Decorating with nature is one of my favorite things..... it's incredibly inexpensive and it challenges me creatively. I've been collecting twigs from my back yard for quite some time and I finally came up with a fun and colorful project for them!
Just read below for a little tutorial:
Acrylic Craft Paints
Step 1: Cut twigs with pliers to desired length. They don't all have to be exactly the same length. I think it looks better if they are a little varied. Mine are around 13-14 inches long.
Step 2: Paint twigs with acrylic craft paint and a foam brush. To create the ombre effect, choose two colors. Paint a few sticks with just one straight color, then mix in a little of the other color for the next twigs. Gradually add more of the second color. For the last few sticks, paint them with the unmixed second color. Let paint dry.
Step 3: Cut a string about 5-6 feet long. Find the middle of the string and tie each side of it to the ends of the first twig.
Step 4: Tie the other twigs to the string below the first. Just make a loop on each side, slide the ends of the twig in, and secure it with a knot. Pull tight.
Step 5: When you have tied all the twigs together, make a double knot at the end to hold securely. Then snip off the extra string at the ends.