We’re always fans of mixing high and low elements in wedding design, and this backdrop made of natural wood slices and gold leaf is a prime example of how beautifully the two can work together. Kathryn Godwin of Studio Cultivate is here to share all the details behind this DIY branch slice backdrop, with help from Brian Schindler behind the camera!
For this project, you will need:
-branch slices (you can find these on etsy or ebay, or if you know how to use a miter saw, then find a branch in your backyard!)
-jute or gold twine
-1/8″ drill bit
1. Drill two holes on opposite ends of branch slice.
2. Measure twine to length you would like your backdrop to be.
3. Use a tapestry needle to thread gold twine through both holes.
4. Tie a knot at the top hole.
5. Thread the next slice, keeping them about 1.5″ apart, continue steps 2 & 3.
6. Use spray adhesive on section you would like to apply gold leaf- hold can about 8″ away. We created a diagonal stripe with our gold leaf application that spans the width of the backdrop.
7. Gently apply a sheet of gold leaf to slice, using the tissue paper layers to help smooth the leaf sheet.
8. Suspend from rod or arch, allow ends to vary in length for a soft organic finish.