13.12.12

The Free-Spirited Christmas (Branch) Tree




I'm not sure what inspired me to create this off-beat piece of Christmas wall art. I found this branch on the road outside of my house and brought it inside, where it sat for about a week while I contemplated what to do with it. The idea popped into my head to turn this into a piece of holiday art somehow, but where to start!?

I grabbed a large picture frame I had hanging on my wall and turned it vertically. Using fishing line, I carefully tied the branches to the frame at the sides and bottom. From there, I just grabbed some colourful ornaments and went a little crazy. Is this piece for everybody? Probably not, but it has a certain charm about it I think. It reminds me of something out of a Free People look book. It would work well in small spaces where you can't have an actual Christmas tree, and you can use ornaments that match your decor! Total cost: zero dollars... and all you need is a good branch.

Did I go a little nuts with this one, or do you like the idea?


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28 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Not to mentions so unique.

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  2. So cute, I like the combination of colors and looks elegant with the frame

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  3. LOVE this! this is perfect for a bedroom.

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  4. Adore this, totally inspired to recreate~ YAY, thanks!



    Marie @
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  5. This is so sweet! Love the untraditional colour combo, though it still looks really festive. ~Stephanie

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  6. I like it, it's a fun activity that anyone can do.

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  7. This is so beautiful in its simplicity. Who would have thought an 'old twig', a frame and some decs could make such a gorgeous work of art. You pulled it off my friend :)

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  8. This is really adorable and smart. And pretty. I have a nice and tacky tinsel tree :/ But I love it

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  9. Haha, very interesting! I could see dressing this up in different colours and ornaments for different seasons. Fun! :)

    -Lindsey

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  10. We all go a little nuts around the holidays :) Totally acceptable.

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  11. This is seriously so beautiful! I have no space in my studio for a real tree, or even a faux one. This is such a great idea since I still want to decorate! Great idea xo


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  12. I like it!! (also like that it's cheap :P )

    Emily
    ohthatemily.com

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  13. Lovvvvve this so much! I must be weird because I really don't like putting up/taking down our Christmas tree - I prefer something like this for sure. We did something similar last year, but I like how this is more of an art piece. Go Dana!

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  14. this is actually amazing. how you just come up with such an incredible idea amazes me. i wish i had your eye for design!

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  15. Love this! I made a similar piece of decor with a branch that I painted gold, put in a silver sparkle bucket, and added some ornaments. You can see it in my post here: http://lovesparklepretty.blogspot.com/2012/11/pretty-christmas-party-all-diy.html :) I adore the unique simplicity!

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  16. Love this idea, It's perfect!

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  17. BEAUTIFUL !

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  18. i always find the cutest things on here, thank you!

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  19. I think it is gorgeous! Well done. It's funny, I made something with branches this year too...a rustic Advent calendar to hang on the wall. Take a look if you get a moment. :)

    http://www.womaninreallife.blogspot.ca/2012/12/rustic-advent-calendar-diy.html

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  20. this looks beautiful!!!
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  21. I love the idea :D

    Love xx
    Melanie ~ www.mlncrd.com

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  22. Such a great idea! :) xxx

    http://jeminixlife.blogspot.com

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