Simple Trees Out of Bead Board and Chicken Wire

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Our challenge for this month's blog hop was Bead Board, and I wanted to come up with something I could use for Christmas decor.
  • simple trees with bead board and chicken wire, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
  • simple trees with bead board and chicken wire, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
  • simple trees with bead board and chicken wire, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
I started with a free leftover piece of bead board that I picked up from a cabinet shop. It was already painted white and then I cut some rusty chicken wire that was in the backyard and put them together.
  • simple trees with bead board and chicken wire, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
I cut the piece of breadboard to fit the old wooden measuring tape that I had in my stash. I love how it framed the piece.
  • simple trees with bead board and chicken wire, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
The piece on the left was painted with Bayberry Green "Old Fashioned Milk Paint". It was cut with the lines going vertically and the other piece with the horizontal lines was going to be the third tree.
  • simple trees with bead board and chicken wire, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
In the end the two trees became one tree and I added some faux evergreen sticks to the edge of the taller tree. They are very simple and stylized, but I love how they look. They will be the perfect backdrop to some Christmas decor that I still have to unpack.
  • simple trees with bead board and chicken wire, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
I tried adding a sprig of faux red berries and love how it looks. I wanted to keep them simple, but the possibilities are endless as far as attaching things to the chicken wire for more interest. You could make a larger version and attach Christmas cards to it with clothespins, or add ornaments and hang it on the wall. I fell in love with bead board. You should definitely give it a try!

Suggested materials for this project:

    Patina Paradise

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