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17 DIY Tree Branch Décor Plans You Can Make Today (with Pictures)

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Something as simple and subtle as a wooden branch can turn into a beautiful masterpiece inside your home. In fact, wooden branches have skyrocketed in popularity with the popularity of hygge designs.

If you want to make something cool from tree branches in your home, check out these DIY tree branch decor plans. All of these plans are super easy, and you can even make them today, assuming you have the right tools in your closet. Take a look.

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The 17 DIY Tree Branch Décor Plans

1. Decorative Jar by The Summery Umbrella

Decorative Jar
Image Credit: The Summery Umbrella
What You’ll Need: Tree branches, jar, additional accessories
Difficulty Level: Beginner

One of the easiest ways that you can make tree branch decor is to create simple decorative jars. Decorative jars function as beautiful centerpieces. You only need a few items, and you have a beautiful centerpiece ready to go. This plan is perfect for beginner DIYers or those looking for a plan on a budget.

The cool thing about this plan is that you have a lot of room to create a centerpiece perfect for your style. Just select different branches, accessories, and jars, and you can have a unique jar that no one else has seen before.

2. Stick Candle Holder by Paper Blog

Stick Candle Holder
Image Credit: Paper Blog
What You’ll Need: Tree branches, glue, glass jar, trimmer
Difficulty Level: Beginner

This candle jar is perfect if you have extra stakes laying around your home. It requires very little effort, but it creates a candle jar that is beautiful and one of a kind.

All you need to do is get a small glass for small candles. Make sure that the side of the glass is straight. Then, glue the sticks around the jar. You may need to trim some sticks so that they are not too big. Once the glue dries, you have a beautiful candle holder.

3. DIY Wreath by A Traditional Life

DIY Wreath
Image Credit: A Traditional Life
What You’ll Need: Tree branches, trimmer, floral wire
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Another easy plan to try out is this DIY wreath. You can use the wreath as a hanging accessory on your wall or door, but you can also use it to accent other things around your home. For example, you can use the wreath as a unique picture frame.

This plan is super easy to follow. It doesn’t require much skill, but it will take a little bit of patience at first. Once you get the hang of it, you will be able to make a DIY wreath in no time.

4. Light Holder by Hydrangea Treehouse

Light Holder
Image Credit: Hydrangea Treehouse
What You’ll Need: Tree branches, lights, accessories, mounting kit
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

This light fixture is a great way to make your home hygge inspired. The construction of the holder is pretty easy. You mainly need a branch. Clean it up so that it looks organized and connect candles, lights, or ornaments to the branch via string or wire.

The most difficult part of this plan is that you have to hang it from the ceiling. Make sure that it is supported correctly so that your lights don’t come falling down. This is especially true if you are using heavy lights, such as candles and glass candle holders.

5. Tree Lamp by Crazy DIY Mom

Tree Lamp
Image Credit: Crazy DIY Mom
What You’ll Need: Tree branches, wood base, light bulb kit, staple gun, nails, etc.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

If you have a little bit more DIY skill under your tool belt, try out this DIY tree lamp. With this lamp, you will need pieces of wood as the base, attachment tools like a staple gun, and a light bulb lamp kit.

This plan is beautiful if you are going for a natural look inside your home. Although it does require a bit more skill than some of the plans above, it is still easy enough for intermediate DIYers to try out.

6. Dreamy Tree Light Fixture by Hydrangea Treehouse

Dreamy Tree Light Fixture
Image Credit: Hydrangea Treehouse
What You’ll Need: Tree branches, fairy lights, electrical wire
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Here’s another great way to use tree branches to create a dreamy light. Using old twigs and sticks, you can create a subtle lamp that looks beautiful just about anywhere.

All you need to do is get fairy lights and wrap them around each branch. It’s best if you select fairy lights with electrical wiring that will stay in place. You can put these branches in a vase so that they are sitting upright or hang them from the ceiling.

7. Headboard by Emorie Kidder Designs

Image Credit: Emorie Kidder Designs
What You’ll Need: Tree branches, paint, boards, glue, nails, sandpaper
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

This headboard idea is perfect for homes that lack a traditional headboard. All you have to do is make the headboard using a few simple items. Within just a few hours, you will have a headboard that looks like it was professionally made.

At the same time, the items required for this headboard are super affordable. In other words, you will save a lot of money by making this headboard than buying a fancy headboard that every other person has on your block.

8. Patio Ladder by Creative Ambitions

Patio Ladder
Image Credit: Creative Ambitions
What You’ll Need: Tree branches, nails, hooks, tweed
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

This idea is an interesting take on a patio ladder. Using old branches, you create a ladder design. However, this idea goes a step further because it allows you to connect your favorite pictures between each of the rungs.

The plan itself is pretty easy to do. You will need some sawing devices. Other than cutting the branches so that they are even and laying on one another correctly, the rest of the job is a breeze.

9. Coat Rack by Design Intuition

Coat Rack
Image Credit: Design Intuition
What You’ll Need: Tree branches, paint, boards, glue, nails, sandpaper, etc.
Difficulty Level: Experienced

The most difficult DIY tree branch decor item on our list is this coat rack. For the coat rack to be fully functioning, it needs to be supported by the roof and floor. This support system is what makes the coat rack difficult.

Even though you might need additional tools or a little bit of help to make this coat rack, the final finish is to die for. It creates a natural scenery in your home on which you can hang your purse, keys, coats, and other personal items.

10. Eucalyptus Branch Wall Décor by The Honeycomb Home

Image Credit: The Honeycomb Home

What You’ll Need: Eucalyptus, branch, fishing line, and hooks
Difficulty Level: Beginner

If you’re looking for a nature-friendly centerpiece for a room in your home and you’re on a tighter budget, this eucalyptus branch wall décor is an outstanding choice. It’s super easy to make and looks great with a natural theme, but it’s not the longest-lasting home décor option.

This guide from The Honeycomb Home breaks down everything you need to know about the project, including how to make it for yourself!

11. Garden Stick Mobile/Wind Chime by Make and Takes

Image Credit: Make and Takes
What You’ll Need: Sticks, wood box, wood glue, paint, bells, staples, eye screw, and a hemp cord
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Whether you have a baby on the way and want to add a natural element to their nursery or if you want to create a beautiful wind chime for your patio or deck, this guide from Make and Takes is exactly what you need.

It’s a beautiful natural wind chime, and if you want to use it as a mobile for a nursery, simply don’t attach the bells! Either way, it looks great and fits into a wide array of décor.

12. Branch Heart Wall Art by Shades of Blue Interiors

Image Credit: Shades of Blue Interiors
What You’ll Need: Branches, paint, and fishing line
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Technically this isn’t the most complex project to complete, but it is the one that’s going to require the most creativity. You can stick with the classic heart design that this guide from Shades of Blue Interiors highlights, or you can use it as inspiration for your own design.

That’s really what’s critical with this project, it’s all up to you on what you want to build. It lets you get your creative side out, but if you struggle in that department, this might not be the project for you.

13. Branch Advent Calendar by The Merrythought

Image Credit: The Merrythought
What You’ll Need: Birch plywood, paint, permanent marker, hot glue, scissors, wood cutting tools, string, and a pine branch
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Christmas time is one of the most wonderful times of the year, and if you already bring a live Christmas tree into your home, you likely already need to trim a branch off each year! Instead of throwing that branch straight into the trash, this design lets you repurpose that branch into a festive advent calendar.

Even better, if you save the plywood boxes, you can save them and reattach them to a new branch each year. It’s a natural advent calendar that’s easy to make and adds a little more pine smell to your home throughout the holiday season.

14. Driftwood Wall Hanger by The Effortless Chic

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What You’ll Need: Driftwood or reclaimed wood, coat hooks, Phillips head screwdriver, spray paint, painters tape, screw eye hooks, and screws
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Whether you’re coming in or going out, having somewhere you can put your coat, bags, keys, and everything else is as convenient as it gets. But you don’t want to create an eyesore just to add a little convenience, and that’s why a design like this one is so great.

Not only does it add all the convenience you need, but it looks great and adds a natural element to your room. Even better, the guide does a great job of breaking down everything you need to make it yourself.

15. Branch Jewelry Stand by Redhead can Decorate

Image Credit: Redhead can Decorate
What You’ll Need: Sandpaper, urethane, branch, drill, drill bit, and glue
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

If you have a ton of jewelry and want a stunning jewelry stand for it all, check out this amazing DIY tree branch jewelry stand. It will take a bit of work to make, but if you do it right, you won’t find a better option in the store, online, or with another DIY project.

It looks great and is extremely functional, but keep in mind if you’re not careful with the branches, you can break them when putting on or taking off jewelry.

16. Tree Branch Handrail by Remodelista

Image Credit: Remodelista
What You’ll Need: Eucalyptus, branch, fishing line, and hooks
Difficulty Level: Challenging

Let’s face it, this isn’t a project for everyone. Not only does it take tons of time and expertise, but it’s not easy finding the perfect branch to make an amazing tree branch handrail. It can’t be too old, it can’t be too bent, and it needs to be long enough. But if you happen to find your dream branch for this project, it looks amazing.

Just ensure the branch is thick enough and durable enough to act as a handrail. That way, you’re not creating a safety hazard when you’re building this amazing handrail

17. DIY Household Hooks by homedit

Image Credit: homedit
What You’ll Need: Wood, screws, and glue
Difficulty Level: Beginner

This guide goes over a few different ways you can turn some dead tree branches into some amazing hooks for your home, and since they offer different designs, there’s sure to be something that works for your home.

Whether you’re looking for something smaller to hold car keys or a longer design for jackets and coats, Homedit does a great job of highlighting different options you make for your home!

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How Do You Preserve Tree Branches for Centerpieces?

For all of these ideas to work, you have to preserve the branches. If you don’t, they will end up attracting bugs or rotting out. The good news is that it’s super easy to preserve these tree branches so that they are safe and sanitary within your home.

All you really need to do is dip the tree branches in bleach water. The bleach water will kill any germs, bacteria, or insects on the branches. Then, spray the tree branches with polyurethane varnish or some other preservative spray. Allowed the branch to sit overnight so that it dries completely before continuing on with the project.

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Now that we’ve covered the great tree branch decor plans that you can make today, the only thing left is to pick which plan is your favorite and get started. For most adults, all these plans will be easy to make with the right tools and resources.

Just make sure that you prepare the branches accordingly before you get started. The last thing you want to do is introduce bugs to your home or forget to preserve the branch and spend all that time working on it. Good luck!

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