I’m back today with another quick DIY that came to my mind after stumbling upon this beautiful image…
What caught my eye immediately was the simple tree branch decoration on her shelf. I thought, “I bet I could make one
using all the crap I have in my garage of those!” Believe it not the challenging part of this project for me was finding a tree branch as ornate as the one she has! So I used a piece of driftwood I had on hand instead.
To start, I corralled my supplies+materials:
The wood block measures 5.5″ x 5.5″ and wood dowel is 5/8″ thick and 7″ tall.
(I patched some holes on this block so it would be smooth – it’s been laying around our house forever!)
Since my dowel is 5/8″ thick I used a 5/8″ spade drill bit (duh!) to make a hole in the center of my block; then I filled up the hole halfway with wood glue.
Insert your dowel so it’s nice and snug.
My little “Price is Right” model demonstrating for you.
Once the glue was a bit dry (apx 30 mins) I gave my piece a quick spray with flat black paint.
To add a bit of pizazz I grabbed some small gold L-brackets and decorative antique brass tacks and attached them to each corner.
The last step is to attach any decorative object to the top. Like I said, it was challenging getting my hands on an ornate branch (we live in a fairly new development and the trees around my house are just babies) so I chose this fun shaped piece of driftwood instead. We have had this forever (pre-kiddos) and I still love the fact that it looks like an antique shoe form. I used some Gorilla Tape on the bottom to attach it, as I don’t want to damage the driftwood.
There you have it…another quick, inexpensive DIY project today! Please come back soon as I have two projects [one I actually FINISHED] in the works that are pretty cool [I said so modestly!].