Twig Tree – Birds, Hearts & Bird Houses

For a while now I’ve been wanting to make a twig tree in a vase and then the kids & I can update it based on the holidays – Valentine’s Day, Easter, etc. etc.  There are some inspirations which I have seen on pinterest.com – some I like more than others.  Clearly when I re-look at their vases, they use only 1/3 the amount of twigs I have in my vase.

I mentioned something to my MIL that I was going to cut down some twigs and she happened to have a large bunch of twigs which she bought in The Netherlands and was not using, so I have them.  As they were very long, I snipped a lot of them in 1/2 or so and put them in a plain clear vase which I found under my sink.  I have some bronze colored enamel spray paint, but after looking at the sticks closer, I decided to leave them natural.

I have been eyeing an off white large one at a charity shop in Cromer, but it’s 9.00 which I think is a lot of money for them to be asking.  If it were 3 or even up to 5, I might get it but 9.00 is way too much.   Especially where I think you can get it at a car boot for around 2.00.

I picked up some colorful card stock at at trip to the Lidl – not for kids’ crafts, but for me to use, so this project was a perfect use of it.  As Christmas is over and Valentine’s Day is a bit away, I thought I’d do some cute birds, hearts & bird houses to start.  I think a patterned scrap book paper could be cuter.  Plus, the string could be threaded with a needle vs. a whole punch is large, but all in all, I’m happy with the twig tree.  Maebh is too – she says, “it’s very pretty and I love all of them.”

I picked up this gold vase at Break in Holt today for 2.00.  I think it makes it look so much nicer. 

Author: Stars Stripes and Mayonnaise

A Boston girl currently living in Dublin, Ireland snapping photos and blogging along the way about our family’s journeys from the USA to the UK. We were there for a couple years then onto Ireland for the past 3+ years. As you can probably tell by the name of the blog “Stars, Stripes & Mayonnaise” our family is 1/2 American & 1/2 Dutch and if you know one thing about the Dutch is that they LOVE their mayonnaise! When I started this blog way when it was to capturing memories of our family adventures, their love of mayonnaise, my love of photography, D.I.Y., crafting, sea glass hunting and exploring Europe and beyond with our two amazing kids. It’s essentially a journal of our family.

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