Twinkling Branches Room Divider
by Mark Montano Follow

Make a magical room divider with twinkling Christmas tree lights and bare branches from the back yard and add some whimsey to your holiday decorating. Watch the video tutorial here:


  • You'll need:
    6 - 24" long 1"x3" pine boards
    6 - 60" long 1"x3" pine boards
    24 -1 1/4" wood screws
    18 - 3/4" wood screws
    4 - 2" long hinges
    Thick galvanized wire
    Wire cutters
    Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Rustic and Serene
    Sanding block
    12 - 60" long branches

    6 years ago
  • Create four 24" x 60" frames by connecting each corner with two 1 1/4" long wood screws
    Connect the frames together using the 2" long hinges 
    *make sure that the frames are in a zigzag pattern
    Drill three screws on the top and bottom of each frame leaving 1/4" sticking out

    6 years ago
  • Attach the galvanized wire around the 3/4" screws from top to bottom
    on each of the three frames
    *You will be attaching the branches to these wires
    Paint the edges of the room divider with the Rustic Chalky Finish paint
    *You can be messy with this color
    When dry, rub wax over the Rustic paint
    Paint the entire room divider in the Serene Chalky Finish and let dry

    6 years ago
  • Sand the edges of the room divider to expose the Rustic color underneath and to give the room divider a shabby chic/antique feel
    Cut about 30 - 5" long pieces of wire
    Attach the branches to the wire that was stretched from the top to the bottom 
    of each frame of the divider 
    *Clip the branches that extend over the edges
    Wrap the white Christmas tree lights around the branches and plug in!

    6 years ago

Discussion 4

  • Dorothy Pearl commented 5 years ago

    thank you so much for this video....   I was wondering could you use a tomato cage turned upside down to make a pho tree ..  I need something for a wedding that looks tree like... any ideas?

  • Molly Canuck commented 6 years ago

    Hi :) love this Project and would find the video helpful. It appears though that the video attached is for a different project. Can you help? Thanks! :)

    Mark Montano replied 6 years ago

    I've switched out the video link, but the video didn't appear. However, the link will take you where you need to go. Thanks, Mark!

  • mary commented 6 years ago

    i love it!!!

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