Simple Trees Out of Bead Board and Chicken Wire


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!

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  • Myra
    on Dec 6, 2015

    The Berries will be great & give more color. I have a Christmas tree made from pallet wood. Love the idea of Chicken wire. Question. Would I paint the wire also?

    • Patina Paradise
      on Dec 14, 2015

      @Myra You could if you wanted to. Mine was already a real rust color from being outside, but you could get the same effect from painting it! ;o)

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  • Anna Ibarra
    on Jan 18, 2018

    Ok, super cute and how easy, like that it's flat to store. I even have some left over bead board from a project. Wish I had seen this sooner!!!
    I can always make it now and be ready for the holidays.

  • Itsmemic
    on Aug 12, 2018

    love this...can add so much to this great idea !!

    For those Scrooges that don't want to mess with a Christmas tree anymore...I bought a gorgeous hanging wall tree...added my own touch...ornaments..lights..etc...One hanger and it's on...one second and it's off. AND? I store it exactly as is in a Christmas tree bag..flat lying down. Unpacks like a champs and in minutes...after I fluff it up...all done !! Best purchase I made for Christmas !!

    I have a tiny house. NO floor space. I remove a large mirror once a year to acomodate the tree...easy peasy !

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