This tree stood here for a hundred years and has meant a lot to our family for the last sixty of those years. It held a treehouse and a swing and its roots made for good leaping.
I drilled a few holes in one small section of branch for a pen/pencil/paintbrush holder. It was so simple it hardly merits a step-by-step. After selecting the right diameter branch, I cut a slice, drilled a few holes a generous pencil width in size, sanded and finished with a mixture of melted beeswax and olive oil.