There is something to be said about decorating with sticks.
It’s a STICKY situation.
It makes you feel a bit like Pocahontas.
A wild child.
Living in the woods.
It also causes you to think outside the decorator box. Keeping it simple. Yet beautiful. Inexpensive, but not cheap. Well thought out, yet organic looking.
Pocahontas |ˌpōkəˈhäntəs| definition :
An American Indian woodsy gal with long flowing locks of hair, a plethora of gorgeousness, living an eco-friendly life. And a Virgin.
What would Pocahontas do with twigs?
1. She would surely make furniture :
I technically tried to make this furniture. Once. This is why I drink. Did you know that twigs can sprout wings and fly ? They can in my world. Pffft. But look how they land so nicely on all four legs.
A well trained chair :
As a designer, I like the visual of the twig furniture in certain settings. Like a treehouse. Sitting in one is a whole different story. If you take the sitting risk….get ready for the most uncomfortable chair on the face of the earth. Just sayin’. Pack some junk in your trunk.
You need a lot of padding for a twig chair. Like a truck load.
The good news : A twig furniture class can be therapeutic. Great fun to do with a gal pal. Take wine with you. It will help you forget that your butt is numb.
2. Pocahontas might even build a fence :
A little warning: Keep all kids at a good distance from this fence, if they are looking for a marshmallow stick. It’s super unique and made with FREE building supplies therefore it gets a high score in my books.
3. How about a Bird Feeder?
It looks easier than making a twig chair.
Hey, while we are tweeting, you can find me here on twitter.
4. Jewelry holder :
It speaks for itself. This little DIY is a snap to do. You could also create it with old metal buckets, sap buckets, your fine china vases…whatever. Pour concrete into a vase, stick in a twig branch (support it) let it dry …and VOILA. No more monkeys in a barrel for your necklaces.
5. Twig style of lighting:
A driftwood version:
Driftwood light with an Edison Bulb.
This next idea is not technically a twig. There is a default excuse. There is one in the background. Why have typical lighting ?
It is bamboo. Or something twig-like. We wallpapered the ceiling, and painted it white. Wallpaper is from Home Depot. Paint is Benjamin Moore – Chantilly Lace OC-65 in a semi-gloss. Linen curtain is from West Elm.
6. Dear Swiss Family Robinson…
I am sure they would have thought of this :
Not rocket science. Not high tech. Not main stream. Yet…. Simply beautiful.
7. Imagine this idea for an outdoor space, garden area, lanai :
Does that make you want to live in a grass hut ? With twig window coverings. Dream life.
8. This signage is a DIY twig no-brainer:
Wood background, painted white, slap on some twigs.
But of course.
Talk about peaceful. Simple. Understated. Different. Cost effective. Great privacy idea.
Ok, I can’t think of any more adjectives.
Very cool concept.
No one will see that you are highballing cocktails every night.
10. Lighting. With a stick. A very long stick. Ok, Bamboo.
There are some seriously ugly crap lights out there in the retail lighting world. I love love love SIMPLE lighting, like the light in this next photo.
Check it out.
A light made with a piece of bamboo.
Freaking Brilliance :
Don’t you wish you were sitting in that sand? Even if the sand was stuck in your bathing suit bottom? You wouldn’t care. The
margarita’s coconut juice would take your mind off of your sand filled drawers. Back to twigs. Damn it.
11. Little Miss Pocahontas smarty pants would undoubtably make a curtain rod.
A curtain rod.
White Sheer Curtain on rod. So pretty.
Have you priced a curtain rod lately? I promise you, some of the ugliest curtain rods on earth are in a store near you. You may need to take out a second mortgage to pay for them too.
It is redonk.
Twig to the rescue.
It is no secret that I have an undying love of twig curtain rods. Pocahontas and I could absolutely be buds, except I would be jealous of her hair…. Annnnnnd the fact that the ‘Last of the Mohicans‘ was chasing after her in a loin cloth.
A window without a curtain is like putting on a leather thong without the feather.
It just completes the look.
12. Rooftop twig madness :
How coolio is this?
The sight of driftwood renders me almost speechless. So soft and smooth to the touch. Organic. Full of character.
If I lived near a beach, I would wear saddle bags with my bathing suit while gathering driftwood & shells for F.O.R.E.V.E.R.
Pocahontas would understand.
14. Twigs in a vase
FREE and so easy to do.
Leave them natural or spray paint them WHITE.
15. Twig Loungers :
Need twigs but don’t have a tree? Your neighbor should be afraid. Very, very afraid. Lop off the branches when he isn’t looking. He will never notice that you have a new lounger on your back deck made of his tree branches.
Whateva…if your neighbor has a few less branches on his tree. You’ve seen one branch, you’ve seen them all. They all look the same.
He will never be able to IDENTIFY his so-called branches.
Aren’t you glad I’m not your neighbor?
Your trees would be NAKED.
I would stand there looking all innocent-like.
* I would totally be the one who stole your tree branches *
My bad. My fault. Your problem.
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