Beachy Christmas Tree Branches

I wanted to make some lighted branches for my beachy hall bath to bring some spread the Holiday Cheer even further into the house.
There's no room for even a small tree, so the idea had made it's way to the back of my mind, while other Holiday going ons proceeded.
I was in a box store one day and happened to see the little wire lights that are out this year and had a brainstorm or maybe a brain drizzle.
Being on a budget, this is what I came up with.
Here are a few of the items you'll need, I had most already on hand.
First I went out and picked up prunings/sticks from the ground in the garden. Had no idea how many I would need or the size so I came in with an arm full.
Note: if any are Roses be sure to remove thorns :)
I trimmed the bundle down to the ones I liked the shape of and also down to the size I thought I would need.
A couple coats of white paint came next.
Anytime I spray white paint I do it on top of this deer I'm painting, so the over spray goes on her - waist not want not ;)
I picked up a clear vase that had kind of a wave pattern to it, to keep with the beach theme, at the Dollar Store.
Once home I spray painted with Rustoleum's Frosted Glass.
I wanted it to be opaque so you couldn't see the branches clearly.
I wrapped the top with jute to break up the plain coloring.
Epsom salts mixed with glitter went into the vase for some stability and a bit more sparkle.
I added a shell from my broad collection - from Miami to Kodiak - to the jute on the front.
I used the battery operated wire lights on the branches.
Even though the wires are green, they are so thin they don't draw your eye.
Best of all, they have a timer. So it's turned into a great nightlight!
It automatically comes on for 6 hours and shuts off for 6 hours, then repeats!
I used shells that already had holes in them for ornaments, along with other beach combed items.
I added some aqua glass icicles to add a bit of color.
It puts out a pretty good amount of light for 18 tiny bulbs.
The only things I needed to purchase were the lights and vase, the rest I had on hand.
Not bad for $6.00!
♥ it !!

Suggested materials:

  • Vase  (Dollar Tree)
  • Lights  (Walmart)
  • Spray paints, branches, shells  (already had)
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