Thursday, November 29, 2012

Recycled Branch Christmas Tree

I have been recently wondering what I wanted for a Christmas tree this year. I love the fresh tree, but hate that needles drop all over the floor .There is a fake fiber optic one in the attic , but I really am wanting something different this year.
That being said... I  was thinking out of the box, and came up with an idea using  recycled tree branches from the local brush pile. Free is always my favorite word ,so me and my two furry kids sent out on an adventure to find just the right branch.
We then brought them home along with some hydrangeas I found. I dug through my spray paint collection and found gold and copper.The branches are done in copper, and the hydrangeas are in gold.

I cemented the branches in a flower pot I had in the yard.

Under a big ole pine tree next to my garage I gathered some pine cones.These were glued to fish line and I added some crystals which I borrowed from the upstairs chandelier.

I brought in the potted branches........then began the fun part....DOODLING!!!
Clusters were made with roses and the hydrangeas, and hot glued on....

Then the pine cones, and crystals....

 I love the way the branches make shadows on the ceiling  at night!!

I just might leave this up all year and decorate for each Holiday. I can already imagine hearts for Valentines day, leopard eggs for Easter, etc.......
 I will update this post with pictures .......See ya soon! xoxoxoxo


  1. Interesting...kinda gothic and blingy at the same time. I am looking forward to your new blog :) waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  2. A very cool idea. Request.....can you add the google friend connect button to the sidebar, so I can follow this blog to? Thanks. Also I made the spaghetti carbonara from your other blog last week, and it was fantastic, thanks!

    1. Thanks so much Ann Marie, and yes I will get my buttons in order. Please bear with me , I'm quite computer illiterate .It takes me a little longer to figure technology out . LOL