How to: Make Easy DIY Branch Coat Hangers

created at: 02/21/2012

Although coat season is going to be winding down soon (or is it?), purse and accessory season has no end!  Ideas for clever coat/purse hangers are in season, and this one is no exception.  

created at: 02/20/2012

This tree branch hanger project form Garden Therapy uses small but sturdy branches simply spray painted white and screwed onto a board.  How’s that for an easy solution to the  misplaced purse problem??  I know we’ve all done it a time or two… or fifteen. Continue Reading

Easy Art Idea: Make Framed Branches

created at: 09/06/2011

With the cooler weather moving into most parts of the continent, it is a good time to tackle all those tree branch projects we’ve seen here on Curbly.  Today I’ve got an easy and eye-pleasing project to add to your to-make list.  

Tracie at Cleverly Inspired shares how she turned some garage sale items into a fabulous piece of fall/winter art. 

created at: 09/06/2011

I know this project can be completely free if you already have a frame you like taking up space around the house.  Continue Reading

Roundup: 12 Unconventional Christmas Trees That Will Have You Re-Thinking The Fir

created at: 12/01/2010

As a tradition, my husband and I usually go on the day after Thanksgiving to pick out a tree with his family.  There’s a special lot that has our preferred species (Balsam Firs – I love how skinny and open they are, which is great for showcasing ornaments.  Take a peek at our tree from last year to see what I mean).  This year, though, we were out of town and to this day are still treeless, which is nearly blasphemous.  Continue Reading

DIY: 3D Wall Art

Mandy from Vintage Revivals is one industrious DIY-er. I just love this 3D, three panel wall art she created out of wood panels and branches. I’m a sucker for trees and branches. She even admits her first attempt at painting the wood panels was a flop. A true DIY-er always has some mishaps along the way. Her final product is wunderbar!

The painted panels even have a textural look to them. See how she did it all right here. Continue Reading

How to Make a Branch of Paper Cherry Blossoms

created at: 03/27/2013

It’s cherry blossom time in D.C., but for those of us who don’t live there, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the flowery fecundity. To do that, we just have to get a little crafty and make our own blossoms.   

What you need:

created at: 2009-04-03

  • A 1″ flower punch with five petals (I used a 7/8″ Sakura by Carl Craft)
  • A tiny daisy punch
  • Tacky craft glue
  • Craft foam or a mouse pad
  • Something with a rounded end like the gel pen in the picture
  • One sheet of pink 8.5 x 11cardstock
  • A bit of white cardstock
  • A branch courtesy of the park, your yard, or your neighbor’s yard.
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