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. Suzanne

    May 12th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    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.

  2. Lynne Knowlton

    May 12th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    You are soooooo kind to say so! Thanks for the awesome inspiration ! Really, the ‘twigs’ do all the talking..they are they ones that are so creative. Naturally creative. LOL.
    Lynne xx

  3. Maureen

    May 12th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    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.

  4. Lynne Knowlton

    May 13th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Save me a walking stick. Do you have a mosquito beater too? If so, I want to come on a walk with you at the cottage. We can make some twig curtain rods together, and get into trouble …working in our jammies. 🙂

  5. Dionne

    May 12th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    “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

  6. Lynne Knowlton

    May 13th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Dionne –
    We would have so much fun IRL ! Double trouble.
    *Big Chuckle* haha!
    Lynne xx

  7. Irma Navarro-Hankins

    May 12th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    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!! 🙂

  8. Lynne Knowlton

    May 13th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Good point Irma,
    I had the space, but the jewelry tree still attacked Michael when he walked by. I had to retire it to the barn. Boo. I am making a smaller one next. It really did sort all the necklaces FABULOUSLY though. Pretty art too 🙂
    Lynne xx

  9. Sandra Bryant

    May 12th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    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!

  10. Lynne Knowlton

    May 13th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Hi Sandra
    The driftwood mirror is almost like a MOSAIC, don’tcha think?
    Too funny about the treehouse…oh yahhhhh,it definitely has a fridge AND freezer. Once you get in the treehouse, you never want to leave *for ice cubes*.
    Lynne xx

  11. mom

    May 12th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    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) )

  12. Lynne Knowlton

    May 13th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Hi Mom,
    Happy Mothers Day. xx
    Family tree ?! We have a family bush the way we branch out. *_*.
    Love you,
    Your kid xx

  13. Janet @ House Four

    May 12th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    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

  14. Lynne Knowlton

    May 13th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Janet,
    I could see you and I taking a twig course…making furniture. How funny would that be?
    Do you want to jump back in your twig/branch pile now and ‘leaf’ through it all for curtain rods?!
    Have an awesome day today! See you soon ! I seriously CAN NOT WAIT !
    Blog podium….LOOK OUT !!
    Lynne xx

  15. Ashley Taylor

    May 13th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    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!!!

  16. Lynne Knowlton

    May 15th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Hahahaaa! Your trees should be vwery vwery scared right now Ashley. You will be surprised how easy it is to find twigs for rods. If you can’t find any in your yard, just peak at the neighbors. Abundance. *_*. LOL
    Lynne xx

  17. Ivo

    May 14th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    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.

  18. Lynne Knowlton

    May 15th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Hi IVO-
    Great idea. haha. Nothing like a bit of fishing inspiration! Love it ! Lynne

  19. B

    May 17th, 2012 at 1:29 am

    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

  20. Lynne Knowlton

    May 18th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    A Christmas tree from twigs? Funky awesome! Sounds like your cat thought it was pretty cool too. LOL. Yes, you may totally steal the jewelry tree idea. I love sharing cool ideas that work for others too.
    Happy blogging right back atcha.
    Lynne xx

  21. Alex

    May 19th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    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!

  22. Lynne Knowlton

    May 19th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Wow Alex, You did a round the world trip today. You saw my old blog (that was a miracle) and my new one. You have already accomplished great things today. LOL…with worldly visits like that. I didn’t even think that was possible!
    No worries my friend, I have had many a twig land on my head and twirl out the window like a baton. We are like sista’s! Then, I go and sit down and have a big cold summer beverage.
    Lynne xx

  23. Michael @ Blue Velvet Chair

    May 22nd, 2012 at 11:42 am

    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

  24. Marsha

    July 19th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    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

  25. Lynne Knowlton

    July 22nd, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Hi Marsha,
    I wish I had the pattern for it, but I don’t. Darn. Poop. I am no help 🙂 They are GORGEOUS to look at, aren’t they? I bet you could make one, just by looking at the overall design of one. Do you have cedar near you? Cedar or Willow are great to work with to make twig chairs.

    cheers!
    Lynne

  26. Lynne Knowlton

    August 7th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    HI Marsha!
    Did you find a twig pattern?
    Lynne 🙂

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  28. Lynne Knowlton

    July 27th, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Thank you Bamboo fencer for the awesome feature that you did of the bamboo covered poles from my blog!! Greatly appreciated !! Lynne

  29. Kathy

    July 31st, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    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!

