Making a Twig Light

Making a Twig Light

Making a Twig Light

Twig lights can be used all year round, adding a subtle glow to any room. They are great decorations for special occasions too and as we are approaching the Christmas period, I thought why not show you how simple they are to make.

Some people now use the Twig light as a Christmas tree because the size of your Twig Light is all about the size of the branches you choose.

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What you need for a basic Twig Light

  • Branches
  • Paint optional
  • Fine Craft Wire or Glue Gun
  • Battery or mains Lights
  • Decorations if desired
  • Secateurs

What you will need for 6Ft Twig Light

  • Tall branches
  • Paint optional
  • Fine Craft Wire or Glue Gun
  • Battery or mains Lights
  • Decorations for the occasion
  • Electrical tape or String
  • Base stand

Making a Base Stand

Depending on your desired finish there are a few ideas you can do but here I have chosen Cement. Obviously the higher the Twig/Branches the more sturdy you will need your base.

Example, if you’re choosing to make your Twig Light a large affair, it’s prudent to assume your base needs to be heavy to support it.

When you have painted your branches and arranged them, use the electrical tape/string to bind the branches together at the base.

Find an old round or square container appropriately 8inches in circumference and about 10inches in depth. Position your branches in the container, propping them up against a wall.

You can buy small tubs of ready mix cement which sets quickly, all you need to do is add water and give it a good stir. Pour the mix all around your branches, don’t worry you will have enough time to position them before the cement goes off but make sure the branches are standing vertically or how you wish them to stand.

Once set, simply cut away the container and you can paint the base or you can drape it with material, or a Christmas skirt.

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Making your Twig Light

I will be talking you through a Twig Light to stand in a pot/vase for the the corner of a room and the finish i’m after is white and silver.

Once you have chosen your branches take your secateurs and cut away any branches you don’t need. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t have to many arms coming off one branch.

My branches were newly cut from my tree so I left them to dry-out for a few days before painting.

Any paint will do, I have used emulsion in the past but this time I’m using a chalk  furniture spray paint because it easy and will dry almost immediate. The spray paint will give me texture and as i’m not looking for solid coverage will work perfectly.

I have chosen decretive 2 x 25m battery operated lights. Where I’m choosing to stand my Twig Light, I don’t have a wall socket so battery operated lights it is.

Take the end of your lights and start at the top of your branch and just lay them out first before you attach them. When you are happy with how they will look, to hold in place, twist a small amount of wire around the light and branch and continue to do this until the lights are all firmly in situ.

You can use the glue gun to attach the lights but be careful not to melt the wirings.

Now, if you wish to decorate your branches you can add small items attaching them using your glue gun.

Add your batteries if you’ve chosen battery lights and place in your pot/vase and switch on. Simple!

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Finished Twig Light Evening glow
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Cut off branches
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Start to paint
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Paint to your desired covering
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Painted a few extra Twigs
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Leave to dry
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Fixing lights with wire
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Padded neck of my pot with material
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Finished Twig Light day Time

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and it’s given you a simple and cheap alternative for the Christmas Season.

Take care of you and yours,

Sue x

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