I Made a Christmas Tree Using Old Spindles That Gives Me #holidaycheer

$12
2 Hours
Easy

Rustic, junky and a bit weird. But I like my spindle Christmas tree so much I put it on the front porch.
It took two hours to make and two minutes to "hang".
Here's basically what I did;
Make a big pile of all my favorite spindles collected and leftover from other projects. A few were bought at a vintage market for a total of $12. Most were leftovers from old thrift shop tables, chairs and a baby crib along with many other projects.
The tree's "trunk" is simply a 2 by 4 board. I screwed the spindles through the back of the 2 by 4 into each spindle working down the tree.
I attached it to our house putting the "trunk" into a bucket, just for effect.
The plans in my head were to paint it, but when I was finished I liked it just as it is.
Whew! Painting spindles is hard!
My spindle tree makes me smile...and the neighbors can't see it through the trees!
My spindle tree makes me smile...and the neighbors can't see it through the trees!
1. Mike a pile of spindles.  I had a little helper!
1. Mike a pile of spindles. I had a little helper!
2. Grab a board for the trunk.
2. Grab a board for the trunk.
3. Steal the star from the Christmas Tree.
3. Steal the star from the Christmas Tree.
4. Screw on the spindles from the back.  I worked from the top down the tree.
4. Screw on the spindles from the back. I worked from the top down the tree.
5. Grab a blanket and some hot cocoa and sit by the spindle tree.
5. Grab a blanket and some hot cocoa and sit by the spindle tree.
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