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15 Ways to Decorate with TWIGS. Simply Gorgeous.

15 ways to decorate with twigs. Simply gorgeous.

 

There is something to be said about decorating with sticks.

It’s a STICKY situation.

 

#DIY : 15 ways to decorate with twigs. Free tutorial here http://wp.me/p38cMm-1ni

Sticky  situation

 

It makes you feel a bit like Pocahontas.

 A wild child.

 Living in the woods.

 

It also causes you to think outside the decorator box.  Keeping it simple.  Yet beautiful.  Inexpensive, but not cheap.  Well thought out, yet organic looking.

 

Pocahontas |ˌpōkəˈhäntəs| definition :

An American Indian woodsy gal with long flowing locks of hair, a plethora of gorgeousness, living an eco-friendly life.   And a Virgin.

 

What would Pocahontas do with twigs?

 

1.  She would surely make furniture :

 

Best #DIY ideas: 15 ways to decorate with twigs. Free tutorial here http://wp.me/p38cMm-1ni

Cedar  Twigs  &  Branches

 

I technically tried to make this furniture.  Once.   This is why I drink.  Did you know that twigs can sprout wings and fly ?  They can in my world.  Pffft.  But look how they land so nicely on all four legs.

 

 A well trained chair :

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Sit

As a designer, I like the visual of the twig furniture in certain settings.  Like a treehouse.   Sitting in one is a whole different story.  If you take the sitting risk….get ready for the most uncomfortable chair on the face of the earth.  Just sayin’.  Pack some junk in your trunk.

 You need a lot of padding for a twig chair.  Like a truck load.

The good news : A twig furniture class can be therapeutic.  Great fun to do with a gal pal. Take wine with you.   It will help you forget that your butt is numb.

 

2.  Pocahontas might even build a fence :

Best #DIY ideas: 15 ways to decorate with twigs. Free tutorial here http://wp.me/p38cMm-1ni

How  brilliant  is  that?

 

A little warning:  Keep all kids at a good distance from this fence, if they are looking for a marshmallow stick.  It’s super unique and made with FREE building supplies therefore it gets a high score in my books.

 

3.  How about a Bird Feeder?

It looks easier than making a twig chair.

 

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Tweet  Tweet

 

Hey, while we are tweeting, you can find me here on twitter.

4.  Jewelry holder :

It speaks for itself.  This little DIY is a snap to do.  You could also create it with old metal buckets, sap buckets, your fine china vases…whatever.  Pour concrete into a vase, stick in a twig branch (support it)  let it dry …and VOILA.  No more monkeys in a barrel for your necklaces.

 

#DIY : 15 Ideas for decorating with #twigs. Gorgeousness. A must read blog post via @lynneknowlton

Necklace PEACE. Twig to the rescue.

 

5.  Twig style of lighting:

 

A driftwood version:

 Driftwood light with an Edison Bulb.

You can buy them from West Elm.

Ahhhh….

Best #DIY ideas: 15 ways to decorate with twigs. Free tutorial here http://wp.me/p38cMm-1ni

Driftwood  Light

 

This next idea is not technically a twig.  There is a default excuse.  There is one in the background.  Why have typical lighting ?

 

It is bamboo.  Or something twig-like.  We wallpapered the ceiling, and painted it white.  Wallpaper is from Home Depot.  Paint is Benjamin Moore – Chantilly Lace OC-65 in a semi-gloss.  Linen curtain is from West Elm.

 

Best #DIY ideas: 15 ways to decorate with twigs. Free tutorial here http://wp.me/p38cMm-1ni

Bamboo  Light

 

6. Dear Swiss Family Robinson…

 

 I am sure they would have thought of this :

Best #DIY ideas: 15 ways to decorate with twigs. Free tutorial here http://wp.me/p38cMm-1ni

Hide  a  post  with  Bamboo !   Saahweeet  idea !

Not rocket science.  Not high tech.  Not main stream.  Yet…. Simply beautiful.

7.  Imagine this idea for an outdoor space, garden area, lanai  :

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How  gorgy  gorgeous  is  that  ?!!

 

Does that make you want to live in a grass hut ? With twig window coverings.  Dream life.

