Monday, December 3, 2012

Broken Twig Tree

 This simple Broken Twig Tree comes together in just minutes and uses natural elements to create a beautifully striking DIY Christmas decoration!

So...have you heard Christmas is almost here? Ha! Between frenzied shopping trips, family get-togethers, cookie baking, unpacking boxes upon boxes of ornaments and decorations, meal planning, party hosting, and, of course, trying to keep some of the magic would be almost impossible not to feel the pull of the Christmas season!

It's chaotic! And stressful! And, all too often, unenjoyable!
The exact opposite of the silence, scarcity, and serenity of winter.

When I look outside right now, I see nothing but bare trees and broken twigs. Lots and lots of broken twigs. The perfect inspiration for this little framed tree. I collected a bucketful of sticks and twigs, and pulled out the smaller ones to use for this project. I broke them by hand and found that the natural curves, knots and imperfections of the twigs were exactly what I had in mind.

I used a hot glue gun to attach the twigs to pearly white card stock, then mounted the white to a larger olive green card stock. Of course, with the twigs behind glass, I needed to remove the back of the frame. Luckily, this one had small prongs in the back to hold the card stock in place.


A nice break from Christmas.

Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling!
I hope you feel right at home :)


  1. Love this idea! I've been wanting to do something with twigs! Thanks for sharing! I found your blog via Sugar Bee. :)

    1. Thanks Kristin! I hope you have fun making your twig project! :)

  2. Hi Cathy! This cute project caught my eye. So creative yet simple. Thanks so much for sharing it. I found your blog via Practically Functional and am following you now. -Meg

    1. Hi Megan,
      Thanks so much! I'm happy to have you as a follower!

  3. How soothing this piece of nature!

    1. Thank you, Donna. Such a wonderful compliment :)

  4. Very cool, I love how that turned out! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  5. i love the pure simplicity of this...such innocence.

    hope you'll find a moment to stop by (if you haven't already!) and enter a giveaway i am hosting:

    smiles and happy weekend to you.


    1. Hi Michele,
      Thanks for the feedback...and for the heads up about your giveaway! I will stop by and see if I'm too late...!


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