I have received an abundance of requests with regard to branches and how best to adorn our homes during this time. The best advice I can offer is to take a pair of clippers and step outside your door. Nature is our greatest source of inspiration always but particularly right now. My favorite part — even the dried out, fallen, or dead branches offer life to our homes, imparting both a sculptural and textural quality. And it’s free! Go on and forage in nature and see what you can find.
TIPS & TRICKS
Trim your branches and smash the cut edges with a hammer. This allows water to absorb into your branches and prolongs their lifespan.
Spin your vessel or walk around it as you arrange the branches so you can really get a 360 approach.
Remember that these branches are a piece of nature that you are brining into your home and thus are imperfect. Embrace asymmetry and do not cut them all to be the same height.
Branches can look equally as beautiful once the leaves have dried out.
These branches are thirsty! Make sure to water them every day.