There’s something to be said about using natural (and free) materials in design and decor, especially if they’re right from your own backyard. I’ve been known to save colorful leaves as table centerpieces, press and frame dried flowers, and reuse slivers from cut trees as coasters and hot pads. This time, tree branches were my inspiration.
The sweet curly branches that I trimmed for this project were borrowed from (what I think is called) a curly willow tree. The trees themselves are very pretty, with long, weaving branches, and once those branches are trimmed and dried out, they can be used to make a lovely “bouquet”. The bundle of fragile branches themselves can be placed in just about anything – my mom displayed hers in antique jars, but I picked out a new tall glass vase at Marshalls on the cheap. The final display would fit on my dining table at a centerpiece if I didn’t have hanging pendants, but for now it’s on display in the corner of the living room (far enough out of the way to not be destroyed by the dog tail).
This could be done with any kind of plant, I imagine – some evergreen branches around the holidays would be pretty (no pines on my property, though), or branches of roses or blackberries if you have some to spare in the springtime. If you try something out – I’d love to see your own interpretation!