So a project that begins with a dead tree branch is one of my favorite pieces of artwork right now in our home...really! It is a simple piece that makes me smile when I think about the trip into the woods with my friend Jodi and our daughters, Kara and Sydney, searching for the perfect branch. We started out just looking for the right size. You know, something that would fit inside the bottle and not tip over once we made the table top displays. Then we started to appreciate the shapes, the colors, the bits of lichen and tiny pine cones still attached. It became hard to choose, and we collected so many they barely fit into her car!
Once we got home, I filled a vintage inspired bottle with popcorn to add some color and to help hold the branch in place. I decorated the bottle with some coffee stained cheesecloth, an old chain and vintage clip on earring.
Sheri Deluke Photography for photographing this project and several you see on my blog header and buttons! I appreciate your help and advice so much! I've linked this project to SNS Funky Junk Interiors "Sticks, Twigs and Branches" Come take a look at all the great projects.