Saturday, 17 November 2012

My Recycled Wooden Christmas Tree (Thrift Shop Find)

Look at this wooden Christmas tree/candle holder/ornament display thingy I found while in a thrift shop in...............yep - you guessed it
My favorite thrift shop in Birkenfeld.

Yes this is indeed a solid wood tree
that have arms or branches that rotate.
The little holes at the ends hold candles.

I did not like the tree being just a wooden tree truly I did not

A Ho-Hum pedestal (Yawn Yawn Yawn)

For days I stared at the tree and wondered how I could give it character.  It needed character.

Well as I was researching something on the internet I came upon this fabulous blogger

and she did a wonderful tutorial on how to do a crackle finish with Elmer's glue.

I studied this tutorial and then I got to work on the
Wooden Tree That Had no Character

I love how the crackle technique turned out on my thrift shop find.

 Crackle Crackle Crackle

From the tip of the tree

To it's base.
I so enjoyed the transformation and I can't wait to share what I am working on to hang on my once wooden tree that had no character.

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  1. LOVE IT! I was trying to make one of these, but I just kept making mistakes - not as simple as they look. Oh how I wish I had been at your thrift store!

  2. Oh, I love your makeover!! It looks awesome. That was such a great find. Thank you so much for sharing at It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas party! We are so thrilled to have you join in the fun!! I am your newest follower, too! :) Can't wait to see more.


  3. I've had one of these trees for 25 years. We always used it to hold lollypops for the kids, then grandkids.