Are you looking for new and simple ways to decorate your home? It can't be easier than unique branch decor. Using branches from your backyard or local woods brings both nature and elegance into your home. If you would like to know more about designing your own unique branch decor, this is the quiz for you.
Go for a walk outside and see if you can find branches or twigs that you can use.
Try and find branches that bend at interesting angles and have an interesting texture. Wishbones, curls and right angles are good examples.
Long, strong branches generally work best, but consider where in the house you are going to put them to determine what is most appropriate. A variety of lengths adds a nice touch.
Dish detergent and water should do the trick. If you have the facilities, you may prefer to wash them outside.
Gently scrub the branches, but try to remove only the dirt and not the bark.
The vase should be no less than 20 to 30 inches tall and about 8 to 12 inches wide -- big enough so it won't fall over when you put the branches inside.
Place the largest and heaviest piece in the vase first, as it will be the anchor piece. Then add the simpler branches until you are happy with how it looks.
Place some stone, glass or wooden beads at the bottom of the vase for a nice effect and to add stability to your branch.
Use a smaller version in a bathroom or hallway. Your big piece should fit well in the kitchen or on a side table. You may want to move it around the house depending on the season.
Another simple idea is to find some large, irregular-shaped scraps of wood from your garden or a nearby woods. Screw the pieces together and drill holes in the flat surfaces. Place it in your unused fireplace and put tea lights in the holes. Your fireplace has now become a beautiful, glowing feature of your home!