 

8.  This signage is a DIY twig no-brainer: 

 

Wood background, painted white, slap on some twigs.

Ba-da-boom-ba-da-bing…

 

Best #DIY ideas: 15 ways to decorate with twigs. Free tutorial here http://wp.me/p38cMm-1ni

Twiggy  Love

 

9.  How about a fence with a funky sheer curtain AND twigs ?!

 

But of course.

Talk about peaceful. Simple.  Understated.  Different.  Cost effective.  Great privacy idea.

Ok, I can’t think of any more adjectives.

Very cool concept.

 

No one will see that you are highballing cocktails every night.

 

Best #DIY ideas: 15 ways to decorate with twigs. Free tutorial here http://wp.me/p38cMm-1ni

It  may  be  beautiful  to  even  paint  these  twigs  in  creamy  white.

10.  Lighting.  With a stick.  A very long stick.  Ok, Bamboo.

There are some seriously ugly crap lights out there in the retail lighting world.  I love love love SIMPLE lighting, like the light in this next photo.

Check it out.

A light made with a piece of bamboo.

Freaking  Brilliance :

Best #DIY ideas: 15 ways to decorate with twigs. Free tutorial here http://wp.me/p38cMm-1ni

The  best  ideas  are  the  simplest  ideas

 

Don’t you wish you were sitting in that sand?  Even if the sand was stuck in your bathing suit bottom?  You wouldn’t care.  The margarita’s coconut juice would take your mind off of your sand filled drawers. Back to twigs.  Damn it.

 

11.  Little Miss Pocahontas smarty pants would undoubtably make a curtain rod.

Definitely.

A curtain rod.

White Sheer Curtain on rod.  So pretty.

Best #DIY ideas: 15 ways to decorate with twigs. Free tutorial here http://wp.me/p38cMm-1ni

Twig  Curtain  Rod –  LOVE

 

Have you priced a curtain rod lately?  I promise you, some of the ugliest curtain rods on earth are in a store near you.  You may need to take out a second mortgage to pay for them too.

It is redonk. 

Forget-ta-bout-it.

 Make one.

 Twig to the rescue.

Best #DIY ideas: 15 ways to decorate with twigs. Free tutorial here http://wp.me/p38cMm-1ni

Epic Twiggy LOVE

 

It is no secret that I have an undying love of twig curtain rods.  Pocahontas and I could absolutely be buds, except I would be jealous of her hair…. Annnnnnd the fact that the ‘Last of the Mohicans‘ was chasing after her in a loin cloth.

 

A window without a curtain is like putting on a leather thong without the feather.

It just completes the look.

 

 

Best #DIY ideas: 15 ways to decorate with twigs. Free tutorial here http://wp.me/p38cMm-1ni

White  painted  twig  with  Linen  Curtain

 

12.  Rooftop twig madness :

 

How coolio is this?

#DIY : 15 Ideas for decorating with #twigs. Gorgeousness. A must read blog post via @lynneknowlton

Twig  roof  top  with  Ribbons,  Petals  &  Buddha LOVE

 

13.  Driftwood.

 

The sight of driftwood renders me almost speechless.  So soft and smooth to the touch.  Organic.  Full of character.

If I lived near a beach, I would wear saddle bags with my bathing suit while gathering driftwood & shells for F.O.R.E.V.E.R.

Pocahontas would understand.

 

Best #DIY ideas: 15 ways to decorate with twigs. Free tutorial here http://wp.me/p38cMm-1ni

Driftwood  LOVE

 

14.  Twigs in a vase

 

Hello …

FREE and so easy to do.

Leave them natural or spray paint them WHITE.

 

#DIY : 15 Ideas for decorating with #twigs. Gorgeousness. A must read blog post via @lynneknowlton

Beautifully Simple

 

15.  Twig Loungers :

Need twigs but don’t have a tree?  Your neighbor should be afraid. Very, very afraid.  Lop off the branches when he isn’t looking.  He will never notice that you have a new lounger on your back deck made of his tree branches.

