After cutting down bushes a few weeks ago I saw these branches and I liked the shapes to much to throw them away.
I started thinking how i could use the branches and got the idea to use them as a jewellery holder (not for me though).
It took a few tries to get them as I imagined and here is the result.
Stuff I used:
- wire brush
- concrete (cardboard for mould)
- paint + brushes
Step 1: Preparing the Wood
Let the branches dry first. I don't know how long you should let it dry, I started a few weeks after they were cut.
I cut the small branches with regular garden shears and scrubbed off everything I could using a wire brush.
Step 2: Concrete Stand
I made two cuts in the base to make sure the concrete will hold onto the branch.
The mould is made out of thin cardboard and I filled it with concrete. I used concrete that hardens in 15 minutes, but I asume any concrete will do.
When those 15 minutes were over, I took off the mould and let the concrete harden for two more days.
Step 3: Let It Harden
After those two days the concrete was fully hardened and I scrubbed of loose parts with the wire brush.
Step 4: Paint
Next, I covered the stand with a plastic bag and painted the branches white to make the jewellery stand out. Two layers of paint later and after fixing forgotten spots with a smaller brush the jewellery stand was finished!
Step 5: Done!
That's all there is to it!
I hope you found this instructable usefull.