Getting Creative With Dead Branches
Today’s Swingin’ Summer Saturday’s and Sunday’s gets crafty attempting to make a unique and different decoration for my backyard.
Start With A Dead Tree
Last year I had a black sand cherry tree die. I cut down the limbs and my neighbor took down the stump. Well I was looking at the branches and decided it was a shame to throw them out as I saw them as something beautiful.
So I kept them outside until deciding what to do with them. Well today I started on my recycling project.
What I Did Today
First I got a resin planter from my shed, washed it and let it dry in the sun.
Then I gathered some branches from the sand cherry tree.
Next I placed a big foam disc in the planter. It did not go all the way to the bottom, which was fine.
Then I pushed the branches into the foam securing them with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Next came the Spanish Moss and finally a garland of ivy around the planter’s rim.
Below is the project so far. It is not done as I still have a few finishing touches to add and I will post an update soon.
So do not just throw out branches. Look at them from a different angle, there just maybe a way you can recycle them.
Use your imagination and remember when working with Spanish Moss, do so outside as it is very messy 🙂