Welcome friends! As promised, today we are kicking off our new blogging format with our VERY FIRST SATURDAY CRAFTERNOON! What are we making today, you may ask? Well…
(Drum roll please)
In the spirit of the Christmas season, we will be making an awesome (and really easy) tree branch ornament display. I call it “Holiday Branch Decor” (super original, I know). I cannot emphasize how easy this craft is, yet it adds just a bit of pizazz to our dining room wall. Thus, I couldn’t help but share it with you. So enjoy! Tweak this craft as you wish to fit your home decor, your style, etc. and most of all have fun with it! Happy Saturday Crafternoon everyone!
On a side note, if you have any questions, comments or anecdotes, please feel free to comment below! And if you do decide to try out this Saturday Crafternoon’s craft, let me know how it goes and even send a picture! I would love to see it. 🙂
Holiday Branch Decor
What You Will Need:
- 1 x Tree Branch – I used one about 4 ft (122 cm) long, 1.5 in (4 cm) wide
- 5 x Long pieces of twine or string – I used hemp string about 3 ft (92 cm) long
- 25 x Christmas ornaments – I used plastic balls from IKEA found here, but you can use whatever you have that is shinny, sparkly or would just look good on the wall
- Tie each piece of twine or string to the tree branch about 7 in (18 cm) apart using a simple, but sturdy knot.
- Then tie each of the ornaments to the string about 7 in (18 cm) apart (there should be 5 ornaments total on each string).
- Finally, mount the tree branch to the wall.*
*If you need an idea of how I mounted the branch, please refer to the image below. I used 5 nails total (3 on the bottom of the branch slightly angled up to support it and 2 on the top of the branch slightly angled down to hold it in place). Keep in mind: the number of nails you use and where you place them may vary depending on the branch you use. If you need help, though, please do not hesitate to ask.