The past couple of weeks, the weather in Nashville has been all over the place. We have had snow, rain, freezing temperatures, warm temperatures and lots of wind. As a result, Mother Nature provided some beautiful craft materials in the way of twigs, pine cones, leaves and acorns.
So I figured I needed to put these beautiful things to good use and cook up some creative ideas for the holidays. I have managed to make a simple white wreath
and an Advent wreath – just in time for 1. Advent on November 30th.
Here’s my latest project: a twig Christmas tree. I started with two pieces of old fence wood which I attached with screws. I sanded the pieces and white washed them by mixing a small amount of white paint with water.
Next, I cut a few twigs and used Liquid Glue to attach them to the wood. Hot glue gun just didn’t do it for the thicker twigs.
A few tiny twigs and some white spray paint is all it took to create this star.
I figured these acorn caps would make cute ornaments.
I spray painted them white, silver and gold and hot glued them to the tree.
That’s all it took to make this natural, earthy and inexpensive Christmas decoration.
melodys100November 25, 2014
I love the tree! And it matches the wreath so well too. So cute.
sabinesNovember 25, 2014
Thanks for the sweet comment. 🙂
MaryannNovember 26, 2014
sabinesNovember 26, 2014
Thanks, Maryann!Glad you like it.
My Creative DayslNovember 29, 2014
I love this tree so much! Pinning! Thank you for sharing on Show Me Saturday!
sabinesNovember 30, 2014
Thank you so much and thanks for dropping by.
art-of-66December 6, 2014
Many thanks for the link,
Patrizia PapiDecember 6, 2014
Lovely! I think it’s also a recycling project…
sabinesDecember 6, 2014
Hi Patrizia! Thanks for the sweet comment.I am glad I was able to reuse items I had laying around the home and backyard to make this tree. Thanks for stopping by!
CarolDecember 8, 2014
Love your creations! I also do things like this. Make a tree from a pine one!
AllieDecember 30, 2014
Such a cute tree, and so creative! I’ve featured it on Worthwhile Wednesdays tonight.
sabinesDecember 31, 2014
Thanks so much, Allie for the feature. I’m so glad you like the tree. Happy New Year!
Sinea Pies (Ducks 'n a Row)December 2, 2015
Wow, I LOVE this! It is so classy and classic at the same time. Pinned 🙂
sabinesDecember 2, 2015
Aww that is so sweet. Thank you so much!
Blanche EvansDecember 10, 2015
I really enjoyed seeing your Christmas trees made with tomato cages. You did a good job .
sabinesDecember 10, 2015
Thank you, Blanche. I really appreciate your kind comment. So glad you like the tree.
sabinesDecember 9, 2015