Holiday House 2013

Dress Up Windows With Tree Cuttings and Ornaments

Designer Dan Faires dresses up exterior windows for the holidays with bundled tree cuttings and all-natural, easy-to-make ornaments.

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Materials Needed:

  • tree cuttings
  • floral wire
  • floral shears
  • fishing line
  • sheets of birch bark
  • yarn
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue sticks
  • picture nails
  • hammer
  • foam spheres
  • jute twine
  • scissors
  • cardboard
  • utility knife
  • pencil

Gather Cuttings

Search yard for fallen tree branches or pick up bundled tree cuttings from a local Christmas tree lot or florist. Trim cuttings to desired width for window.

Create Hanger

Unfurl jute twine to proper length needed to suspend window dressing in center of window. Cut with scissors, then tie to each of the two ends of the gathered cuttings.

Cut and Assemble Twig Stars

Grab a bunch of thin twigs and cut into five 3-inch long pieces. Use hot glue gun to assemble twigs into a star formation. Once dry, tie fishing line to the top of the star, then suspend from tree cuttings by tying opposite end of fishing line around branches and greenery. Note: While jute twine can also be used for this project, the clearness of the fishing wire completely disappears for a clean look.

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