This idea actually came from a Woolworths Fresh Magazine idea, but I have also seen similar things on Pinterest and other blogs. I went slightly over the top compared to theirs – so unlike me.
We went for a walk around the local park lands and collected some sticks that I thought would be good for the job.
Then I gave them a light spray of white paint.
Left in the sun to dry for a few hours, which resulted in this
The original idea I was looking at used a rusty bucket for the pot, but as I don’t have one of those laying around, I had to come up with something else. I found an empty plastic pot and decided we could work with that.
I covered it in a layer of aluminium foil, before a layer of transparent cellophane just to give it a bit more shine.
Once we were happy with the finish of that, we collected some rocks from the garden to fill the pot and hold the branches into position.
Then it was time to decorate!
I am really struggling to get a good photo of this thing, just like the bauble tree, because the camera takes away all the sparkle. It really stands out in real life. I might have to read my camera manual.