Monday, 25 November 2013

twig star DIY

...DIY
 


In my post about advent last week I talked about how I'm feeling inspired by nature for this years Christmas décor, and today I want to show you how I've made this easy twig star to help
bring some light into the winter darkness...


It all started with a lovely Sunday family walk in some local woods the other week...
I love getting outdoors this time of year: The crispness of the cold air, the way the sun is bright and low, casting long shadows on the ground....the smell of damp leaves and the stillness of the woods...


I was picking up twigs along the way, and came home with my arms full...


I picked out the straightest ones,(You'll need 12) about the same length and gave them a good scrub in the bath..
...when they were dry, I dusted them lightly with some white spray paint...

 
Using some garden wire, I bound them together in the shape of a star...I found the easiest way to do this was to first make 2 triangles then wire them together...then I doubled up the twigs because I thought that looked nicer...

 

Then I used 2 small battery operated LED strings of fairy lights and wrapped them around the twigs, securing in places with some wire...I made sure the battery boxes was at the same spot, near the "bottom" of the star..

 
  
And that's it:
 
 
 
 Looks nice, hey? Hang it on the wall, or do what I did and place it on the floor in a dark corner of the room, to light up those dark winter evenings....very atmospheric and perfect for advent!

 
 
  I will be back with another post about bringing some more atmospheric light into your advent décor before the end of the week!


But before I do, I want to show you another nature inspired post: my big pinecone experiment...

Please let me know what you think about my twig-star or if you've made something to bring some light into you décor for this winter...I love to hear from you all!!

xxx
June

2 comments:

Magdalena Jansdotter said...

Looks fab hun!Such a great idea.. :)

june olsen said...

Thanks Magda!!xxx

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