You guys, just when I thought I was near the end of inspiration for the DIY branch wall, in comes this holiday refresh!
I sincerely thought perhaps it was time to take it down. This is what I had before. And quite frankly, I was happy with it.
But the seasons have come and gone, that was last spring and summer.
Autumn neared the end and the branches itself were still bare. I was “stumped” on what to hang. Mainly because I hung it with twine.
Not very smart of me. I should have taken the time to use more heavy duty rope but at the time I just wanted to finish the project. Does that ever happen to you? EEEK!
Originally I wanted to hang micro planters on the branches. Yeah, even the tiny ones had too much weight.
And on Pinterest, I saw many with live foliage like eucalyptus. Isn’t this gorgeous?
Image Credit: Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring via Oprah.com
I love, love, love the holidays and the amount of creative inspiration that my brain fires out is insane.
I look all around each and every day I see potential DIYs and holiday decor design tips I can share with you. Lawd, I love my job!
So, what did I do for my own DIY Branch Wall? Take a look!
I seriously couldn’t believe how good it turned out!
Layering a DIY branch wall
A few tips on how I achieved this look.
1. Start with a focal point. This time around, instead of the $12 shelf I put up myself, I wanted your eyes to immediately be drawn up to the branches.
I was at the local nursery and saw this amazing Spanish moss. Real talk. I had avoided using moss since I wanted my branch wall to be “unique” and totally different from what was already out there.
I learned is that there is a reason why some things are popular! It is because it works! LOL.
I used Spanish moss but put my own spin to it! Divine!
2. Add seating even in unlikely places. It might feel awkward at first because you are wondering, will anyone really sit there?
No matter! Design-wise, it adds life to the room and guess what? It really will invite more people into the space and take a seat.
Don’t let what you think is impractical stop you from layering and adding textures. Once you get a knack for it, you realize how much potential your home has for more functionality.
3. I would be remiss to not mention plant babies. And currently I am crushing hard on my cacti babies. Using different sized and shades of terra cotta pots, it adds variety and cohesion at the same time.
4. Add a cute print and lovely scent to the shelf and then you are done with the holiday refresh! This Morrocan print reminds me of the nativity scene background. I love it as a subtle nod to Christmas.
Don’t forget to place a seasonal scented candle on the table to welcome anyone into a space using more than just the traditional senses.
Where do you think you can put up a branch wall or shelf in your home?
I hope this inspires you to continue to decorate for this holiday in authentic ways that do not cost much. To me, those are the best kind of decorations that end up representing *you*!