Branch Message Center

Clear the clutter and add a natural touch to your family’s message center. This easy DIY project can replace a hodgepodge of notes with a clear space to share information. Depending on the length of your branch, you can hang additional items too, such as scissors and pens.

Materials & Tools

  • Long skinny branch (as straight as possible, but some curvature is OK) 
  • Two leather strips (at least 40 inches long)
  • 12- to 24-inch roll of paper (look for one with a center hole at least 2 inches in diameter)
  • Two clothespins
  • Two 1-inch nails



If your paper won’t fit over the branch, you can unroll the paper from the tube and make a looser roll you can fit over the branch.