DIY Spring Tree

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Have you seen all the beautiful artificial trees in home décor stores and catalogs? Have you also seen the $100+ price tags? I’ll show you how to easily make one with a large branch and faux leaf stems for nowhere near that price!

The branch I used was one that had fallen during the winter, but you can use tree trimming shears to cut one also, try to find one that has a lot of branches and is in the straight side.

I trimmed off the small branches off the bottom few feet to clean it up

These are the olive branch stems I used, they’re from Walmart and I liked the shape of the leaves

I cut off all the leaves from the branches, I did not use the olives although I have seen trees with them, it’s totally up to you and the look you’re going for!

I had a large glass bottle that just happened to have a neck that the branch fit in snuggly, and placed it in a large basket. You could use any pot or basket you have, hot glue a block of floral foam to bottom and stick branch it then add crumpled up newspaper to fill and top off with faux moss available at craft stores.

Then I started gluing the leaves on to the branches, I just spaced them out randomly and not in a pattern because you want this to look real and no tree Is perfect

I love how it came out and really adds a nice Spring touch to our living room!

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  • Susan Susan on Apr 20, 2022

    Where did you get the silver balls?

  • Sandy Sandy on Apr 21, 2022

    I love this idea, the ones you buy at stores can be well over $100. I am also going to add a few small flowers to give a little color. Thank you for the idea

  • Sharon Parsley Sharon Parsley on Apr 27, 2022

    I so want to do this. This may seem silly but I’ve often wondered if when I bring in branches or twigs & small branches in from the yard do I need to spray them with anything or just leave them like they are?

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  • Betsy Betsy on Apr 27, 2022

    i love dogwood trees when in bloom and have one in my back yard. I may try this, using dogwood leaves and blossoms. I’d love to experience that beauty year-round!

  • Jackie Barrell Jackie Barrell on Apr 27, 2022

    I hope you do!