This project would work with a variety of tree or bush branches and would look nice naturally or spray painted white.
This is what I did:
- I brought two 7 foot branches into my house, tied them together with fish line (so it wasn't noticeable), and leaned them against the wall in my dining room. I think it would also look nice leaning against my fireplace but I was looking for something to fill an empty space and create symmetry. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on an expensive artificial plant and many are not as tall as I wanted. I didn't worry about bringing in insects with my branches because we trimmed a healthy limb.
- I planted a Jade plant in a small pot and nestled it in the crook of the branches. I chose a Jade plant because it requires medium light and infrequent watering. I then secured it with jute rope to prevent slipping. I didn't like the rope visible so I hot glued some dried moss aound the rope and bottom of the pot.
- I also hot glued jute to some pinecones and draped them over limb.
I also LOVE decorating outside and so last summer I leaned some branches in a corner of my deck to add some pop! A robin gifted me with a beautiful nest and I nestled it too in the crook of some branches. I considered hanging a bird house on one of the limbs but didn't want the mess if a bird moved in.
This Spring I might add some white lights to brighten up my deck. In the mean time, I'll try to be patient and wait for the snow and ice to melt!