Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Ombre Twig Wall Hanging

Ombre Twig Wall Hanging Tutorial

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:

Materials:
Twigs
Pliers
Acrylic Craft Paints
Foam Brush
String
Scissors

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.
Ombre Twig Wall Hanging Tutorial
How to Make an Ombre Twig Wall Hanging

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.

How to Make an Ombre Twig Wall Hanging

16 comments :

  1. Muito criativo essa decoração!
    Saudações.

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  2. Cool! I love the colors you used!

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  3. so pretty!! Love the colors, love the idea... simple and clean, beautiful!! EMily@nap-timecreations.com

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  4. You are a true artist when you can transform little twigs and turn them into a work of art. Beautiful.

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  5. This is fabulous - rustic and modern at the same time!

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  6. Creative creative fun fun great colour choice as well!!! I'm always collecting sticks! Finding new DIYs for them is exciting thank you!

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  7. Hi - really great post thanks for sharing! This is my blog - http://www.origamigirl.co.uk/#/blog/4579209219

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  8. Really love the colors on your wall hanging with the sticks. They look great .What color wall do you hang it on? Would love to see how it looks in a room. I love making things with sticks, pine cones, whatever else I can find. I'm really big on pine cones this time of year and for the holidays. Pine cones and some spray paint will do it every time.
    Enjoyed your post and was inspired. Happy weekend

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  9. Hi! Dropping by from Craftionary blog party. I got some branches cut recently and your twig wall hanging is such a great idea! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  10. I'm so in love with this!! Perfect colors, naturally simple & elegant :) Michelle

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