Decorating with Branches

So, I was laying in bed thinking about decorating with branches the other morning.
But not just
any branches.
COOL branches…

How’s that for some semi-fancy, semi-faux, TOTALLY FREE Fall foliage?!

Other inexpensive, hot glue-able options might be artificial cranberries…

or acorns…

And don’tcha know, we’ve got a driveway full of those right now!
(But they aren’t pretty half green/half brown ones like the ones above!)

Anywho, I started to think about where else I could get some cool hot glue-able stuff, and I remembered a website the fabulous Christopher Lowell mentioned on his show one time.
It’s called
Loose Ends.

I looked around their site for a while last night, and they do have some pretty interesting things.

I like these little “apple pods”…

And these “cane berries” are pretty cool lookin’ too…

After I was done snoopin’ around their site, a Google search led me to another online shop called
Holy TONS of cool branches Batman!

They sell these great-looking, artificial leaf-covered ones…

And these KILLER mossy-covered birch ones…

And these snazzy red Dogwoods…

And they even carry these faux-snow covered branches…

They also sell shorter bundles of branches too.
I love these dried blackberry-tipped ones…

…and don’t even get me STARTED on these Tallow Berry ones…

I love Molly Shannon as “Jeannie Darcy” too.

Happy decorating with branches, friend!

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One more thing!

Speaking of the fabulous and funny Christopher Lowell- have you heard about his new project?
He’s creating a web-series called “Ask Christopher”.

Apparently, you can ask him questions through Facebook or Twitter (@AskClowell), and unlike some design TV shows that are taped waaaay in advance, his web series will be monitored every day– so it’ll have a more “live” feel. Should be fun to check out! Here’s a preview…

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  1. says

    “GUM BUMS” that what my kiddos grew up calling those sweet gum balls!

    Centuries ago (well, the last 1960’s and 70’s), gum balls used to be all the decorating rage! My grandmother and her friends would used the dried ones and make wreaths. They made holiday trees with them too. There was some sort of wicker form that they glued hundreds of gum-bums to. The entire thing was painted green.

    What I’ve been hankerin’ for the past couple of years is a wreath made of cotton bolls:-)

    Thanks for the post and my walk down memory lane!

  2. says

    You are too super cute. 😉 I’ve VERY interested in this idea…awesome! Acorns are my favorite to work with. Also, I LOVE LOVE what you said on your profile description about you guys being “dream believers”. LOVE IT. I know that was random, but had to share.

  3. Debi says

    Oh my lord! We call those things pricker balls and our yard is COVERED with them. We hate them. We will mail you a gazillion of them if you want them. They get embedded in the ground and then in the spring when we are out sititng on the ground to weed, etc, we sit on them. And they hurt! Enjoy them, because I detest them! Love our site though.

  4. says

    I have 2 of these trees and when these prickly suckers fall, my front yard is completely covered with them. And when they dry up and get brown like in your video, they hurt! lol If you want some, let me know and I will mail you bunches of them.

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