Last year, while running errands in the city (Denver), I parked in front of a tree trimmer (arborist) and his crew. I asked about the pile of branches stacked on the curb. These guys were more than happy to load the branches into my car. At this point, I had no idea these tree branches would evolve into a branches and boxwood centerpiece.
First, I had to ignore my family’s fake enthusiasm when they saw the branches next to the garage. I made the decision to slice the branches. I still didn’t have a plan, but at least the branches were no longer stacked like firewood (with their leaves intact) on the side of the house. #goals
My options to up-cycle the branches increased when I sliced them down into stackable pieces. I created a wreath with the sliced branches using a cardboard form as the base for the wreath. But the branches wreath looked bland.
And I remembered the small boxwood wreaths that were in a holding pattern of their own. I couldn’t figure out what to do with my set of three boxwoods from my favorite online decor site. I played with a layered look of the boxwood wreath and the sliced branches wreath. I added a candle for what had transformed into a branches and boxwood centerpiece.
branches + boxwood |
The fun part of this branches and boxwood centerpiece is how it came together. It was trial and error and mixing it up with different layers and accessories. The candle was just sitting on the counter with no home and it fit perfectly in the center of this piece. See what I just did with the centerpiece?
branches & boxwood centerpiece