My first attempt didn’t involve using the foam and that version failed miserably. I had tried using the foam previously but I wasn’t able to get the twigs to stay in place. After the initial failure, I tried creating the holes with a Forstner bit that was sized just slightly too small and the support was perfect.
Here’s a bonus, you can also make this DIY twig light stand for inside too/ or instead. If you make this for your indoor decor instead of outdoor decor, you can skip adding a layer of urethane spray and use plug-in LED fairy lights instead of solar lights. And after you make the floating foot, just use a piece of felt fabric to cover the bottom of the foot and use adhesive spray to glue it into place!