TREE BRANCH ART PIECE: How about adding a unique art piece to your bedroom? We have a beautiful piece of art you can make yourself using tree branches! What you’ll need: black marker, pliers, paintbrush, nylon thread, large scrap of cardboard (approximately 2 ½ feet long by 2 feet high), 20 to 25 short tree branches (1 inch diameter or less, 18 inches long or less), craft paint (4 different shades of one color), large tree branch (2 – 3 inches in diameter and 2 ½ feet long). Try to choose branches that are completely dead and broken off of the tree for a bit. (If it snaps when you try to bend it then that means it’s a dead branch.) Avoid branches that have rough-textured bark and try to get the smooth braches instead. First, you have to clean the branches. Scrub them with warm water to remove the dirt and let it dry completely. Next, draw a template using a large piece of cardboard. Sketch out the shape you would like to make the art piece using pencil. Then, draw over the sketch using a permanent marker. Lay the branches over the template starting with the thickest branch in the middle. Lay them vertically. If the branches are longer than the shape of the template, use the pliers to break the branch. Then, paint the branches with an ombre effect. Start painting with the darkest color on the bottom of the branches, painting all the way around the branch. Paint the second darkest color above the color you just did. Let the colors overlap slightly so they blend together. Repeat this for the second lightest color and the lightest color. Tie the branches to a hanging branch, and then adjust the string spacing. And now you have a pretty design to add color and texture to your walls!