  30. Lynne Knowlton

    August 1st, 2012 at 2:38 am

    Hi Kathy
    Isn’t it ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE how much fun it can be to play with twigs, rocks, driftwood, shells and stones? Does life get any better than that?!! Thanks for sending the love about my blog posts, MUCH APPRECIATED.
    Big love, Lynne xx

  31. Rook

    October 2nd, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    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…..?

  32. Lynne Knowlton

    October 4th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    You could be my long lost sista !! Love it ….franken-lamps, lampensteins….tooooo funny !!! Try this one on your husband. Move furniture. When he comes home late at night, and goes to sit on the sofa…it isn’t there. hahahaaa! I move furniture all the time. Michael never knows where he is half the time. I feel like I just moved into a new house -it looks so different. Wooohhoo !

  33. Marcia

    October 5th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    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 good work.You inspire me beyond words.Thanks, Marcia

  34. Lynne Knowlton

    October 6th, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Hi Marcia !
    The twig curtain rods are so awesome ! You will be thrilled with yourself, even without handy Andy. LOL. I sometimes buy throw blankets and even tea towels (!!!) and use the circular looped curtain holders to attach the tea towels/curtains/throw blankets to the twig rod.
    If you need to see a photo to know what I mean, I can post one for you on my facebook page. Just click the facebook icon on the top right side of my blog and it will take you there 🙂
    cheers !!
    Lynne

  35. Joanne

    November 4th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    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!

  36. Lynne Knowlton

    November 5th, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Joanne
    You ROCK OUT LOUD. I had that same chandelier and I didn’t think of that !!!!! Where is my third leg when I need to kick myself?! LOL. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your idea. Great job ! Great job !
    P.s. After a long time, if you get tired of it, I wonder what it would look like if you spray painted the whole thing WHITE including the twigs? Ok, I clearly have a white paint obsession. Smack me. Smack me NOW.
    Big hugs!
    GREAT WORK !!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE
    xx

  37. Joanne

    November 5th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Thanks, Lynne!! That’s like Martha herself giving me a pat on the back, but even better because you’re Canadian, right? My cottage is near Westport, Ont, and
    even though I love white, I’ll stick with the red for now. I can’t wait to add some fir boughs for Christmas. Take care!

  38. Lynne Knowlton

    November 5th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Ohhhh yah, I’m a Canuck ! Fir boughs for Christmas will be brilliant. A little bit of dogwood branches with splashes of red. Cranberries floating in water with floating candles. I can almost smell rum and egg nog from here. 🙂

  39. Betty

    November 26th, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Where can I find these twigs? Please help.

  40. Lynne Knowlton

    November 26th, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Hi Betty
    Where do you live?

  41. Betty

    November 26th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Hi Lynne, I live in Orange County.

  42. Linda

    December 31st, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    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 but still thinks he’s young and stupid (well, the stupid part is true sometimes).
    I have to go look for twigs now. I think I saw some super-looking ones in front of a house down the block. I hope they aren’t home.
    Happy New Year to you and yours. .

  43. Lynne Knowlton

    January 1st, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Well nice to meet you from one kooky nut to another. Awesome !! You have had 6 children and work a stressful job ? Wow ! You are my yoda 🙂 Best of luck with finding some fantastic twigs. I bet you will make something gorgeous…just like pocahontas. xx Much love in the New Year.

  44. Linda

    December 31st, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    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 again too, so who am I to talk?

