10 ways to decorate with twigs

10 Ahh-mazingly Simple Decorating Ideas

Life is better when you are laughing.

 

And   decorating   with   twigs

10 simple decorating ideas. They will blow your mind. EPIC. Money saving. Coolio.

 

 10   simple  decorating  ideas :

Tip #1 :

*  Up-cycle your dining chairs with paint.

*   Mix and match your chairs for an eclectic look.

*  Mix old benches with old chairs for some amazeballs of interest.  Add natural elements.

*  A twig mirror never hurt anyone.  An Ikea light for $20 makes for great ambiance and fabulous wrinkle hiding technique.

 

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Upcycle old chairs with paint.

 

Tip #2 :
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Garden edging from the dollar store makes a great table runner !

 

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* Use natural elements as a table runner.  I {naturally} went to the dollar store to find mine.

* Create a ‘curtain’ using hanging shells.  Hang the shells from a twig/branch. Use birch bark as an extra element on the window sill or table runner.

Peel the bark off of your neighbours tree.

Ta-dahhhh.

 

CELEBRATE.

 

Tip #3 :

 

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The candles help the hussy-ness.

*   Twig curtain rod with shells.

*  Candles for ambiance are from Ikea.  Practically free ~ they are so inexpensive.

 

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Twig  curtain  rod  in  the  treehouse

 

Tip #4 :

 

White is where it’s at.

If I need a white FIX, I head to Ikea.  Ikea stools are {value priced} at $89 with $10 white covers. They are comfy as all get out.  Sooooooo cosy. Easy to keep clean.

Throw them in the wash with bleach every now and again.  Buy $10 replacement covers to keep on hand for emergencies.  Like red wine explosions.

 

 

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Don’t  look  too  closely.  Milk Duds  are  hiding  under  our  sofa.

Tip #5 :

 

Use throw blankets as curtains.

That’s right.  Are you wondering why the heck you didn’t think of that before ?!!

I know. I know.  It will be OK.  I did that for years.  Don’t beat yourself up.  Drink gin and tonic and you will be fine. However, you will never be able to look at a throw blanket the same again.

Ikea throw blankets are amazeballs of awesomeness.  Never mind your lap.

Put them on your curtain rod.

 

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Throw blanket curtains

 

One wee problemo :  I swear the throw blankets at Ikea are getting smaller.  Like McDonald’s Big Macs.  I could swear that they were bigger when I was a kid.

The Ikea sheepskin rugs are getting smaller too.  I swear it.  Or this could be a butt problem again.

 

Tip #6 :

Use the hook thingy’s to hold your throw blankets.  That is an official term.  Hook thingy.   You know the ones.  They are a circle thing with a clip on it.

 

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Simple & Beautiful

Or, if your throw blanket has a fringe, tie the fringe into wee knots to attach it to the rod.

 It works.

Sexy-ness abounds.

These are actually tea towels …

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Tip #7 :

 

Put your sheepskin rugs on chairs and benches.

How’s that for a slice of awesome??!!

 

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So comfy !!


Tip #8 :

 

Use tea towels as curtains.  Drying dishes is boring.  Boring as all get out.   I can’t even LOOK at a tea towel without thinking of a curtain.

Why dream of dishes when you can dream of curtains?

 

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Treehouse library

 

 

My fave tea towels are from West Elm.

I have a LOVE for West Elm.

An adoration…

 

 

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Every time I shop at West Elm, my husband hides my credit card.

I have no idea why.

 

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Trunk Stash

 

Whomever said that you can’t get a kitchen sink into a VW bug… they LIED.

Been there.

Done that.

Got the poster.

 

Tip #9 :

 

Ikea sheers.

These puppies are $5.99 for a set of TWO ! Helllooooo.  That is practically free.

I use them all the time.  No need to hem.  You can cut them raw with scissors.

So cool.

You can also combine them with other curtains or use them as a stand alone.

 

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Tea Towel meets Ikea Sheers

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Have an ugly window?

Throw these babies on.

 

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Outhouse  LOVE

Suddenly, you will be in love with the window again.

Mostly because you can’t see it.

 

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Candles  and  Sheers  for  Boudoir  🙂

I even put mini lights on the sheers.

I throw candles in the mix.

Great for soft lighting.

Ambiance.

Gin and Tonic.

FOCUS.

Decorating tips.

 

Tip #10 :

 

Shells.  Shells. Everywhere shells.

Mix the twig with shells and you will have a shell-gasm curtain.

 

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Shell  ‘ curtains ‘

I bought my shell ‘strings’ in Bali.  I am not lucky enough to live near a beach.  If you do.  Shut up.  I don’t want to hear about it.

How do you spell beach  E.N.V.Y ?

Oh la la.

 

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Tip #zillion :

 

OK, that was really tip number #11, but I numbered it #zillion so you would think I blew you away with soooo many tips.

 

Twiggy   LOVE :

 

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A fab twiggy tutorial on how to make this lighting is here —> DIY: How to make Grapevine Balls.  You wouldn’t believe all the commotion over there on that blog post.  You will pee your pants.  Just sayin’.

 

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Wait wait wait…one last very important tip :

 

Do not mix powder laxative in your beer and then go to bed.

Shamefully…it works.

Lynne

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  1. lynneknowlton

    August 12th, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    10 Ahh-mazingly Simple Decorating Ideas https://t.co/fG9DezlB23

  2. DustQueenCanada

    August 12th, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    RT @lynneknowlton: 10 Ahh-mazingly Simple Decorating Ideas https://t.co/fG9DezlB23

  3. Jen

    January 10th, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    How did you secure the branch to the wall for the curtain rod?

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