Wood Christmas Decorations

November 27, 2012 by 41 Comments

What’s old is new again?   It’s been awhile since these trees have seen daylight…they’ve been tucked away in a storage bin for years. My husband crafted these wooden trees among many other wooden trinkets in the late 80’s.  He enjoyed spending time with his wood working equipment…that scroll-saw got a real workout at times.   I thought I would give these trees a fresh new look with a coat of paint.

You see where I started painting the backside of the trees and realized …I needed a “before picture”.  Once the paint dried I flipped them over and quickly pulled out the camera.   I’m not sure what type of wood he used, maybe oak?  Very sturdy!

I spray-painted them white, let them dry, then I took my trusty sanding block and removed some of the paint from the surface and around the edges.

I stacked them and tied them with jute and attached a fun bell. I like these frosted bells so much that I didn’t mind standing in line at Jo Anne’s Fabrics for 20 minutes to pay. Yikes!  This was the day after Thanksgiving and the store was extremely busy that day,  but that didn’t deter me from making my purchase.

If you are looking for some filler for your hurricanes or even a mason jar, these bells are a fun option for you.

I love all of these fun Christmas crafts and  had to share my latest project with you all. Please come back soon and see what’s happening here at Home.


Linking to:   savvy southern style , between naps on the porch



41 Responses to “Wood Christmas Decorations”
  1. Oh, how pretty! I love the shape of those trees, and I don’t blame you for standing in line for those beautiful jingle bells — I would have, too! Thanks for sharing — I am so happy to have found your blog! 🙂

  2. Maria says:

    What a sweet idea!!! I love it! I love how you made the Christmas trees white and tied them together, it looks like something from a magazine! So pretty!

  3. debra says:

    Black Friday Bells! : )

  4. Stacey says:

    Very cute! I remember my dad and I making little wooden houses one year that were similar in feel. Those things are always homey and never go out of style.

  5. Those trees are so cute. I love the way you stacked and tied them. The bells are adorable too. But it is an hour to the nearest Jo Anne’s, and the last time I was there I had to wait forever to pay, and that was not even holiday season–so those are unlikely to turn up at my house. But they are really cute, and I am glad you got them.

  6. Vanessa says:

    Very pretty! I love that you stacked them and tied them together.

  7. Debbie says:

    Moni, you’re so creative. I would have unearthed them from the box, scratched my head, and put them back. I love what you did with them. You truly gave them new life! And the bells are a great find. I wish we still had a JoAnn’s here in town, but we’ve been without one for what seems like forever. I think it was back in February when our store had a water main break, and they shut down. It was so unexpected. Fortunately, they’re building another one and are scheduled to be open early next year. I can hardly wait. In the mean time, the nearest store is about 40 minutes away, and it’s a trip I don’t make very often. Hope you’re having a good week!

  8. I love the way you gave them a new life! The paint, twine and those bells… perfection!

  9. Robin says:

    Adorable. I love them painted white and distressed. Stacking them together was a wonderful touch too!

  10. Katie Drane says:

    How wonderful! I love this idea and your pictures are great!


  11. Moni, I love the simplicity of the tree set… and of course I do love anything white! They are perfect.

    I’d love it if you’d consider sharing this post at Shabbilicious Friday. http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/shabbilicious-friday-link-party_30.html

  12. Pendra says:

    I have to say you are a “brave” woman… but those bells are definitely worth it! Your trees are adorable! My Dad used to cut me lots of wood projects, he’s been gone for 5 years now, but I inherited his saw and just have to learn to use it! He made me a set of three trees, tallest being 3 feet, then 2 and the smallest about a foot. Big gold stars on top and painted dark green, wrapped in white lights and grapevine(very primitive). This year they are the only trees I am putting up. We just bought a house and in the process of painting it all and haven’t even gotten the regular decor up. But soooo glad I have these keepsakes and wanted to tell you I am soooo gonna learn to work that saw!
    Crafty Hugs,

    • admin says:

      Pendra, thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet note…you must be so excited about your new home…take your time with the decorations…there is always next year!

  13. Anastasia says:

    I love this idea! It’s a nice Christmas decoration! Thank you! I’m happy I found your blog. It’s very interesting 🙂

  14. Those are absolutely darling.


    Creative Raisins

  15. These are so pretty! Just love the rustic look you gave them. Great job and thank you so much for sharing!

  16. Rhonda says:

    Love these trees – and I would’ve stood in line for those bells too! I might just be making a trip to Joann’s to get some!

    • admin says:

      Thanks for the sweet comment, I hope you’ll have a fun project in mind and use some of those bells!
      Have a great weekend,

  17. This is an awesome project! I hope you will consider linking it up to the Pinworthy Projects Party over at my blog, Just Us Four.

  18. This is adorable! I like how you tied them together.
    I found your blog through DIY Showoff. I hope you’ll stop by mine sometime too: http://www.the-comfortable-home.blogspot.ca/.

  19. These are so pretty! Great job! Would love if you’d join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Happy weekend! 🙂

  20. Susan says:

    These are adorable and so simple! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Pattie says:

    These are so cute!! I’ll have to take a look at Joann’s and see if they still have some of those frosted bells! very cute!

  22. Sara says:

    SO adorable!!! LOVE these. And hope you can link up at my trendy tuesday party http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/12/trendy-tuesday-15.html

  23. Megan says:

    They look so beautiful the way you arranged them together. Megan

  24. Thanks for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday.

  25. Sarah says:

    LOVE those trees!

  26. Sheryl says:

    Just curious if you could tell me the height of the tallest one or if you still have the patterns to share?

  27. Lisa says:

    Love the trees, can you give me the dimensions of each tree please. I am going to show the picture to my son to see if he will make me up a set. Thanks.

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