This tree was inspired by the one I saw at Marty's Musings. Here is how I made something similar out of random trim picked up from a Craigslist Curb Alert (free!!!).
Step 1: Washed the boards with a vinegar and water solution. They were yucky!
|Close up pic of the trim and its grooves.|
Step 4: I printed out the words from my computer then using a the sharp end of a pen I traced the words onto the wood creating a groove.
Step 5: With a brown marker I traced the groove of each letter, 2-3 letters at a time so that the marker ink didn't try completely.
Step 6: Before the marker ink dried completely I carefully wiped with a rag, smearing and fading the letters. It has a wood burned type of look afterwards.
Step 7: Tree "boughs" put in place with wood glue.
|INSPIRATION @ Marty's Musings|
smaller so it fits on my mantle without invading it too much
|hard to see, but the word "hope" |
is written on the baby blanket
God's gift to us
|sheet music lightly painted over with a brown glitter acrylic paint|
Mod Podged onto cardboard...3 layers actually to create dimension
currently held on with sticky tack...not totally in love with this star...
might try again...we'll see