Using natural materials to decorate your home is a wonderful way to add a rustic, cozy and unique touch to your indoors. Crafting such a decorative item by yourself as a Fall DIY adds even more uniqueness to it, making it one of a kind. If you are looking for a fairly easy DIY project this Fall, just go ahead and try making some framed branches which will look fantastic in any room.
Fall DIY: How to Make Framed Branches Decor (Video)
Image via: Made at the Lake Etsy
- An interesting branch or branches
- Two or more simple or more sophisticated frames (you can even make them yourself)
- A hand pruner
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Acrylic paint and brush or spray paint (optional)
- Hand saw (only if necessary to cut the branches from the tree)
Watch the video on how to make a Branch Frame:
You can find the link to the video here.
- Remove the back from the frame (optional). You can now paint the frame if you find it to be necessary, either because of the original look of the frame or because you want it to match your overall decoration.
- Prepare the branches by removing the leaves, although you could leave a few leaves on the branches, but be prepared for them to wilt in time.
- Lay down the frames one beside the other. Lay the branch or branches over the frames and arrange them until you are satisfied with how they look.
- Now it’s time to trim the branches. Keep in mind that you want to give your final product the feeling that the branches begin from one frame and evolve into the next one. Trim each section of the branches to just fit into the frame it’s dedicated to. When done, make one final test run by loosely laying your trimmed branches into the frames. The ends of the branches should be as close as possible to the inside edge of the frame, so you will be able to secure it. When everything looks good, begin gluing each branch in its place, starting with the first frame and moving to the next.
- Let the glue dry and just let yourself be stunned by what you created!
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Hang your finished Wall Art on a blank wall above furniture or a mantel, inside or outside. You can arrange them in an unconventional way or align them perfectly; it’s all up to you!
Image via: Made at the Lake: Etsy
A way to make this project even more special is to give a little more thought to the wooden material you want to use; there are a lot of interesting wood species out there, like wood from a Birch or Poplar tree that have beautiful barks, but branches from a tree or bush right outside your home can do the trick as good as any plant!
You can even give a little spark and glitter to your branches by painting them before gluing them into your frame, or add a colored background for an interesting contrast. This easy Fall DIY can be prepared in a very short time giving you a delightful item to enhance your home.
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