I love coming up with unique ideas for the home.When I got chosen from Yahoo to write a post based on there Fabulous DIY projects I was so excited… I like to think of getting gifts from nature when I find beautiful fallen branches with pretty pine cones attached to them. While I’m just as excited as the next person about shopping for gifts this holiday season. I might be even more into developing a cool alternative idea to the standard Christmas tree. So finding this fallen branch idea got my inspiring juices going for a cool festive tree design, especially one that is designed for small spaces.Check out how easy the instructions below:
- Fallen branches
- Oyster shells or ( white rocks if there are no oysters in your region)
- White ornaments
- Metal or tin canister
- White Rust-oleum spray paint
- Turquoise butterflies
I love that there were pine cones already attached to the fallen branches because its one less pine cone to attach. I wanted a beachy, minimalist look for the tree design, so I picked white, blue and silver for the main colors. 1.Take the Rust-oleum white spray paint and spray the branches all white. 2.Start filling the canister with oyster shells or white rocks half way.
3. The most difficult part of this tree design is positioning the branches to look like a tree in the metal canister.Take some flower wire and attached the loose branches. By the middle of Brides Maids movie, I secured the branches and was ready to decorate. 🙂
4. Add the ornaments evenly on the branches keeping it simple and letting rustic look of this alternative tree design shine.You can customize the look of your tree by adding different kinds of ornaments in any color you like… Its totally up to you!
The turquoise butterflies were a last-minute idea, its more beachy than winter but it gave the tree that a little WOW factor.This is a great project to do with family! Even my husband got interested in helping.
“Walk with Nature”
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