Reclaimed Wood Christmas Tree
You may have noticed my last few posts about staying busy with some side projects, one of them being tearing down a pergola. The side projects aren't on hold due to the holidays though. We plan to continue working on a few projects around the house over the holidays while there's some time off from work.
So we made the decision not to put up a Christmas tree.... but I couldn't be a total Scrooge.
So I designed a tree using leftover wood from our pergola. It will barely take up any space and will be easy to move if necessary.
And I was itching to use some of that wood!
Building the tree itself came together very quickly. I even had some extra pieces of wood leftover so I added a few small shelves.
Due to the weight of the tree I needed a substantial base. I grabbed an old 2x4 I had and pieced together this base.
The hubby and I had picked up this little bucket a while ago from Goodwill. It was only $4 but we had no idea what to use it for.... finally I found it's purpose! I placed the tree in bucket for a little extra height and stability.
I added a bow, some lights and pulled out just a few of my favorite decorations
I added some lighted garland to the top of the bucket, my tree skirt and some gifts.
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published November 23rd, 2015 2:38 PM
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