Sunday, November 9, 2014

MAKING Mondays.....wire & cord star branch

I do most projects in stages.  This goes for organizing, crafting, baking and gardening.  So yes, I have started thinking about Christmas and because I like to make things I usually start little projects in November.  So here is a quick one for you today!  

I found this great branch in my backyard and knew it would be pretty for the holidays.  It literally has been propped above my kitchen sink for a week now...only a few comments from family about why there is a gigantic branch in the kitchen!  

I love mixing organic items with simple design so when I saw this vintage silver cord at the paper store I knew it would look pretty with my weathered branch.

Here is what you need....

thin wire
silver cord
a branch
and that's it!









Begin by cutting some wire and simply shape it into a star.  Take your cord and wrap over the wire.  Make sure to leave a bit for hanging and you're done!  A bit of whimsy and yes folks I feel like I am doing my dishes under the stars!!!! 

Happy Baking, Making, and Growing!!!  


50 comments:

  1. Very pretty and creative! I'm all about making doing the dishes better!
    Wishing you and yours a delightful day.

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  2. so fun! I love the mix of the metal with the natural wood :)

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  3. Very cute; and you're way ahead of me on the Christmas thing! I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact it's less than 6 weeks away!

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  4. Such fun and so delightful! Doing the dishes under the stars must be infinitely better than not! Love how effective and simple it is! Hope you have a great week! xx

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  5. Those are really nice as a collection!

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  6. It's lovely, and I really like the use of a branch for hanging things on. I must look out for one too. CJ xx

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  7. That's really pretty Nicole. I love the mix of natural materials and sparkly bits! xx

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  8. Oh that is so cute! Doing the dishes under the stars!! Love it!! I had to catch up on your posts...I took the fall to concentrate on my health, I am eating smaller portions and walking on the treadmill 30 minutes in the morning and thirty minutes at night, I lost 6 pounds!! The house and garden looks great, can't wait to see what grows in near the deck!! happy fall!!

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  9. hello nicole,
    that is very pretty and creative. i love it.
    have a wonderful week my friend,
    regina

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  10. Nicole, that is so cute and I can see it would be easy to make

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  11. Oh my!! this is such a cute idea. you make it sound so simple. we're going to have to try this out!! it would be perfect as Christmas décor!

    http://mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au/

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  12. A good way to add tree in a house... a great idea.
    Miss

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  13. That is a brilliant idea.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  14. Wow what a great idea! I love your branch and you could use the stars on an outside tree! And so easy !!

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  15. Easy, simple but lovely.. Thanks Nicole.

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  16. I like it. Unfortunately I don't think my kitchen ceiling is high enough to do something like this.

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  17. This is so fun Nicole! Such a cleaver idea and perfect for a touch of whimsy! Oh, and I just read your last post too, I love the way you write, it makes me want to stop and enjoy every moment of life to the fullest. Your fire truck cake was super cute, I loved the tooth picks on the top!

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  18. Simple but effective - well done Nicole - always worth starting Christmas projects early.

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  19. Brilliant!!!!!!!!! I love how this looks, you could hang all kinds of things from the branch. I do have to say that I would get some very odd comments though if I tried this!!! xx

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  20. FAB - U - LOUS!! Aren't they amazing. What a great idea. Jo x

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  21. I love this, Nicole! So simple and beautiful.

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  22. Oh Nicole, I LOVE this! I will definitely be trying my hand at these cute stars sometime soon :) Thank you for sharing your beautiful creativity with us. Hugs!

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  23. i love it!! definitely festive and cute!

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  24. I love the idea of doing projects in stages. This looks so neat. Hope u r doing well.

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  25. Oh, it is wonderful.

    It makes me think of the first time I read your blog and you were decorating the house for a family New Year's Eve celebration.

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  26. I love using real greenery and branches in Christmas decorations. Now is the perfect time to start making lovely things like your stars.

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  27. I really like this project, Nicole. The stars look very delicate and I love that it's made from free, or cheap, materials. That makes it even more special because you searched them out.

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  28. Nicole I love clever creative folks who see something and then make it with ease...this is a lovely project and it looks wonderful! Wishing you a bright week ahead!

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  29. Gotta love a family who can overlook a large branch in the kitchen! :-) I really like the "earthiness" of this project - great job.

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  30. What a fun and charming holiday accent! I love the rustic feel the branch gives the whole thing. And why am I not surprised that you're so organized and forward thinking with your holiday decor Nicole. We should all be so good about planning ahead. Have a splendid week sweet lady!

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  31. Ahhhhhhhhh, I LOVE this!!!!!!!! I absolutely love branches brought in and used like this. Amazing.

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  32. I love nature crafts and this is so delicate and lovely! I'll bet the stars dance with the slightest breeze (although it is probably too cold to open the window anymore!). Have a lovely week, my Dear! xo Karen

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  33. I love your branch and stars creation, Nicole! You are so talented and blessed to see the possibilities in all of what can be found in nature and, yes, all things.Perhaps I will find some treasures as well! By the way, I meant to congratulate you on your previous post on those beautiful pumpkins you produced in your Pop's garden! I LOVE Fall and all the wonderful and colorful things that are everywhere. Pumpkins are one of my favorite things. A funny story. When I was expecting my youngest daughter who was born in mid-December, I had a wonderful dream that I was walking through a pumpkin patch. I dreamed(I could have sworn those pumpkins were a vivid orange color). I had my arms wrapped around a really big one. I woke up to find my arms were wrapped around my big tummy! I never forgot that dream. Thanks for humoring me in my story and I hope the rest of your week will be gorgeous!

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  34. you're one talented lady. i love how the stars turn out

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  35. Oh my gosh, this is so creative and cute.. not to mention purse-friendly! Thanks for sharing this, I feel (even more) Christmassy now! :)

    http://aglassofice.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  36. I love this. it would be great as well with some crocheted items hanging from it.. great idea.. with love Janice

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  37. Great post! I love crafts and I love cheap crafts even more. How is it attached to the ceiling/cabinet?

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  38. You're so clever! Did the beans help? I love organic things too.....I passed some Milkweed pods on the roadside and thought about spray painting them......

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  39. How awesome! I made stars just like this but with a wire hanger and leftover fabric! I tell ya! Kindred spirits! xoxoxo Jen

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  40. LOVE IT - plain and simple!!!!! You make the most from so very little - XOXO

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