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 9Besides 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 9Revamp 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 9Hang 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 9This 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 9It 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 9All 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 9With 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 9Use 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 9Try 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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