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. 

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