15 Ways to Decorate with TWIGS. Simply Gorgeous.

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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 :

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

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.

 

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

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  :

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

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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  1. pam

    January 23rd, 2015 at 8:43 am

    You crack me up,…an talk my lingo…

    Luv it…..such talent

  2. marsea ilio

    March 24th, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    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 with nat. pigment paints? I wish that you were next door!! Big love and ardent appreciation! Marsea Ilio

  3. farmkiti

    May 22nd, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    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 the great thing is – the ideas are still lodged in my head from reading your blog. And I can always come back to your delish blog when I find out I forgot how you said to do it. So there.

    Thank you so veeeeeeerrrrryyy much for your super creative blog!

  4. lynneknowlton

    June 18th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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  5. Valerie

    September 3rd, 2015 at 11:36 am

    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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    January 22nd, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    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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