 

Best #DIY ideas: 15 ways to decorate with twigs. Free tutorial here http://wp.me/p38cMm-1ni

Twig  Canopy  Daybeds  with  Sheer  Curtains

 

Whateva…if your neighbor has a few less branches on his tree.  You’ve seen one branch, you’ve seen them all.  They all look the same.

 

He will never be able to IDENTIFY his so-called branches.

Aren’t you glad I’m not your neighbor?

Your trees would be NAKED.

 I would stand there looking all innocent-like.

* I would totally be the one who stole your tree branches *

My bad.  My fault.  Your problem.

Lynne

 

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Lynn Ronald

How can you make hearts that are open out of branches?
Also a cross? I want to hag the 2 hearts on a cross?

Any ideas?

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Valerie

I LOVE everything on this webpage. I stumbled onto this website because I wanted coconut twig blinds! You have opened my mind to some of the most beautiful creations I’ve seen. Thank you for sharing them!

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farmkiti

I love the twiggy ideas! My wonderful hubby & I are buying a new home, just waiting to be personalized. Everything in the universe got together and allowed us to buy this home at exactly the right time. And then I saw these ideas at exactly the also right time. Whas up with dat???!!!!! I definitely (might) get on this right away. Well, I have to throw out a bunch of junk (still sitting in the basement from our last move) and pack up and move and unpack. So the twigs might not happen for a little (long) while. But… Read more »

Hello Lynne, I was just doing yet another set of curtain rods from my tree loves (I am a wood carver of women fr. recycled trees) and saw your much ‘cleaner’ version! Thank you!! Love them….and now I have been dancing through all of your beauties with delight. Also, am going to order the gorgeous wooden wheels for our Yemaja bathroom’s door. Will they fit the home depot (embarassing) barn door hardware? Looks kinda tricky to change. For beauty’s sake, I will prevail. Do you want to see the Yemaja mosaic floor? recycled tumbled glass painted on the under side… Read more »

pam

You crack me up,…an talk my lingo…

Luv it…..such talent

Anisha

Wow thats fabulous!!! So creative!!!
Well i was just trying to make a simple frame. But then just painted it with red poster colours and the end result was this slight reddish brownish amazing polished feel!! The whole thing costed me not more tan $5-6!! All you need is patience! 🙂
http://pinterest.com/pin/367254544588169519/

Anisha

Anisha
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Wow thats fabulous!!! So creative !!!!!
Well i was just trying to make a simple frame. But then just painted it with red poster colours and the end result was this slight reddish brownish amazing polished feel!! The whole thing costed me not more tan $5-6!! All you need is patience! 🙂
http://pinterest.com/pin/367254544588169519/

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Loved your web site and humor. You are very creative and I’m into twigs and branches, probably because my husband said most emphatically, “no more money on projects!” so I went to making things from what I found out of doors, (in nature). Twig pencils, twig scent sticks, branch candle holders, branch flower pots & holders, etc.
So I found your elegant style usage of twigs quite refreshing and your humor quite delightful, to say the least! thanks!

Anisha Essop

HI Lynne.
Your ideas are so cool. At the moment i’m actually spraying a whole lot of branches in white for the centerpieces for my daughters wedding in December. They are actually coming out quite good. Three cheers for me. lol. I just hope they last till December. Hey who knows i might try out some of your ideas. when i have the time. 🙂

I loved all of your projects, being a nature girl myself. I was wondering if you have to treat the twigs with anything before you use them.

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Lupe Ballesteros

Down to earth ideas….I.love them!

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Rebecca

I HAVE ONLY TWO LONG PIECES OF BAMBOO AND I AM SO EXCITED TO TRY SOME OF YOUR BRILLIANT IDEAS IN MY NEW HOUSE
THANK YOU
REBECCA

Diane

I had a new sliding door installed, resulting in a huge window to my flower garden. I couldn’t imagine putting a curtain up, until I saw your twig curtain rods and shear curtains. Love it, gotta have it!

Katelyn

you are hilareous! thanks for the tips- love your ideas! thank you- have a maragrita on me 😉 xo

Shlomo Krudo

You are so creative! I love things made of found wood, I make walking sticks with them. Love your site.

