Pottery Barn had some beautiful blooming branches in their spring catalog. I love how they look, but dang…they’re expensive! So I decided to make my own blossoming branches. Now, if I lived somewhere else I could have gone outside, snipped some perfect branches, and called it a day. BUT…I live in South Texas and where trees consist mostly of scraggly cedar bushes. While looking online for a cheaper version if the PB branches, an idea started to form. I planted a live oak in the backyard a little while back and it totally didn’t make it…
I know its hard to see, but its there, right in the middle, dead as a doornail. Sooo…I chopped it down, brought it inside and got out my glue gun. I don’t have any pictures of the process because this was a pre-blog project, but basically all I did was get some faux pink flowers and glue them to my dead little tree. My goal was to make it look like a blossoming cherry that you see in springtime. I’m not sure if it looks like that, but I like it anyway. And it only cost about 5 bucks (suck it Pottery Barn!) For the base I found a tall glass thingy at Ross and filled it with rocks from our gravel pit…here is the finished product!
While we’re on the subject of fake trees – I have a bonus project to show you!
I like to paint – though I’m not particularily good ant it and won’t attemept anything thats not abstact. I wanted a tall painting for the blank little hallway between the living room and our bedroom. Since I’m on a tree kick I decided to paint…a tree! My inspiration came from this painting I found on Etsy….
My tree looks quite a bit different…I really
just liked the way the leaves looked in the one above. And that it looked easy. Easy is good.
Here is mine!
The Etsy painting cost $225…mine cost $20. Whoop whoop!