Very Cool Twig Tree

A couple of weeks ago I had a chance to stop at a moving sale in another town.  Prices were a bit high for me and this is all I came away with, but it was worth the stop.  For some reason I thought this was the neatest tree.  (And, still do.)

I paid $2 for it and when I got it home, saw there was a goodwill sticker on the bottom that said $3.  What was interesting was that this was owned by someone, donated to goodwill, bought by this person, then put  up for sale and I ended up with it.  Through that, all of the twigs were intact.  I even got it home without breaking any of them.
Then two days later, I go to take it outside to shoot a picture and there is a broken twig and pecans are tucked all through it!  It wasn't even my little girls, it was my 12 year old.

  "Why did you stick the pecans in it?"
"Because I thought it would be fun."

Anyway....I can not figure out how it was made.  Each and every branch is nailed in to the trunk.  A little tiny nail was used in each branch in a spiral formation.  No matter where you'd start, top or bottom, at some point you couldn't get a hammer or even your hand in there to get the nail in.  I'm still studying it.  My idea would be to use a hot glue gun.   :)  

I know it looks like a fall and winter tree but maybe I could add a couple of little birds and make it look like spring.  Or just stick it away until fall and hope more branches don't get broken.

I'm linking up with Apron Thrift Girl and Thrift Share Monday.


  1. Lovely find Jill! I had a giggle about the pecans, beautiful with or without! Mx

  2. Haha, round and round the thrifty goods go!

  3. Pretty complex little tree. I couldn't begin to understand how they made it:)
    I was looking around the house the other day and thought boy I have a lot of trees in here....twig, wire, easter...etc

  4. I imagine it with flowers and herbs woven through it in the spring and summer. It is such a cute little tree. I love that someone obviously made it and didn't just use glue - amazing!

  5. of COURSE pecans stuck in a tree would be fun.

    very interesting tree. i say add a little color with some of your birds you make and all is well for a spring tree.

  6. This sweet little tree was destine to be yours! What a great find!


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