Tools and Supplies needed... 
Branches, branch cutters, wooden craft disk, craft mirror, hot glue, drill and small drill bit.

1. Snip branches to desired length.

2. Measure circumference of wooden craft disk and mark how far to drill each hole apart. Ours was 22.5 inches around and we drilled a hole every 2.25 inches.

3. Paint wood the desired color. We used regular craft paint.

4. Hot glue branches into pre drilled holes.

5. Glue craft mirror on with glue for slick surfaces. We used GOOP.

6. If the mirror is small you can attach it to the wall without nails by using industrial velcro.

Jewelry Tree

Tools and supplies needed...
Branch that is sturdy enough to hold jewelry, branch snippers, vase, floral foam, hot glue, sand and or rocks.

1. Cut branch to desired length, paint if desired.
2. Cut floral foam to fit bottom of vase.
3. Hot glue foam into bottom of vase, push branch into vase and foam.
4. Cover foam inside vase with sand and or rocks.
5. Hang Jewelry!

Recycled Mardi Gras Bead Floor Lamp

Project by Mark Kirk from New Orleans, La.
Materials and Tools:
plastic (Mardi Gras) beads
baking tray 
old shade from lamp
floor lamp with a cover screw
40-60 watt bulb
1. Cover the baking tray with foil. Lay beads on the tray as desired, leaving a hole in the middle.
2. Bake at 350 F degrees 10 to 15 minutes. Check the tray of beads in the oven, turn it around 180 degrees, and bake for 5 minutes more. Check again (some beads will melt quicker then others).
3. When the beads are melted together, remove the tray from the oven. Form the warm plastic over a bowl (or the old lamp shade) and shape as desired.
4. When cooled, remove the foil from the inside of the shade. Place the new shade over the socket and secure in place. Replace the bulb, plug it in, and enjoy your new light!