It is that time of the year again, where Christmas trees are being
sold on the side of the roads, cookie swaps and endless amounts of eggnog are
ruining our girlish figures and Christmas décor has become so expensive and mundane. Well I’ve got an idea to help spruce up your
Christmas tree this year. And the cost: less
make new and interesting pieces, upcycling or repurposing, is exciting. And with my
growing interests in woodworking, I couldn’t imagine anything other than
handmade ornaments made from salvaged wood products.
- Scrap pieces of wood
- Chalkboard paint
- Burlap String
retailer. I got some really cool looking
hardwood flooring for under $2
long. Feel free to go with shorter
pieces. These things can be heavy so base it upon the size of your tree and
accomplished with a Mitre saw box set.
Once you have your pieces cut drill holes in either sides
(the right and left) of the wood pieces.
wood flooring. I wanted to maintain that
rustic feel and texture of the uneven edges. Besides I’m painting this with black paint. )
to protect whatever is under it. In my
case, my garage floor. Krylon Chalkboard Spray Paint makes a great
Chalkboard spray paint. It dries faster
and eliminates the need for a brush.
sure the room has good ventilation. I
also used gloves to prevent a sticky situation.
and triple tie a knot at the openings.
fine. However, I like chalk markers. The lines are clean and crisp. Also it reduces the likelihood of chalk
residue falling on the floor and getting all over your clothes.
mistake. Mistakes happen. Simply use a moist cloth or paper towel to
remove the chalk. Once dry, proceed with writing a special holiday
at something YOU created.