Reclaimed Wood Christmas Tree
Where does the time go? It's the last day of July and that means today I'm sharing my last Christmas in July project. I love using reclaimed wood (aka pallet wood) in projects and this one is a new version of a project I made two years ago.
The original was a set of 3 trees. You can read about them HERE. I had an extra vintage Playskool block that I split while hammering in the nail. (I was SO mad at myself) I glued it back together and decided it would be used in another project.
Since I'm talking about the block, I'll tell you about that process first, even though I did it after the tree was done. The tree had a lighter finish so I whitewashed the block with craft paint thinned with water. I brushed it on.
Then wiped the block with a cloth until I had the look I wanted.
Moving on to the tree. I dry-brushed white paint on the tree and then lightly went over it with walnut stain. I forgot to take pictures of this process, but you can see it HERE with this project. There are a variety of looks you can get depending on the wood you use, the amount of paint, and the amount of stain. Give it a try!
Using the tree, some glue, and a scrap of trim, it was time to get started.
The tree was wrapped with the trim to determine placement. Since the piece was small, I had to cut 3 pieces. There would be no wrapping it completely around the tree.
I had very little leftover.
Some Tacky Glue was applied to each piece.
They were place on the tree.
A wooden star was painted with antique gold paint.
It was then glued to the top of the tree.
The tree was glued on to the vintage nail in the block and it was done.
I'd love to make more and I have more pallet wood, but, I don't have anymore vintage Playskool blocks. Maybe I'll find something else. Stay tuned, you never know what I'll do!
Christmas in July is concluded for this year. I hope you've enjoyed the projects and I've inspired you to get a head start on some Christmas crafting. Thank you for being a part of this fun series of posts. Your comments mean the world to me!
If you missed my other Christmas in July projects, Here are the links: