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11 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 11 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 11 DIY Tree Branch Décor Plans You Can Make Today

1. Decorative Jar

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

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

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. Manzanita Frame

What You’ll Need: Tree branches, trimmer, cutting supplies, frame
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Instead of using boring picture frames, upgrade your picture frame with this manzanita frame idea. All you need to do is get a traditional picture frame and some wood. Cut off a corner and connect the parts of the frame using a branch.

This plan is ranked as intermediate just because you will need to cut the picture frame, which can be a bit difficult at first. Aside from this task, the overall plan is super easy and results in a unique finish.


5. Light Holder

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.


6. Tree Lamp

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.


7. Dreamy Tree Light Fixture

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.


8. Book Holder

What You’ll Need: Tree branches, paint, mounting kit, books
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

If you have a lot of books in your home, try out this book holder. Using old branches, you can create a rustic book holder that is unique and breathtaking. Although this idea isn’t great for a ton of books, it can help you showcase your most prized books.

Making this book holder isn’t exactly difficult. You will need to select branches carefully and then paint the branches so that they don’t ruin the books. The difficult part will be mounting the branches to the wall to ensure everything stays upright.


9. Headboard

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.


10. Patio Ladder

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.


11. Coat Rack

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.

light bulb dividerHow 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 a 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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Conclusion

Now that we’ve covered 11 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!


Featured Image Credit: Maria Orlova, Pexels

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