Who knew that a few sticks could become a fabulous gift? How can that be? Sticks and twigs just live outside – free for the taking! Who knew that those sticks could be turned into a gift of money, small toys, gift cards and many other choices? Has there ever been a discover more amazing? It’s doubtful! So, what are you waiting for? Run outside and gather a few twigs and sticks to make a unique gift for someone you love. The tree you make will be the best gift of all for nearly any man, woman or child.
Use twigs and sticks that have strong branches but aren’t too large. Sticks that have small twigs branching off of them are ideal. Selecting the vase or container ahead of time can help you decide on the length and size of the twigs for the gift tree. Wipe away any loose bark, dirt or other debris from the sticks and lay them out on a newspaper. Spray paint them any color you want and allow to dry. Make an elegant gift tree by using gold or silver paint. Use pink or blue to make a gift tree for a new baby. It’s easy to create a theme for the tree by the colors you use. All the twigs don’t have to be painted the same; combine colors if you want.
Place the twigs in a vase and use them to hang any number of gifts. Use ordinary thread, nearly-invisible fishing twine, beautiful satin ribbons or other ways to hang the gifts. Tie the various presents on, or in the case of something like a gift card, tape the ends of the thread or ribbon to the back of the card. Roll money up in tube shapes and tie the bills on. Use enough thread or other ties to allow the item to hang from the limb. Jewelry can simply be hung on the individual branches.
There are other things you can do to the tree for effect. Attach fake leaves to some of the branches or even fake flowers. Or, tie satin bows onto some branches. This method helps when you don’t have a lot of different gifts to hang. These additional items can give the tree a fuller appearance without costing a lot more money.
The gift tree can be made for a graduate, a baby shower, a bridal shower, a birthday or most any other occasion. It can hold candy, money, gifts and more. No matter who the recipient of the unique gift tree is it will be a gift that will be long remembered!