Denver branches |
I am in love with my new centerpiece made with sliced branches from trees in Denver.
A few weeks ago, after it took seven minutes to parallel park my car with the help of an arborist and his crew, I asked his crew if I could grab a few of the cut branches on the sidewalk.
His first question, “What are you going to do with them?” My response, “No clue.”
I referenced Pinterest, but based on his weathered, well lived facial features I don’t think he knew the site (no judgement). His crew eagerly loaded my car with dozens of branches.
up-cycle branches |
I loved the idea of up-cycling a little slice of Denver. This was not the first time I have pulled my car over when I saw a landscape crew trimming branches. I am still on the hunt for a tree stump.
up-cycle packing materials |
The challenge with this centerpiece was what I could use to create flat surface, in the shape of a circle for the base of the wreath. It turned out my slight hoarder tendencies of random packaging castoffs paid of with this centerpiece. I had a stash of packing materials stored in a tub for that moment when my crafty side kicked into gear. I knew these packing material, cardboard shaped circles would come in handy.
Hot glue worked best to adhere the sliced branches to the cardboard form. I started with one layer of sliced branches and added a second layer. The layers of sliced branches disguised the cardboard form.
To give the sliced branches a pop of color I added a small boxwood wreath. Last year I purchased a few sets at my favorite daily deal site.
Sidenote: I used one of my favorite candles ever. I found it here.