  45. Lynne Knowlton

    January 1st, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Ahhhh no worries Linda
    The way that you phrased ‘stupid’ in your last comment, was in a FUN WAY. That is what matters. If that is a cuss word, then I am in big trouble. I have a potty mouth at the best of times. I am happy that you chimed in and had some fun along the way ! Happy New Year !! xx

  46. Dr.Time

    January 12th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    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!

  47. linda maher

    February 17th, 2013 at 12:03 am

    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

  48. Linda Lytle

    March 5th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    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

  49. Lynne Knowlton

    May 20th, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Hello Linda !
    I just read your comment in my blog. Sorry I missed it before now ! My bad 🙂
    Tell me more about your dream cabin room ! It sounds ahhhhmazing !!!!!
    Did you make your coffee table? If so, send me a photo ! I would love love love to see it !
    my email is lynne@lynneknowlton.com

    Cheers !!!
    PS. thank you sooooo much for the beautiful blog compliment. xx Lynne

  50. Margaret Williams

    May 19th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    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

  51. Lynne Knowlton

    May 20th, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Hello Margaret,

    Yes, of course… it would be a pleasure to share the photo.

    I have a few more photos of our chair here : https://lynneknowlton.com/our-treehouse/ and some more here too : https://lynneknowlton.com/treehouse-squirrel-trouble-capital-t-trouble/

    Your great grandfather sounded like a beautifully creative man ! I would love to read about him when you are done.

    Cheers !
    Lynne

  52. susan griesel

    May 29th, 2013 at 5:38 am

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

  53. Lynne Knowlton

    June 1st, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Thank you Susan!
    Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best ones, don’tcha think? And twigs.. ohhhh twigs… I just love ’em for their simplicity. Cheers! Lynne xx

  54. Bertye Gluckstein

    June 13th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    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 ?

  55. Lynne Knowlton

    June 13th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Hi Bertye !
    I am located about 2 hours NW of the Toronto airport. I have a friend who makes the chairs. If you like, I can put you in touch with her, and she can make them for you.

    You may have to come visit our treehouse to come pick them up 🙂 …. or…. we do go into Toronto every 12 weeks for my hubby’s chemo. We could maybe meet you in Toronto.

    My email addy is lynne@lynneknowlton.com if you want to reach me that way too.

    Have an awesome day!
    Lynne xx

  56. peachyteachy

    July 5th, 2013 at 8:04 am

    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.

  57. Lynne Knowlton

    July 12th, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Whaaaat? the border agent didn’t like twigs traveling from one country to another? LOL. They are not exactly cheery ol’ fellas 🙂

  58. peachyteachy

    July 14th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Yeah, I guess twig is a niche market. . .

  59. Lynne Knowlton

    July 18th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    That’s because twigs are ALL THAT and a BAG OF CHIPS :). LOL. Lynne xx

  60. justsomeone

    July 12th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    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!

  61. Lynne Knowlton

    October 7th, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Oh geesh,
    I guess I took a few months to reply to your comment. LOL. My bad.

    I attached the twig to the wall with a screw.

    Oh my, now all I can think of is ‘a super long screw’ {insert sex joke}

    Laughing out loud. Laughing out loud.

    Thanks for that !!
    Lynne xx

  62. Susan Spencer

    August 15th, 2013 at 8:58 am

    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!

  63. Lynne Knowlton

    October 7th, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Thanks Susan,

    Sorry for the late reply. I lost this one in the weeds somewhere.

    I want to come to your neighbourhood and stare at all the trees. I will be able to find EXACTLY where you live. LOL.

    Seashells from branches? Brills idea !!! I’m stealing that one. Thanks ! xx

    PS. Thanks for the epic blog love. *blush*

    Kisses,
    Lynne

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  65. Susan Rossi

    September 20th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    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.

    Since we have had several dogs that have….you know….piddled on the carpet – we are afraid what the wood would (funny huh?) look like. We would lay down new area rugs SO the big question IS – should we “GO FOR IT” and go shabby chic with area rugs WITHOUT refinishing the floors or just keep the old carpet for now?

