Thursday, June 21, 2012

Quick Design Tip: Fresh Branches

When it comes to home décor, one of the best things about summer is the opportunity to use gorgeous, fragrant branches to decorate the home. You can use them nearly anywhere in the home to add a splash of color, texture and shape to your design.

Here are five tips to help keep yours fresh as long as possible.
  1. Make an inch long slit in the bottom of each branch and then tap the ends of the branches with a hammer. This allows water to be absorbed more easily and will extend the life of your branches. 
  2. Soak the ends of the branches in lukewarm water to wash off excess bark and allow the plant to acclimate to its new environment. 
  3. Add a drop of bleach in the water to keep the water from clouding and from smelling. 
  4. Change water daily. 
  5. Enjoy!

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