I used the smaller branches to create a "conversational piece" on the headboard in the master bedroom. By the way, I've changed the light strand on the headboard. This is a perfect example of less is more.
The longer branches I used for curtain rods! I haven't changed the blinds yet but I will soon.
This branch is longer than the other one but I left it that way because I want to use it to hang decorative things off of it. I moved the glitter letters from the Summer Love Mantel and hung them there, for now.
The "rods" were easy. Spray paint a tree branch, drill pilot holes, and screw on the wall. Here's the difficult part, oak is VERY hard wood to drill through. Sun Kissed Husband and I usually end up bickering while putting things together. This project was no exception.
I wasn't sure what to use for the curtain tiebacks then it came to me as a total fluke. I love wearing flowers on my hair or clothes. One day I was getting ready to put on a flower when Sun Kissed Boy #3 ran in the bedroom asking for me to pick him up so he could see the garbage truck out the window do its thing.
I clipped the flower on the curtain and lifted him up. Of course, by the time I set him back down I had forgotten about the flower (yes, I'm that much of a scatter brain). We left for the day and when I got back home and walked into my bedroom, I saw the flower clipped on the curtain and the lightbulb went off!
I went to the store and bought another of the pins. If you want, you can make your own rosettes. There's tutorials for them all over blogland. Here's some I found.
I used cheer ribbon to pull the curtain back a little and pinned the rosette to hold everything together.
Here's how they look. I feel like I need to gather them a little more but I really like the overall effect.
I'm so glad my neighbors hung on to the branches as long as they did and have let me dip into their stash.
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