Craft Cottage - Winter Branches

Skill Level:

Beginner

Crafting Time:

1-3 hours

Technique(s):

Painting

Material(s):

Glass Gems
Pinecones & Sticks
Spray Paint

Category:

Home Decor

Tag(s):

Nifty & Thrifty
Upcycled/Recycled

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Winter Branches

This is a very inexpensive, yet very impressive table arrangement. It is a nice arrangement for any winter-themed occasion—dinner parties, birthdays, showers, and of course, Christmas! We collected the branches from outside, but you could easily find similar branches at a craft store.

Supplies & Tools:

  • Branches – collected from outside
  • White spray paint
  • Miniature ornaments
  • Vase
  • Glass pebbles
  • Large piece of cardboard

Directions:

  1. Collect branches from outside. We started collecting branches a few weeks before we making this arrangement so that they would be dry.
  2. In a well-ventilated area, lay cardboard down to cover your work area. (It's best to spray paint outside.) Lay branches on cardboard.
  3. Use spray paint per the manufacturer’s directions and spray the branches, turning as needed to completely coat the branches with paint.
  4. Let branches dry.
  5. Arrange branches in a vase. Break/cut branches as needed to desired length.
  6. Gently pour glass marble pieces into vase. These will help hold the branches in place.
    Note: Tilt the vase on an angle as you add the glass pebbles. Allow the pebbles to gently slide along the side until it reaches the bottom of vase. This will help ‘break the fall’ of the pebbles and reduces risk of breaking the vase.
  7. Hang the miniature ornaments all over the branches. Add additional embellishments as desired.