Happy New Year! It’s time to put away my wooden Christmas tree/card hanger/advent calendar! But before I do, here’s the how-to!
Once again, the scrap wood my husband saved for me came into use! This tree was actually very easy to make. All you need is wood, paint, a staple gun, 24 clothes pins, and a tree topper. I got the wooden star at Michaels for only $0.72 cents, and the small clothes pins for about $3.
Begin by selecting wood pieces and place them in order: smallest on top, largest on the bottom. You can cut the wood down to the size you need if you don’t have scraps like I did.
Paint all the pieces: brown for the trunk, green for the branches, and yellow for the star.
Paint the clothes pins red and white. Let it dry. Then, use the back end of the brush to make the polka dots.
Position the star and branches onto the trunk and use a staple gun to attach them.
Use a glue gun to attach the clothes pins.
Optional: Make/glue red bows onto some of the pins.
Create advent calendar numbers. I used a circle punch and wrote the numbers with a Sharpie marker.
Clip the numbers onto the tree, and as cards come in, hang them on your tree! I placed mine on top of a flower pot flipped upside down & covered with a piece of burlap. I love how it turned out!
Hope everybody had a wonderful holiday season! Wishing you a bright and happy 2016!