    Some how I think we could pull it off but once we start cutting….there’s no going back and no extra money to refinish the floors! Who’s with me???!

  66. Lynne Knowlton

    October 7th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Tee heeeeeeee Susan

    “your carpet should have a drivers license by now”… hilare !!

    Can you take a peak at your floors ? Is it possible to just sneak a corner up and see how the floors are doing under there?

    Tough question… but I think if it were me… I would rip out the carpet. Carpet holds all kinds of heebie jeebies…. and at least the floor could be a nice fresh start.

    Go for it !

    Lynne xx

  67. Shlomo Krudo

    October 4th, 2013 at 5:07 am

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

    Shlomo

  68. Lynne Knowlton

    October 7th, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Hi Shlomo

    Thank you sooooo much for sending me a photo of your walking sticks that you made for your wife !

    And tell your wife LYNN that I love her name. Except she forget the E. 🙂

    Many hugs,
    LynnE xx

  69. Katelyn

    October 12th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

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

  70. Lynne Knowlton

    January 2nd, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Oh katelyn,

    Now you have totally tempted me into margarita’s again. Hmmm.

    xx

  71. Diane

    December 24th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    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!

  72. Lynne Knowlton

    January 2nd, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    You won’t believe how pretty it will look Diane.

    It is so simple and so very beautiful… all at once.

    Enjoy !

    Lynne xx

  73. Rebecca

    January 26th, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    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

  74. Lynne Knowlton

    January 26th, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    You have two long pieces of bamboo, Rebecca?

    Lucky !!

    Share with sugar bear !

    Bamboo makes a great curtain rod! Bamboo looks great on anything.

    Have fun!
    Lynne

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    January 28th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    15 Ways to Decorate with TWIGS. Simple. Gorgeous. Just like Pocahontas. http://t.co/OzPXGu5sAF

  76. Lupe Ballesteros

    February 10th, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Down to earth ideas….I.love them!

  77. Lynne Knowlton

    February 10th, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Well thank ya Lupe !

    Down to earth, earthy ideas are so simple to do and so beautiful, aren’t they?

    Glad you enjoyed them 🙂

    Lynne

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  79. ellie Clifton

    April 14th, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    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.

  80. Lynne Knowlton

    April 14th, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Hi Ellie

    I have never had to treat my twigs before I used them.

    Cross my fingers, knock on wood… I haven’t had any problems. Now that I said that, I probably will. LOL.

    Have fun !
    Lynne xx

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  82. Anisha Essop

    September 18th, 2014 at 5:05 am

    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. 🙂

  83. Leona Wenzel

    October 23rd, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    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!

  84. lynneknowlton

    November 3rd, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Best #DIY ideas: 15 ways to decorate with twigs. Free tutorial here http://t.co/lG5c9WzpVH http://t.co/zcNZrusxNc

  85. lynneknowlton

    November 3rd, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Best #DIY ideas: 15 ways to decorate with twigs. Free tutorial here http://t.co/lG5c9WzpVH http://t.co/t6dAZeT4B1

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    November 3rd, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Best #DIY ideas: 15 ways to decorate with twigs. Free tutorial here http://t.co/3t0RXeefv8 http://t.co/QrJKQ7Rhpp

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  88. Anisha

    December 2nd, 2014 at 2:41 am

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    December 2, 2014
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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/

  89. Anisha

    December 2nd, 2014 at 2:46 am

    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/

  90. pam

    January 23rd, 2015 at 8:43 am

    You crack me up,…an talk my lingo…

    Luv it…..such talent

  91. 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

  92. 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!

  93. lynneknowlton

    June 18th, 2015 at 10:00 am

    15 Ways to Decorate with TWIGS. Simply Gorgeous. http://t.co/BwwfUnnSzD

  94. 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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  96. Lynn Ronald

    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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