Hi y’all! We just returned from a super trip down south to visit Andrew’s dear aunt Cheryl. Needless to say we had a BLAST and loved every blessed second we spent with her (and the beach of course).
While we were away I was cooking up new creative ideas for the holidays. However, before we traveled south, I concocted a Twiggy Christmas Tree. Here in the northeast, we’ve been having the strangest weather; hurricanes, tons of rain and how could we forget ‘Snowtober’! As a result, Mother Nature provided some beautiful craft materials in the way of limbs, limbs, and more limbs!
So, let’s get twiggy with it. You’ll need:
- A natural disaster
- A base for your tree (I used a Birch limb)
- 16 gauge floral stem wire
- Drill & drill bits
- Hand pruner and a sharp saw
- Wire snips
- Wood glue
- Moss (optional)
- Cut the limbs in various lengths so you can layer them to create the tree’s shape -think triangle.
- Cut the base for the tree.
- Using a drill bit to accommodate the 16 gauge floral stem wire, drill a hole in the middle of the twigs.
- Drill a hole in the base and insert the floral wire into that hole. A little dab of glue will keep the wire in place.
- Starting with the largest twig, place a dab of glue into the drilled hole and slide the twig onto the wire — repeat with the remaining twigs.
- Snip off the excess wire at the top of the tree.
- Optional, finish off the base with moss.
Easy right? Happy crafting!