Monday, April 22, 2013

Spring Twig Tree {In Full}

Hi, Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Mine was nice and relaxing - we spent some time with good friends and went to my sister's yesterday for a belated Easter celebration. The weather was finally nice enough for the kids to play outside, and I got a much needed glimpse of spring. This little tree project was originally posted over at Nap Time Is My Time, but I thought I would share it with you (in full) here today, as a little reminder of spring. I'm not sure what yours has been like so far, but around here, we need all the reminders we can get!



Spring has been a little slow to make an appearance around here....we have yet to see a single flower shoot or blade of green grass or bud on a tree branch.....and with Easter already behind us, it's starting to feel way overdue! The good news is that the snow is finally melting, and the bare branches are exposed and ready to be brought indoors.....so, if nothing else, I guess we can start to make our own version of spring!


I have always loved this season. I especially love what it signifies (growth, renewal, a fresh start) and how it makes us feel (alive!). I also love decorating with branches....and since the branches are all still bare, it seems especially appropriate (almost necessary) to create some fresh buds - a reminder of what spring is all about.

The supplies for this project were quite minimal. I started by taking a walk through our backyard and finding some branches....


....and then took a trip to Michael's for some washi tape. I decided to spray paint the branches white to give them a fresh, clean look....and then made a bunch of washi flag "buds" on them.


I carried the washi design onto the vase....and then tied some eyelet lace fabric onto the branches for additional buds, until it looked something like this:


I love that it's fresh, bright, and happy.....a lot like spring (or at least my version of it)!


To make your own version, you will need:
*branches
*spray paint
*washi tape
*fabric
*vase 

I hope you enjoy making your own twig tree... and I hope your spring is fresh, bright, happy, and....here! :)



Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling....
I hope you feel right at home!
-Cathy

18 comments :

  1. what a terrific spring craft idea...SO cute

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  2. Is so nice your tree and very easily projekt!

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  3. what a cute project! i love the colours you used!
    visiting from the nifty thrifty party!

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  4. This is oh so pretty! I have to keep this in mind for next Easter as it'd be a perfect centerpiece.

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  5. hello! i'm stopping by from marvelous mondays - how sweet this is, i just love this!

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  6. So lovely and cute!... I have some branches and glass bottles waiting for me... there... in a corner... I have to do something about it, don't I??? LOL. Thanks for the inspiration! Could you share this at my link Party this week?, it's live now!!!

    Hope have a wonderful day

    Hugs
    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

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  7. Love your tree! It is so bright and simple! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Monday Funday!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  8. This is adorable!! I'm a HUGE fan of washi tape - but never would've thought to do this... Thanks for linking up at the Pinterest Power Party!

    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

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  9. Very cute a clever idea when your waiting for more flowers to bloom in the garden. http://craftwithcartwright.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Very cute, Cathy! I love the idea of painting the branches. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I love this! I have a thing for tree branches and I am always collecting them.

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  12. this is super adorable! love branches. i used a few of them in decorating my daughters room!
    megvcornwell.blogspot.com

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  13. Love this! I'm going to send my little one out for some twigs today so we can add some Spring-ness to our living room. I'd love for you to come share this at our Pinteresting Party too if you have a chance!

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  14. Very charming =)

    Thanks for sharing at the Wildly Original link party =)

    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

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  15. This is such a cute tree.. Love the colorful washi tape flags (buds) :)

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  16. So cute! I love the little flags on it. Thanks so much for linking this up to the Pinworthy Projects Party!

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