Hello friends and welcome to a new week! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Ours was pretty low key, I finished up our Christmas decorating and we almost finished our shopping. I don't think I've ever been so ahead!
There was an empty little nook above the fireplace that needed something. I'm like that--if I feel like something is missing from a spot, I have to fill it! Just like with the DIY Rustic Vase, I didn't want to spend anything so I headed out to the garage to see what I could come up with.
I remembered that for fall I was pretty happy with how my Scrap Wood Pumpkin turned out so I thought I would try to use the same concept to make a Christmas tree.
I cut a piece of 2x2 into descending sizes: 6", 5", 4", 3" 2" and 1". I was left with a piece that was about 1.5" that I used for the trunk.
I started at the bottom and applied a small glob of liquid nails to the "trunk."
I then applied a smear to each piece, starting with the 6" one.
Once the liquid nails was dry, I applied a coat of white primer (it was all I had on hand but it worked!)
Once it had dried I went over random spots and sanded to pull the natural wood through and then quickly applied Rust-oleum Weathered Gray wood stain and wiped it right off.
I had a really hard time deciding if I wanted to leave it as is or if I wanted to cutesy it up. I decided on the second option, so I tied a small piece of burlap around the trunk and added some buttons with hot glue.
And here is my little darling tree!
I don't think it could have turned out better! I added a twine bow at the top but if I can find a cute little star I may replace it.
Easy peasy right? It didn't take much time at all to complete (minus drying time) and it fills up that little spot perfectly.
Linking up to these awesome parties!
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