Shlomo

Susan Rossi

Lynne, love your site, love your writing and your thought processes! Hope I have the courage to implement one-half of your great ideas while I begin planning my living room re-do on a budget! We do NOT have a budget (what’s a budget?) to refinish hardwood floors on the first floor but want to pull up our old carpet that – well let’s just say it should have its drivers license at this point. There was carpeting previously back in the day that avocado green was really popular so the hardwood floors have not seen daylight for a long time.… Read more »

Susan Spencer

Loved this! I had to laugh – my neighbours trees are pretty much twigless. I just love them! I hang seashells from branches and watch them dance in the wind – a bit of fishing line and superglue is all you need. Best blog I’ve seen in a long time! Keep up the good work!

justsomeone

So, I had the branch ready to hang in my kitchen but was unsure of attachment to the wall and now I’m ready to change to a twig since the hanging was an issue. How did you secure the Y-shaped twig to the wall? It’s the perfect solution and so simple! I’m guessing some super long screw? (insert sex joke here…) Thanks!

I have been obsessed of late with the notion of constructing twig FAIRY furniture. I figure that they don’t actually sit, so it won’t hurt their fairy fannies. I am at the collection stage, however, but I think that the lichen-covered bark pieces I find may lend themselves to a Goldsworthy-esque, here-today-gone-tomorrow vibe. I once traveled across the US.Canada border with a branch from our family homestead. The border agent was not a twig aficionado.

Bertye Gluckstein

Where can I buy 2 twig chairs exactly like the ones you have in the picture.I have two which are now about 20 years old and they have rotted . I would like to get 2 new ones. I live in Toronto Canada . Where can I get them ?

susan griesel

I love these ideas! So simple yet effective. Very cool xx

Margaret Williams

Love your ideas! I am writing to seek permission to use the picture you have listed on your site of the children’s chair made from tree branches in a history I am writing about my 3rd great-grandfather; he made chairs like this out of the clippings from his orchard (in the late 1860’s). I would like to put your picture in as an illustration, if you would give me permission to do so.

Thanks, Margaret

Linda Lytle

I LOVE YOUR SITE!!!!!! Please keep dreaming and creating all of these wonderful dreamy ideas of yours. I want to so badly to make “something” from twigs to go in my dream cabin room I am working on.

I need a piece to use as a coffee table/side table to go with a sofa. Something whimsical.

Thanks for your wonderful site!!

Linda

linda maher

Lynne, ok, i have the plans from the internet on how to make a twig table. Cant wait to get up tomorrow to look for twigs. I am really excited about this. I used to make jokes about liking twig furniture but i’m gonna do it. Do I need a level? linda

Dr.Time

Tea trees,coffe trees and chocolate trees surrounded by Birch framing.

Dogwood(Yellow/Red),Birch(White/Grey/Yellow),Aspen,Ash,Cherry and blooming Willow with a brach of Mountain Ash berries? 😉

Crazy too!
Yep! I am!

Linda

I said something in my earlier comment that I have to take back: My ex-husband is not “stupid.” That word has no business being in my vocabulary since I have long considered it a cuss word. I don’t know how it slipped back in, but I’m going to have to kick it out. What I meant was that he tries to do things that are too much for him (like lifting something heavy) and it knocks him down … but then he tries to do it again (with the same result). Well, I make the same mistakes over and over… Read more »

Linda

You are one kooky-nut. I love you! And here I thought I was the only crazy wild thing in our universe … and the only twig-loving pocahontas-like virgin (ahem) … well, not a virgin exactly, but virginish. I’ve given birth to 6 children (2 passed on at age 34 and 40), and I expect to retire next year from a very stressful job. In my spare time, I like to gather up diy ideas for my retirement days and I spend most weekends at my former mother-in-law’s home helping her keep an eye on my ex-husband who has liver cancer… Read more »

Betty

Hi Lynne, I live in Orange County.

Betty

Where can I find these twigs? Please help.

Joanne

Hi, I’ve made a few twig chairs, coat hooks, etc., but now I’m getting lazy. Here’s my latest using an Ikea chandelier as the base: http://pinterest.com/pin/209628557626597521/
Love your blog!

