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Stuck on Sticks

December 8, 2009

I’m really loving natural and slightly-unnatural branches in home decor right now.  There’s really an artistic aspect to branches – and what a great seasonal alternative to flowers when you’re stuck in the dead of winter!

I’ve started copying a few ideas, with a large branch from my yard stuck in a vase alongside my DIY holiday votives.  I’m hoping to spray it, and some others,  silver for the holidays. I am loving the Manzanita Advent Tree created by Kate at Centsational Girl!

Image credit: Centsational

If I get super creative, I may try and wrap just a few LED lights around it to create a lighting effect inspired by this chandelier:

Image credit: Unplggd

I also love this holiday table centerpiece that I saw over at L’Atelier.  How easy is that? Just grab a few branches of Curly Willow from your craft store, then spraypaint them white and add some colorful paper cutouts of stars.

Image credit: L'Atelier

 This example is technically an “Easter Cube Tree,” but it’s pretty much a twist on Kate’s Advent Tree idea.

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I’m even drooling over this wedding cake from – who else – Martha Stewart Living.  And the little touch of birds just – well, pardon the pun – “takes the cake!”

Image credit: Martha Stewart Living

I guess you’d say that right now I’m just stuck on sticks.  Are you?  Or do you think that branches are only for the birds?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 8, 2009 8:23 PM

    Branches are everywhere in my home…. all four seasons. Love this post ! Thanks so much for the feature.


  2. Julie permalink
    December 29, 2009 12:50 AM

    I love sticks, too!!! Always have! In fact, I used to have this huge stick arrangement in a vase in my house. I’ll have to send you a picture of if I ever run across one!

    Oh and I absolutely love that idea of the LED lights taped to that branch!! Is there a tutorial??? I’m feelin’ kinda crafty these days. It’s been a while since I have. Maybe you’re inspiring me! :)


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