I headed out into my yard and did a little pruning. You need really thin branches but not too thin that they are not strong....something sturdy. I used an old glass votive that was burnt down to nothing and I had a string of beads that I had on hand. You will also need a hot glue gun (not a low temp one) and a pair of scissors.
Cut your branches in various lengths. My tallest stick was about 6 inches tall, the shortest was just above the top of the glass jar.
Warm up your glue and put a dot of glue on the top of each branch and dip your bead into the glue. It worked best if I stuck the branch into the tip of the glue gun (mine has an open nozzle) and then dipped the tip of the branch directly onto the bead. I hate the strings from the glue gun and this seemed to alleviate them since you weren't pulling the glue away at any point. Your beads on the branches will look like this:
Take your glue gun and slowly start by putting glue on the middle and bottom of the glass jar doing an inch at a time. Then place your sticks into the glue pushing firmly into the glue. Continue until you go all the way around making sure the sticks are close together. See how you can't even see the glass jar underneath anymore?