It was the best (my first) curbside find the day I asked an arborist to help me parallel park my car in Denver. I didn’t actually have him park my car. I just needed some eyes on the curb and hand signals. Once parked I asked the arborist about the stack of twigs and branches next to the curb. Before I could finish my offer to take some of the branches, his crew was loading the twigs and branches into the back of my car. The leaves and bugs were included.
He asked me what I was going to do with them.
I told him I didn’t have a clue…
but, I would figure it out.
Which is basically my motto in life.
With a car full of twigs and branches and bugs I was on a mission to get home and spend time on Pinterest.
Well, the other thing about me is I stink at crafts. I don’t have the patience or the discipline to follow the directions. I take shortcuts. And, with my vision of a twigs and branches centerpiece, I made shortcuts. Get it?
And, then I went with the circle theme and layered the branches on a round cardboard form to form a centerpiece.
It was a glue gun and layers of sliced branches.
My first plan was to layer berries and twigs, but then I remember the stash of preserved boxwood wreaths.
I love to use a small boxwood wreath to layer and stack candles during the holidays.
This twigs and branches centerpiece was taking shape.
I added my favorite mini candle to pull the centerpiece together.
This upcycled centerpiece, made from Denver’s tree branches is ready for the holidays.