We have this willow tree. It likes to self shed. A lot.
We have a good relationship this tree & I. It’s super strong.
As I was driving down our driveway, I noticed that Mr. Willow had been dropping all sorts of sticks.
I marched right down there to collect!
I had a few projects in mind, but in the end I decided to make a sunburst wreath for our powder bathroom.
It’s quite the easy project. Here’s what you’ll need:
-Cardboard (You know I love cardboard…)
-Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
First, cut a circle out of the cardboard. Mine was about 6 inches wide. Then cut out the center, leaving a pretty wide band.
Now, wrap the entire thing with jute rope.
In a large area, lay your circle center down and add four sticks to each side.
Hot glue them in place, then keep adding sticks.
Keep adding & gluing until you like it.
Then, because I didn’t like that you could see a little bit of the hot glue around the sticks, I made another jute wrapped circle and hot glued it in place.
It’s added a very rustic feel to the bathroom, which I like. But it’s also a little bit wonky and unexpected. I like that too.
I’m still trying to decide if I should shorten the sticks up a bit, but it’s staying as is for now.
And, double bonus, if I ever want to turn it into a sunburst mirror, all I have to do is replace the center circle with a small mirror. Love that!
Not too shabby for being completely free, right?
It’s added such a nice unexpected touch to the powder bathroom. And it ties in nicely with the gallery wall too.
More powder bathroom projects coming soon!
P.S.- I originally saw this idea here and loved it!
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