DIY Dried Bush Makeover for Home Decor

The winter gone by took a toll on few of my potted plants. One of them happened to be my ‘Ram Tulsi’ (the darker and more fragrant variety of the green Basil). While re-potting, as I uprooted the dried Basil, I could still draw in the lovely fragrance of the herb and not to mention the beautiful shape of the bush. I wanted to retain it, so I kept it aside to be used later for some dry arrangement.

DIY Dried Bush Makeover for Home Decor @ Hooked on Homes!

DIY Dried Bush Makeover for Home Decor

Yesterday, while re-arranging a, previously done, dry flower arrangement I decided to use this herb bush. I thought of giving it a makeover before I used it in the arrangement but I didn’t want to waste my time, energy and resources over something that wouldn’t last me a while. Hence, before the makeover, I broke few of the twigs of the dried bush to test its sturdiness; the verdict – It was awfully sturdy… ready for a worthy makeover! And all I did was spray paint it with gold… five minutes flat! So much for time and energy wastage! The herb bush looked rather pretty all by itself; in fact it turned out to be a statement piece for my coffee table!

I shopped my home for a blingy vase/ accessory for displaying the made-over bush… here is how I have it now! Doesn’t it look lovely?

DIY Dried Bush Makeover for Home Decor @ Hooked on Homes!

DIY Dried Bush Makeover for Home Decor @ Hooked on Homes!

For now I am keeping it as it is. Every time I go past the wicker coffee table I admire this quick and simple DIY dried bush makeover for home decor!

What say? Any other way I could have done it?




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14 thoughts on “DIY Dried Bush Makeover for Home Decor

  1. I love the texture this adds to your decor. Well done! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Join us again this Saturday morning!
    ~ Ashley

  2. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week 🙂

  3. Beautiful statement piece for any decor.

  4. I am sooooooooo grateful to you for doing this!! Gold branches is precisely what I was hoping to do in a vignette on the console in our dining room. We have several large manzinita bushes that are dried out and very sturdy. The wood is gorgeous so some of them I will keep natural, but at least one of them must become gold 😀 I am extremely happy to know that it works and looks amazing!! Great idea.

  5. Hi! Dropping by from Put a bird on it! I love your post. I tend to buy them at the store, but now I’mm make them from the nature around me! Thanks!

  6. This is so cool! I have thought about doing this, but with sticks and stems. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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