Canada in the winter can be a little dreary. We are having a very snowy year already so despite the fact that it is not even officially winter yet, we have our fair share of snow already. The snow is very pretty but once in a while it is a nice change to see a pop of colour outside.
With all of the snow already piled up, I thought it would be nice to have a Christmas tree on one of my balconies to add a pop of colour.I searched through my pile of scrap wood and found 6 piece that looked perfect for the tree. Each is slightly smaller than the one before. Luckily I had pieces that worked and I only had to cut two pieces smaller using my Rockwell BladeRunnerOnce I had the pieces the sizes I wanted, paint came next. I used Fusion Mineral Paint in Cranberry and Bayberry. For the lighter green board I mixed a little Picket Fence in with the Bayberry. To keep the tree together, I attached a long board to the back of the boards. Make sure it is at least 6 inches longer than the tree so that you have a trunk (and something to stick into the ground or pot). When using a thin piece of wood (like this reclaimed piece I had from a bookshelf) make sure to pre-drill your holes for the screws. Pre-drilling the holes will ensure that the wood doesn’t split when you insert the screws. Once you have the holes you need, just add screws to hold it all together.
Make a reclaimed wood Christmas tree to brighten up your outdoor living space with some Fusion Mineral Paint and vintage buttons. @RecreatedDesign
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The paint for this project was generously provided by Fusion Mineral Paint.
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