I've long admired those simple rustic bare branch Christmas decor/trees. I went searching the good old internet for some inspiration:
The mulberry tree just happened to need some long, annoying and face slapping braches removing, and they were just the perfect shape for a similar creation.
A few cable ties later (what a marvellous invention - and I have to hide my special packet of them from my husband, who has been known to make serious mechanical repairs with cable ties!) plus the mad wielding of a can of white spray paint - which took much thought - silver, white or gold? - I had my own rustic branch.
I orginally planned to have it in a silver gal bucket, but it was a bit too big and heavy looking - and then I remembered I had this great metal pitcher. I guess I could have done the white spray paint on it too...what do you think?
Now I just have to get out some small christmas balls and sparingly place them over. Or maybe even some small paper creations.
I am wondering if left bare, this could be left out all year round (although what a dust and cobweb collector it could be!) , placed on a little table in front of a series of rustic photo frames (have photos, have frames, have not placed on wall!)
Great fun in anycase!! We do have a normal tree, which was decorated by the kids (heavy on the ornaments towards the bottom half of the tree!) and at this stage, I really couldn't be bothered by putting up many more decorations. Perhaps I will feel more festive closer to Christmas and put more decorations around the house...perhaps not!