a twiggy christmas star

Our neighbours have a magnificent gum tree that hangs over our fence. I don’t know how long it will be there for, because one of the big limbs just dropped off in the storms a year or so ago.  And they got an arborist to take a look at it confirming that it’s on its last inner urban legs (it’s a short life for inner urban trees that drop branches).

And it’s a profilic twig dropper as well.  Which has been handy lately, becuase I have collected some and made myself a twiggy christmas star for our front door.


It’s cute isn’t it?

I got out my glue gun and glued the twigs into place, and then tied up the critical points with garden twine.

I tucked in some tiny spring/summer flowers – seaside daisy and salvia ‘hot lips’ – to make it a bit pretty.

I think I might collect some larger sticks and make a bigger one.  And use it as the base of a Christmas wreath.  With some more substantial flowers.

Clearly I am on a bit of a ‘nature craft’ roll.

Have you made anything crafty for Christmas this year?



  1. Cute as…WAS going to make some”twiggy” things myself for makers market in addition to some concrete candle holders… Is there still time Leanne?!


    1. Yeah, great Sue, I was thinking of those things too. Maybe we should have a twiggy creations morning next week? I really like the idea of the concrete pots too, but I don’t know if I can stand the idea of the associated mess???


      1. Ha, maybe THAT is why I have not begun..messy…sent u a pin to show the “twiggy” dec I wanted to do…would love to co create – much more fun…and I do already have the concrete, some moulds, paint….

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