A bamboo cane wrapped in leaf wine hung in a hallway. Hanging from it with twine are pine branches, pine cones and holly twigs. This is reflected in a bronzed framed mirror with a middle aged women smiling in the frame. She looks tired and is unphotogenic but proud
Crafts

The Fancy Hanging Branch

I love this hanging branch. It is so rustic and homely with minimal effort, our hallway has a whole new feel. Before we made this it felt so empty and bare. With the house move as I’ve mentioned before everything seems to have been swallowed into the void. Well when Christmas came the same thing happened to our decorations. Normally I am cramming them here there and everywhere. This year it just looked pitiful. Luckily due to lock down I started a little earlier just so we could create and figure it all out.

Its amazing how everything adds up so quickly baubles, lights and hanging things. Obviously I went to Pintrest for ideas and I didn’t find what I was looking for but a combination of things sparked an idea. I had all the supplies and once again with a slight plan created this hanging branch. We used items from the garden and things from ourcrapcrafts, craft box. It took all of 5 minutes and as I had a large space to fill it did the trick. It is still there now and I love it.

A bamboo cane wrapped in leaf wine hung in a hallway. Hanging from it with twine are pine branches, pine cones and holly twigs.

It is so simple. I used a garden cane and some fake leave wire I found at a garden centre a few weeks before but knew I would have a reason for it. My craft senses tingled and an a mild idea popped into my head so I bought it just in case. But a branch would works just as well if you want an even more rustic look. We used twine and used pine cones, holly and pine branches. Even though I have been part of the Scouting for nearly 20 years I am terrible at knots. I just guess and blag it when attaching the items.

Materials

  • Twine
  • Branch or garden cane
  • Leaf wire – optional
  • Items to hang – I chose pine, holly and pine cones. Use what ever you have or can find.
Holly twigs, pine branches set out on a wooden table

My holly and pine needles are looking worse for wear recently so I really need to replace them. When I have planted and managed to grow things in the garden I will dry flowers out and hang them up. Currently in my kitchen are oranges drying out to hang, well I am experimenting at drying them so not sure how they will turn out. One plan is to make one for the kitchen and to hang herbs. I love cooking and rely a lot on store bought so the dream would to grow and get to use my own. Update – Dried oranges worked and I have added them to the hanging branch.

A bamboo cane wrapped in leaf wine hung in a hallway. Hanging from it with twine are pine branches, pine cones and holly twigs. In the background you can see the stairway and a ugly light fitting.

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jenny@jenjensdesigns.co.uk

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