How to use branches creatively – 30 DIY projects for your home

We are constantly trying to include nature into our homes by growing plants inside the house and by using other symbolic elements. But how about something that’s both simple and of great impact? The key is branches. You can use them for a multitude of amazing DIY projects such as:

Branch shelves and decorative accents.

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A branch can also serve as a rod for hanging clothes on. All you have to do is find a branch that’s straight, without nodules if possible. Remove all the small twigs it might have and then hang it in your dressing room.{found on seesawdesigns}.

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A very simple project can be to make a shelf out of a branch. Just go find a fallen tree branch, clean it and put it up on the wall where it can serve as a shelf.{found on site}.

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Similarly, you could have a branch hanging from the ceiling and it can serve as a hanging spot for hats, jackets and clothes.{found on storageandglee}.

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Here’s another way in which you can use branches to make shelves. In this case the branches provide the support for the actual shelves. All you have to do is attach them to the wall at the right angle and height.{found on decorhacks}.

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You can also use branches in your bathroom where you could make some sort of a ladder for hanging towels onto. Simply find two long branches and three of four smaller ones and nail them together to form the towel hanger.

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Here’s another idea: install two hooks into the ceiling anywhere you want and then hang a branch from them. The branch can be the support for anything else you might want to hang there.{found on releasemecreate}.

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Branches are usually symbolic and they can be used to give an artistic and more modern look to your entrance for example. Instead of having plants there you could put a few branches in a planter.

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You can also use branches inside the house. For example, if you can find a few big and tall ones, you can use them to make one of the walls stand out. It would be a very nice background for the dining area.

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You could also use branches to make an interesting headboard for the bedroom. The headboard will be mostly decorative and the branches will form a frame. Find branches of different shapes and sizes.

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Four small branches can be used to make an interesting and original frame. Then use twine and buttons to make a net for the inside of the frame and you can pin photos or hang from it.

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Hanging a branch from the ceiling is a very good idea because it allows you to save space and also to get things out of the way. For example, this nice hanger is a very nice idea for the kids’ room.

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For the bedroom, we also found this awesome idea. Take a few tall and thin branches and place them against the wall behind the headboard. It will seem like you have a forest behind the bed and it will also give the room a serene feel.{found on jenloveskev}.

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For the bathroom, a very simple and functional idea is to hang a branch underneath the cabinet. It will serve as a towel rod. It can also be something useful for the laundry room.{found on homeandharmony}.

Table décor.

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A branch can be a very artistic and eye-catching centerpiece for the table. It’s a modern idea and of, course, the branch would have to be really sculptural and beautiful. You can paint it for a more vivid look.{found on nyclq}.

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Another simple and nice way of using branches for table decors is to put them in a vase. A transparent vase lets you see the branches and this way they appear more majestic.

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Here’s a project you’ll definitely love. Find a few twigs, cut them all the same length and glue them one by one to a glass vase or glass. Then put a candle inside and the light will be controlled by the twigs. It’s a nice idea for table centerpieces.{found on spearmintdecor}.

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For a rustic table décor, you can use small twigs to make a frame for the table numbers. Glue them together and then add the printed paper with the number written on it.

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A more modern table décor can be created by painting a few branches. The more interesting the shape of the branch the more eye-catching the centerpiece will be. The color can be bold or bright to make the branches stand out more.

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You can also use branches to create stunning table decors for special events such as weddings. This one, for example, looks like a miniature tree made from branches and flowers.

Curtain rods.

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A long and sculptural branch can be a wonderful curtain rod replacement. For an even more beautiful look, try hanging curtains made from a very soft and delicate material to emphasize the contrast.{found on Arbor Abode}.

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Tree branch curtain rods are not difficult to make. The most challenging part is finding the right branch. It needs to be straight but to also have a spectacular look. To try combining branches to get the right look.{found on oneyounglove}.

Room décor.

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There are lots of ways in which you can creatively use branches for interior décor. for example, this media room features three strategically placed branches that complement the modern wall décor.{found on site}.

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A large hall can stand out with a stunning focal point like this one. Tree branches were used to create a contemporary décor. It’s like a tree box, very unusual but also very familiar because of the materials.{found on jenea}.

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A truly beautiful branch can easily become a stunning focal point in a room. Mount it on a wall and emphasize its beauty with lighting and background color.{found on site}.

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To make the dining room a more entertaining space you can have a braches hanging above the table. It’s a very simple decoration but it has a strong visual impact.{found on tac}.

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This hall is indeed spectacular. Just look how mesmerizing the tree branches are. Their shapes are amazing and the lighting makes them stand out even more.{found on k2}.

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Branches are particularly nice decorations for the bedroom because they help create a very serene and relaxing atmosphere, like in the middle of nature. Paint the branches for a more modern look.{picture from site}.

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A few tree branches can be wonderful accent decorations for any room and if their shape is sculptural and beautiful that’s all you need. Simply let the branches lean on the walls in the corners of the room.{found on artisticdesign}.

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You can create a very interesting-looking dividing wall between the kitchen and the living room by using tree branches. It will be a feature just for décor and you can attach the branches to the counters and cabinets.{found on site}.

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This bedroom has a very interesting piece of furniture. It’s a table that has tree branches going through it. The branches are tall and the table provides a stable support for them.{found on christopherstarkphoto}.