The past couple of weeks, the weather in Nashville has been all over the place. We have had snow, rain, freezing temperatures, warm temperatures and lots of wind. As a result, Mother Nature provided some beautiful craft materials in the way of twigs, pine cones, leaves and acorns.
So I figured I needed to put these beautiful things to good use and cook up some creative ideas for the holidays. I have managed to make a simple white wreath and an Advent wreath – just in time for 1. Advent on November 30th.
Here’s my latest project: a twig Christmas tree. I started with two pieces of old fence wood which I attached with screws. I sanded the pieces and white washed them by mixing a small amount of white paint with water.Next, I cut a few twigs and used Liquid Glue to attach them to the wood. Hot glue gun just didn’t do it for the thicker twigs. A few tiny twigs and some white spray paint is all it took to create this star.
I figured these acorn caps would make cute ornaments. I spray painted them white, silver and gold and hot glued them to the tree.
That’s all it took to make this natural, earthy and inexpensive Christmas decoration.