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One Branch, 10 Projects: Ways to Incorporate Mother Nature Into Home Decor

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Have you ever thought about decorating your home with tree branches? This simple material can make a big impact in your space. With Earth Day right around the corner (April 22nd), the perfect way to celebrate is by trying a nature-inspired craft. Instead of heading to the craft store, take a nature walk and find fallen branches in good condition for some eco-friendly crafting. Do good for the environment AND spice up your decor!

Start your branch crafting simply with this candle holder — all you need is a glass votive holder, glue and branches. Try adding a natural element to your living situation with one of these ten branch DIY projects. Click through the jump to see them!


  • Coat Rack 1 of 9
    Coat Rack
    Besides branches, you'll need a plank, drill, screws and paint to make this unique and stylish coat rack.
    Get the step-by-step at Garden Therapy
  • Framed Art 2 of 9
    Framed Art
    Revamp an old frame with spray paint, then adhere branches to the back with a staple gun. Prop on your mantle for the ultimate in natural home decor.
    Find the how-to at Cleverly Inspired
  • Clothes Rack 3 of 9
    Clothes Rack
    Hang your clothes easily and naturally — you will need a painted, heavy branch, metal wire and hooks to anchor the wire into the ceiling.
    Find out more about the project at Love Aesthetics
  • Jewelry Tree 4 of 9
    Jewelry Tree
    This branch was painted and anchored to a wood base to make it the perfect jewelry display.
    Learn how it was done at Centsational Girl
  • Twig Table 5 of 9
    Twig Table
    It looks as though the entire table was made from branches, but it is simply a painted table with wood circles and cut branches adhered with a strong glue.
    See how it was done at ManMade
  • Towel Rack 6 of 9
    Towel Rack
    All you need is a place to slide the branch above the sink, no tools required! Of course if you don't already have a shelf, you can add two curtain rod holders to the wall and place the branch on them to achieve the same effect.
    See more images at kjerstislykke (site in Norwegian)
  • Wood Chandelier 7 of 9
    Wood Chandelier
    With just a few simple lamp parts, you can turn a hanging branch into chandelier. You don't even need to alter the wood — you just need to glue the sockets and then wire them.
    Get the step-by-step at Crafty Butt
  • Twig Mirror 8 of 9
    Twig Mirror
    Use a basic mirror as your base for this craft: just cut your twigs to the right size and secure them into place with hot glue.
    Learn how to do it yourself at Citified Country Girl
  • Colorful Wreath 9 of 9
    Colorful Wreath
    Try more bendable branches (like willow) for this project. This wreath was created by winding branches, and then adding bright embroidery thread in strategic places.
    Get the step-by-step at Duo Fiberworks

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