Reuse an old tree to make a log pathway in your garden. Good use of "yard" trees and other wood that can't be milled; works much better in climates without termites. Good drainage under the log rounds will make the path last longer.
Simple trick to add texture to your braid: Get 3 strands for a normal braid. Loosely braid One Strand. Use that braided strand with the other 2 to form the final braid of all your hair. Loosen with fingers for more "messy.