Would you believe I made this little tree in July? I love Christmas trees and as I was making the Halloween signs for September’s Craft Room DeStash Challenge I decided the piece of scrap wood in a triangle looks like a tree. So at that point, I had to make a rustic Christmas tree from scrap wood.
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Now for those of you who may be new or need a reminder, for this Challenge, we create something from our stash of craft supplies. We are allowed to spend up to $10 if we need something to complete the project but most of us usually have everything or almost everything we need. What does that say about us? We love our crafting.
Do you see it too? I had some leftover Old Fashioned Milk Paint in the green and cream that I used for the reindeer curbside find that I recreated. I didn’t even wax it, I liked the rustic look without the wax.
This is so easy because you just gather pieces of scrap wood that when put together will create the shape of a Christmas tree. Paint one side of the wood scraps in green and the other side in cream. That way the tree is reversible.
All you do is decide where to drill the holes so it can be tied together with the twine. Once all of the holes are drilled, cut pieces of twine and tie the pieces of wood together. Knot the twine. Adjust the knots if needed.
Then to make sure the knots are secure dab a bit of glue on the knots. I used wood glue because that is what I had handy.
Now I was really lucky because I had some stars left over from a project I did years ago. I carefully sawed a groove at the top of the triangle so the star could slip in. When I liked the position of the star I used wood glue to secure it. But don’t do that until you drill a small hole in the top where the hanging wire goes.
I found a piece of wire in my stash and put it through the hole on top of the star to hang it. You can even use a piece of twine. And then use the snow to dress up the green side.
It is so easy to make a rustic Christmas tree from scrap wood, I hope you will give it a try. It will add charm to your Christmas house. Now be sure to check out what my fellow bloggers have created for this month’s Craft Room Destash Challenge. You won’t be disappointed.
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Materials and Supplies
Scrap Wood, one in the shape of a triangle Wooden star
Wire Small saw
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