It was the best and first curbside find the day I asked an arborist to help me parallel park my car in Denver. I didn’t actually have him park my car- I just needed some eyes on the curb and hand signals. Once parked, I asked him the stack of branches next to the curb. Before I could finish my offer to take a few bundles of branches, his crew loaded the twigs and branches into the back of my car. The leaves and bugs were included.
As I pulled away from the curb, he asked me what I planned to do with a carload of branches. I told him I didn’t have a clue…
but, I would figure it out.
Which is basically my motto in life.
With a car full of branches and bugs I was on a mission to get home and spend a few
minutes hours on Pinterest. I needed a plan to explain why there were bundles of branches leaning on the side of the house.
My craft plans tend to go sideways quickly because I lack the patience and discipline to follow directions.
How to Make a Centerpiece with Branches
I tend to take a few shortcuts. Get it?
I needed an easy way to layer the branches on a base. With a quick look around the garage, I settled on a cardboard box. I made a cardboard form for my centerpiece’s base.
From there, I just needed a glue gun to create the centerpiece with branches.
My vision came together for my centerpiece. I love an upcycle project and this was the perfect us of reusing everyday objects for a centerpiece with branches.
And, from there it was just adding a boxwood wreath to add a pop of greenery. I get most of my boxwood wreaths from here.
My first plan was to layer berries and twigs, but then I remember the stash of boxwood. I love boxwood because it is a seasonal favorite.
I love to use a small boxwood wreath to layer and stack candles during the holidays.
This centerpiece made with branches was coming together.
I added my favorite mini candle from Anthropologie to pull the centerpiece together.
This upcycled centerpiece, made from Denver’s tree branches is ready for the the table.
The lesson with this centerpiece is o always say hi to your neighborhood arborist.