All You Need Are a Few Materials to Make This Earthy Branch and Pine Cone Holiday Decor

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DIY in a Day brings you step-by-step instructions for easy projects that will spruce up your space — within 24 hours (or less!).

This simple and sweet birch branch and pine cone hanging is the perfect minimalist touch for the winter holiday season. Hang it as an addition to a gallery wall, over the mantel, or on your front door.

Things You'll Need

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Step 1

Cut two pieces of ribbon to your desired hanging length. For this tutorial, we measured out two feet of ribbon for each piece. Take one end of the ribbon and wrap it around the branch.

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Step 2

Using hot glue, glue the ribbon together to form a loop.

Image Credit: Lucy Akins
Image Credit: Lucy Akins

Step 3

Repeat on the other side of the branch.

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Step 4

Next, use the hot glue to attach the faux or fresh greenery to the center of the branch, with the stems facing towards the middle and the leaves flaring out.

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Step 5

Now attach the pine cones on top of the stems using the hot glue. Try to place them so that the stems are hidden. Use varying sizes of pine cones for a more balanced and interesting look.

TIP: You can also wrap pipe cleaners around pine cones and secure to the branch.

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Step 6

Tie the top of the two ribbons together and hang. So simple, so lovely!

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Lucy Akins is an artist, photographer, blogger, and speaker living in Toronto, Ontario. Her work has been published in several magazines, including: Cottages and Bungalows, American Farmlife Style, National Geographic Kids, Better Homes and Gardens, and more. Lucy enjoys sharing her passion for watercolor, decorating and creating as she believes there is an artist in all of us. When not creating, Lucy can be found enjoying time with her husband, their three children and their energetic Aussie pup, Brody.

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