25 cheap and easy DIY home and garden projects using sticks and twigs
Even when the temperatures are hot, there is nothing I enjoy more than working in my garden. This includes decorating. Right now I enjoy creating landscapes and making my nature beautiful. Of course, I also like to save money, which is why I love these 25 DIY projects. You make them with sticks and twigs, so they are basically free! And who doesn’t love a great project when it’s free?
So if you have a few – or more than a few – sticks on hand, you can turn them into a beautiful garden decor that won’t take you long. Plus, you don’t have to worry about towing them in a brush fire or burning them. Instead, just turn them into beautiful new things and add a little bit of nature to your garden.
1. DIY branch trellis
Who says you have to spend a small fortune to get a nice garden trellis? You can actually make one that looks just as good as anything you buy in stores. And since you’re making it from twigs, it doesn’t cost you anything.
2. Woven Twig Basket pendant lamp
This pendant lamp consists of twigs interwoven and is absolutely beautiful. You can do this easily or just check out the pre-made version I found on Etsy.
3. Upcycled Twig Bird Mobile
Whether you decide to hang this in the nursery or outside where real birds can admire it, this upcycled Twig Bird Mobile is the perfect project for the sticks in your yard.
4. Whimsical toolbox handles
I love the idea of making tool boxes out of branches and sticks. This project can turn all of your garden tool holders into one rustic branch project! It’s that simple too.
5. DIY Twiggy Christmas tree
How adorable are these little Christmas trees made of twigs and sticks? These are so fun to do and show and this is a great project for the kids.
6. Patterned branch lattice with diamonds
Trellis is a lovely way to decorate the fence or deck, and you can make your own in your yard with these branches. This is quite a time consuming and somewhat complex project, but it is completely doable and will look lovely when completed.
7. DIY wattle fencing
Wattle fencing has such an old country look and you can certainly buy a nice recreation from any hardware store. You can also just do it yourself and save yourself a few hundred dollars.
8. Rustic branch arbor
I love flower gardens that have arches and arbors in them. You are just beautiful! I also love the idea of building my own rustic arbor out of twigs – because it’s so cheap.
9. Adorable DIY Fairy Garden Furniture
Make lovely garden furniture out of these little sticks and twigs! My kids have always loved fairy gardens and this furniture makes it so easy to continue the magic of these little fairies.
10. Rustic Looking Framed Branch Art
If you really don’t have time for a project but really want to incorporate these branches into your indoor or outdoor decor, then you can just frame them.
11. DIY stick and branch pergola
Who wouldn’t love a cozy pergola in their garden? I know I would and this version of twig and stick makes it really cheap to get one, plus this project is very easy.
12.Upcycled Twig Bird Nest Art
Take these branches and create a beautiful bird’s nest that you can use to decorate anywhere in your garden. Kids will love this project and can help you collect branches and put the bird’s nest together.
13. Support for garden plants
Not only does this aid larger plants as they grow, it can also provide a protective barrier for smaller plants so that they are not trodden on or mowed with a weed eater until they are big enough to see.
14. Living Willow Playhouse
Build your child’s own tree house! This living playhouse isn’t as difficult to grow as it looks, and your little ones will absolutely love having their own playhouse.
15. Natural raised garden bed
Raised gardens are a great choice when you just don’t have space for a traditional garden or when your soil isn’t really plant-friendly.
16. Upcycled Branch Hangers
This tree branch hanger is really great and looks simple. All you need to do is create a shadow box for your branches and then add that to the box.
17. DIY outdoor garden table
How cool is this garden table? It’s made up of sticks and twigs and is perfect for the patio or deck. Mind you, it’s not all sticks and twigs.
18. Rustic twig obelisk
This obelisk would look great in your yard and it is very easy to make out of branches and sticks.
19.DIY branch wreath
This star wreath is reminiscent of the 1970s and I love it. It’s that easy to put together too. You’ll need to collect some smaller twigs and sticks, then use a hot glue gun to attach them to a disc covered with string.
20. Branch of Adirondack chairs
21. Upcycled Twig Planters
With the addition of a few twigs, you can turn ordinary planters or even plastic bowls into beautiful creations. It doesn’t even take that long to turn an ordinary planter into a twig planter, and you can hot glue the twigs in place or even tie them together with burlap or string if you don’t want them to be permanent.
22. Decorative branch lettering
Use letters and numbers with branches to decorate pretty much everything from your Christmas tree to your mailbox. These are great for making house numbers or you can spell out a message and hang it on the wall.
23.DIY branch plant markers
Why worry about where your carrots are or how to find your favorite herbs when you can easily mark your plants with twigs? As you plant them, collect some sticks and twigs and use a vegetable peeler to remove a small portion of the bark.
24. Rustic branch picture frame
Turn a regular Dollar Store picture frame into the perfect rustic picture display case with a handful of twigs. Kids love this craft and it is really easy.
25. Decorative branch balls
I love to decorate with twigs or grapevine balls, but they can be quite expensive in department stores. You can make these yourself and paint them in any color you want or find them on Etsy where they’re really cheap.
Even when the temperatures are hot, there is nothing I enjoy more than working in my garden. This includes decorating. I have just…