Love your site, Had a ball looking it over and think there may even be some things I can do myself(I am 65) My husband is not ,nor has he ever been a handy Andy.So when I surf the web and fall in love w/something ,I REALLY have to think about whether or not I can accomplish it. I think my absolute favorite is the twig curtain rods, LOVE EM!! I am pretty sure they will be showing up in my bathroom in the near future.and the plus side is, I have woods behind my house!!Lucky me! Keep up the… Read more »

Rook

I love twigs and sticks too….. however, anything I attempt to do that requires the alter-ization (my word :D) of a lamp or lampshade, my husband colloquially calls them Franken-lamps……. or Lampensteins….. depending on his mood. LOL!! Anyway, lovely blog, lots of laughs and chuckles while reading. Are you sure you aren’t my long lost sister? I am not a Robinson though…..?

I love the “Homage to Twigs” posting. I grew up in Alaska and have always loved rocks, shells, stones, twigs, driftwood, feathers, etc! I have collections of all which connect me to my home (now that i’m living away). Keep up the great posts!

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Marsha

Great ideas with twigs. Love the chair and would like to try and make it. Do you have the pattern? I know it would not be very comfortable but I love the look of it.
Thanks for all of your ideas.
Marsha

Fun post. Shared with Blue Velvet Chair facebook peeps today.
My advent calendar this past year was made with a branch frame that fit the entire wall – I like to call it ‘forest glam’. If you want to have a peek:
http://www.bluevelvetchair.blogspot.se/2011/11/make-it-merry-14-days-and-14-diy-ideas.html

Great. Now I want to go collect firewood and pick up some spray paint. Don’t get me started on window treatments. I am a curtain hanging fail. That curtain rod idea is fantastic!

I LOVE this! I have made a Christmas tree out of twigs one year, our cat destroyed it – but it was ever so pretty! I REALLY love the jewellery tree – I am going to steal that idea – I hope you don’t mind.?

Thought I would share around the comment love, seeings as you were so lovely to visit me at my blog.

Hugs,
B

Lighting with a bamboo stick, a very long stick…if you get bored with the lamp, you can always make a fishing rod from it. 🙂
I’m not sure if it holds firm enough on a windy beach.

Ashley Taylor

You crack me up! I’m so going to make the twig curtain rods. I can never find curtain rods that I like, and those are awesome. I’ll be heading out to the back yard with a saw later….my trees are trembling with fear at this very moment! Well, perhaps it’s just really windy right now, but they will be scared. HA!!!

LOVE the twig light fixture, the driftwood mirror, the twig chair (except yep…that might hurt after a while) and your twig curtain rods. If only i had known you were such a twig afficionado, i would have saved all the twigs and branches i just threw in the compost bags after my marathon yardwork days last weekend, i could have smuggled them into blogpodium for you! You are one “tree”-ative chick! Lol

mom

If they can make bamboo clothes, then why can’t you design twig clothes? LOL You could call them Twiggys. Wait…I think a model stole that name already.
Innocent eh? Does this run in the family? Me with barnboard…. you with branches (oh our family tree is branching out :o) )

Love this twig stuff! And the tree house link is amazing, I could park there forever as long as I had a fridge… Love the curtain rods and the light, the door, all of it! Thanks, Lynne!

This is a great post Lynne. I wish I had the space to create the jewelry tree. Love it! Happy Mother’s Day chica – enjoy it!! 🙂

“A window without a curtain is like putting on a leather thong without the feather. It just completes the look.”
My little kid is looking at our shining glass coffee table and the newly polished wood floor….both of which have just had a coffee shower, yes Dear Lynn I laughed so hard~ Simply brilliant piece. xoxo

love it all. I am a ‘walking stick’ and driftwood collector. but i didn’t steal any of mine, they all appeared on our shore at the cottage…. I may, however, steal YOUR idea for the twig curtain rod and use it at the cottage in the girls rooms….make’em all pretty like! And the slatted twig room divider…if i ever have a hot tub….thats what I’m going to make.

Lynne this is beautiful, I can’t believe twigs and sticks could look so beautiful, you are amazing, so creative. I hope you are writing a book containing all of your ideas.

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