I’m sure you all think my scrap wood pile is never ending! HaHa! I wish that was the case! I just happened to score big last time I was at my parents place so I am taking full advantage of it and figured why not make a Christmas tree since I just happened to have the perfect pieces to do so.
I started off by painting my pieces as shown in the picture. My longest piece is 11.5 inches, my second piece is 9 inches, third piece is 7.5 inches, and my top piece is 4 inches. Now, like I said this is just what I had laying around so don’t feel like you have to have these exact lengths to make this work! Remember it’s a “scrap wood” project so it does not have to be perfect!
Next I took my bottom board and my third board and traced them on my scrapbook paper. I then cut my paper pieces out and mod podged them on my pieces of wood.
I put one layer of mod lodge on my board and the layer on top of my scrapbook paper. The mod podge will dry clear so don’t worry about that.
Once all of your paint and your mod podge is dry you can take your sanding block and distress your wood if you desire. I of course distressed mine!
Next I hit glued all my pieces together and added my wood star at the top. I found these stars at Walmart in the craft section and knew I had to buy them! They come in a bag of 4 or 5.
It’s cute just like this but I thought it was still missing something…so I added a bow of course! I just used some buffalo check ribbon and burlap I had on hand and made a quick little bow to finish it off! Love how this turned out! I think I’m officially ready to decorate for Christmas! HaHa!
The first thing I did was cut my piece of burlap down to the size I wanted it and then I used my paint brush and mod podge to glue it on to the center of my piece of wood. I brushed some mod podge on the board first and then laid the burlap down and added more mod podge to the top. Remember, this will dry clear.
Next while that was drying, I hot glued my metal clip and my 3 cotton pods on. If your not a fan of the cotton pods I thought it would look cute to wrap some jute twine around the bottom also. Or, if your piece of wood is shorter you may not need to add anything to the bottom.
Of course the project wouldn’t be complete without a bow, right? Many of you have seen how I make my bows but just in case you haven’t I will show you below.
I then hot glued my bow on and added a picture. These would make great gifts for your loved ones for any occasion or just to add to your own home décor!
I got my ribbon and my raffia all from the Dollar Tree. If you haven’t checked out the craft section there…your missing out! I’m sure you could find the burlap and metal clips there as well but I already had those on hand.
The piece of scrap wood I used for project was approximately 20 inches long and is a tongue and groove style board. I started off by dry brushing some paint onto my board. I didn’t want to fully cover my board so the dry brushing technique works perfectly for this. I didn’t paint the top groove section of the board as we are going to do something with that part next.
Once my board dried I took my jute twine and wrapped it several times around the top of my board leaving just a bit of the natural wood showing. I secured the beginning and end of my twine with hot glue. You could also use a staple gun to secure the twine.
Next, I hot glued the numbers of my zip code to the board. If you plan on using this outdoors you will want to use E6000 to adhere your numbers to your board. I found my letters at Hobby Lobby for $1.39 per pack. I am in love with this piece! What do you think? Easy, cute and versatile so you can use it around your house year round.
You can never have enough red, white, and blue can you? Do you have extra scrap wood laying around your not sure what to do with? This is the perfect way to use it up. If you don’t have this exact size of boards don’t worry, you can use anything you have on hand. Pallet boards would also work great for this. You can usually always find pallets for free from businesses if you check around.
*Scrap wood -I used 1x2x15 boards that I had laying around
*White Paint-I used Apple Barrel from Wal-Mart
*Red Paint-I used Crimson Waverly Chalk Paint from Wal-Mart
The first thing I did was hot glue my boards together. I used 5 boards but if you wanted a bigger flag you would just add more.
After I had all of the boards glued together I painted the stripes on. You could also paint the boards before gluing them together if you wanted too. I used foam brushes to paint the stripes. I didn’t worry about getting it perfect as I knew Iwas going to distress it. Once the paint was dry I took my sanding block and added some distressing. This step is optional so if you don’t care for the distressed look you can skip this.
Next you will cut a rectangle out of the scrapbook paper to use for the stars on the flag. The size of rectangle will vary depending on the size of flag you are making.
Once you have your desired size for the stars you will then brush some mod podge on the back of the paper and stick it down. I also brushed over the top of my paper with the mod podge to make sure it was sealed down good.
Remember it doesn’t have to be perfect! I love the vintage look of this flag and will definitely enjoy decorating with it for many years to come! To finish it off I bunched up some red and natural colored raffia to make a cute little bow!
Who doesn’t love a cute scrap wood bunny? I have made several of these and I think they get cuter every time! If your anything like me, more than likely you will have all of the supplies on hand in your craft stash!
Scrap wood 2×4 or 4×4
White & pink paint(I used Apple Barrel)
Burlap ribbon(I used 2 in. wired burlap)
Assorted Spring ribbon for bow
Sandpaper(optional for distressing)
Hot glue gun
I did this project live on my Facebook page and you can view the video below!