Posted on December 19, 2014

Decorated Christmas Twigs

I had this amazing and inspirational plan to decorate foraged twigs and branches from my garden with flossed threads, metallic yarn and beautifully festive wool.

I got the sticks.I sand-papered the sticks. I gathered the threads and wool.

Foraged twigs to decorate Foraged twigs to decorate

But I haven’t done it.

The branches that I gathered in October are still in the same metallic pot, just as I placed them ‘for now’, back then, weeks ago.

And now when it comes to it, we’ve ended up with a real Christmas tree anyway. A tiny, plump little spruce that is still alive and that we can plant out after Christmas and that will grow with us. I love our tree, and I love this plan. But what about my amazing idea?

Well instead, I’ve simply hung a few of my decorations from the sturdier branches. There is no festive metallic thread, but I think it still looks reasonably gathered and foraged and unintentionally minimal.

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Some artfully wound metallic threads would have made it a properly festive arrangement. But there’s not always time for everything…

Reindeer Dust & Fairies

Maybe it’s not as inspiring as it could have been, but still perfectly acceptable as a ‘second’ tree. I’ll decorate the twigs next year.

And I’ve got my ‘reindeer dust’ ready to sprinkle on Christmas Eve.


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  • Reply Karen December 21, 2014 at 8:12 am

    I really like your second tree! Simple, plain branches and sticks which make the colours of the ornaments POP x
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    • Reply daintydora December 21, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      Thanks Karen – I did feel quite bad that I hadn’t really carried out my ‘big plan’ but I’m happy with the bare branches and they definitely make the decorations POP! x

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