I am total sucker for the holidays. I love to go all out with decorating. However, that doesn’t mean I want to bright reds and golds and Santa pictures or reindeer noses all over my house. I like the feeling of warm, cozy and simple. And one of the best places to find this type of decor is from your holiday tree. When you go and buy it from the lot (or if you’re super cool and Griswold, from the forest), save those branches that inevitable get cut off along the bottom for your tree-stand.
They are the perfect pieces to add a splash of holiday decor to your home! I love this! How easy and fun – perfect on a door or over a fireplace. So simple, clean but obviously wintery. This could also be turned into a great seating assignment craft. Punch a hole through your seating card and tie it around the branch for a festive way to tell your visiting friends and family where to sit at the dinner table! Super simple table scape decor. The candle holders are a fun idea – glue from the bottom because if you glue up high, the heat from the candles might melt the glue and the branches will fall off! I love this contrast of green to green. I myself might even leave out the ornament, or instead use festive chestnuts or walnuts, to keep things natural. Contrasting the green of the branch with other shades of green, browns, or creams is a great alternative to red, red, red. See – isn’t it lovely how subtly just the tree branches bring in that holiday feel without being too Ho Ho Ho and over-the-top?! So take advantage of ALL the tree branches on your tree…and if some fall on the ground, don’t throw the away, add them to your holiday decorations!