How to bring the outdoors in

Many of us love the idea of adding greenery to our homes but struggle to care or feed for live plants. This week I took on the challenge of creating a unique display of nature to “freshen” up a room. This simple wall display can be created for your personal home, or even as  a wedding backdrop. For different variations of this project and my inspiration see here.

There are a few things you’ll need to complete this project.

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  1. A stick: I suggest searching in your yard for one rather than buying a wooden rod at any store. This will enhance the outdoor environment in your piece.
  2. Two types of greenery: Both of these pieces were purchased at Michaels in the greenery section of the store. I suggest buying two different types of greenery to hang: one floral piece and one thin greenery piece. For this project you will need five individual strands to fill the tree limb.
  3. Wire Cutters: These can be purchased at Home Depot for around $3. They did the job quite nicely.
  4. Twine
  5. Clear String: I decided to use a brand called “Stretch Magic” for this project. This specific string will probably be located in the jewelry section of many types of crafts stores.

Directions: To begin you’ll want to wrap the twine around both edges of the branch about 1-2 inches thick. This will create a way to hang your piece upon completion.

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Following, you’ll want to tie each greenery piece to the branch with your stretch string starting with the center piece to evenly space the five pieces of greenery. I suggest tying multiple knots due to the texture of this specific string.

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These pieces of greenery came with a plastic ring on the end of them which was super helpful.

Once completed, cut the desired length of the five greenery pieces to hang on the wall desired. Grab a nail and hammer to place the piece where you desire in your home.

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Overall cost: $20-30

Overall time: 30-45 minutes (I don’t count the time I branch searched…)

Overall DIY: YES.

Do you have a favorite activity you like to do in the fall or a favorite fall flower to decorate with? Let me know here!

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