>> Thursday, December 8, 2011
I am constantly inspired by all that I see on Pinterest, and when I saw this Christmas tree made from recycled wood, I knew I could put my own spin on it using the gorgeous Jingle collection.
Here is what I made.
When I showed the project to my husband, he thought the cedar shims he had in the basement would be perfect. Sure enough, 5 minutes later he had snapped the pieces into the shape of a tree.
First I sprayed each piece of wood with Glimmer Mist, in essence "staining" each piece. As it dried I cut strips of paper to fit each piece and inked the edges with chalk ink. Then using Glitter Mod Podge (AKA my newest obsession), I attached each piece to the wood. Finally I used Elmer's Wood Glue to attach the pieces to one center wooden piece.
Here is a view from the back. I am going to hang it using one of those 3-M strips. It's super light!
Here are a few close-ups:
See how shimmery the Mod Podge is? I covered this chipboard piece with patterned paper.
I liked the rough edges of the wood, so I tore the end of the paper to match the feel of the rough wood.
And again, the final product.
Jingle Merry & Bright
Jingle ABC Stickers