Amazing Amy and I got together the other week to work on some scrap wood Christmas trees we’d both been pining for since seeing them on Pinterest a year or two ago.
I know, a year or two between concept and execution is more Hubby’s speed than mine, but hey, we did finally get around to it (which is more than I can say for most of his projects).
We cut up some scrap wood bits into triangles using the mitre saw and then Amy painted them with leftover paint colours we had lying around.
Amy has this incredible eye for colours and palettes – you’d almost say it was ‘amazing’ – case in point, look at her scrap wood Christmas trees:
Perhaps my garage lighting doesn’t do it justice – check them out on her mantle:
She did one side with snowflakes and the other without so she could leave this rainbow goodness up all year.
Something happened while I was cutting out my scrap wood Christmas trees…
I got side tracked.
Happens a lot – when you’re brain only fires on three neurons, it’s easy to become distracted.
Instead of using the wood I’d cut to make my own colourful forest, I started playing with the leftover shards that were meant for the bin.
I took a green I had leftover and created three shades by adding a bit of black. I went with a wash 1:1 water to paint and wiped it on the board, let it set for a few minutes and then wiped the excess off.
They’re kind of cute in all their tall-and-skinny-ness.
I laid them out on a scrap piece of 1×12″ and look what happened!
They became this adorable forest! I added scrap bits behind a few to create layers and used wood glue and finishing nails (through the back) to hold them all in place.
Once my scrap wood Christmas trees had dried and set, I simply cut off the excess with my mitre saw for a nice smooth bottom. (Wish a mitre saw could give me a nice smooth bottom)
I decided to frame them up using my farmhouse frame plans. You’ll notice that the bottom of the frame is deeper than the rest – this was to cover the bases of all of the trees.
I LOVE the stripes from the plywood. It was totally accidental, but I absolutely love it!
I tried adding a bit of white flocking, but I think it would have been better if I’d just dry-brushed some white on the tree tops to give that snow-covered look.
So essentially, Amazing Amy used scrap wood for her Christmas trees and I used the scrap wood FROM the scrap wood for my scrap wood Christmas trees.
Nothing goes to waste and we have two awesome projects ready for the Holidays!
Now I need to come up with another project for the scrap wood trees I initially cut. lol
Have a great one!