DIY: Framed Branches

Fall is here and we couldn’t be more excited! Our favorite season, our favorite holiday drinks and our favorite time to get crafty just in time for the holidays! This DIY project is so simple that you can start collecting materials for it in your backyard. If you have some trees in your yard that are in need of a trim, salvage those branches for this project! This is a super easy—DIY Framed Tree Branches in just 5 steps!

Materials you’ll need:

  • A picture frame
  • Branches
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pruning shears

1. Gather branches

Try to stay away from trees that release resin. You wouldn't want to leave sap or resin against a wall, window or door.

2. Assemble branches to the back of the frame

Lay your branches in the back of the frame. Move them around until you are satisfied with the design.

3. Cut the top, sides and bottom of the branches

so that they are cropped within the frame with enough to glue down. Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect. The more imperfect the better!

4. Glue the branches down to the frame

Glue the base and top of every branch.

5. And that's it!—Ready to hang!