.
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I got out my pliers and cut each stem off individually at it's base (right where they connect to the big stem).
Since they are kind of hard to cut through, I always clamp down on the stem with the pliers as hard as I can. Then I remove the pliers and twist the stem back and forth on the cut line a few times until it snaps off.
Next, I took one of the stems outside with me and cut about five branches from my tree the same length. Then I put them in a mason jar and bent and arranged them together so thy looked natural. The bittersweet is bendy. :)
I could't decide where to photograph them!