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Unique Christmas Tree with Repurposed Fence Boards

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My hubby zipped through this project in record time using old fence boards and a little spray paint! I then took over and used my Cricut to attach vinyl letters, distressed it a little and the project was done! Be sure to read the post for all the details.
Difficulty: Medium
Every bit of wood was pulled from my husband's scrap wood re-purposing pile; the trunk of the tree was part of an old bookshelf and was already a dark stain, the “branches” were his favorite re-purposed fence slat wood, and the “stand” was just a chunk of 2″ x 6″.
The fence boards started out with a more rustic look.
While he liked the rough, unfinished look of the wood, my husband wanted a bit more uniformity to accommodate the vinyl lettering to happen later. All he did was lay out the “branches” and dust them with a light aerosol primer (just happened to have some Zinser 1-2-3 oil-based primer). No need to do the back, but he did hit all the edges and ends.
The Christmas tree before attaching vinyl letters.
A perfect message for my imperfect tree.
The reason for the season with a personal touch.

To see more: http://www.martysmusings.net/2012/12/scrap-wood-christmas-tree.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Mindi @ MyLove2Create.com
    Mindi @ MyLove2Create.com Broomfield, CO
    on Dec 8, 2012

    Very nice! And it is always good to be remember the true meaning of the season!

  • Wanda
    Wanda Tampa, FL
    on Dec 8, 2012

    This is a great idea! Wish I had somewhere to put it!!

  • Marty's Musings
    Marty's Musings Greensboro, NC
    on Dec 8, 2012

    Wanda, you could always use it for outside decorating as well.

  • Z
    Z
    on Dec 8, 2012

    Marty this is beautiful. I want one. It would be great for on a door or front the porch, between garage doors, attached to the mail box post, staked in the yard or in an apartment that didn't have room for a full tree or... or... or...! I could on and on. Thank you so much for sharing. We have plenty of scrap wood I could make this up with in a jiffy.

  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S Atlanta, GA
    on Dec 9, 2012

    I love the finished product! But the possibilities are unlimited! Paint it green and add small red sequences or round dots of glue with red glitter! Star at the top and bow at the bottom! And can you imagine the sizes you could make...large ones for outdoor decorations! Fix one for Grandparents and put photos of her children and grand and great-grand children. Use colors in her decor so she can keep it out all year! Make one for a family member that lives away from the family! Love this project!

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