Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Salvaged Wood Tree and Copper Wire Stars

This idea came from PinterestI have lots of salvaged wood torn from Charleston's historical homes.
Perfect 'craft' to do with my son...the builder, but don't tell him it is a craft!

To make the stars, I used a piece of wood and hammered five nails in the shape of a star.  I sketched it out on the wood to note the points.  This was fun to do with my five year old.  We tried several different wires, including a coat hanger!  The coat hanger was too difficult to work with, but seemed like a great idea for recycling!
I used some 20 gauge copper wire and that worked great.  It will age nicely outside!
Wrap the ends around to hold the wires together or cut smaller pieces to bind the sections together.  You could layer and layer for thicker stars.  We did three layers.


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20 comments :

Molly said...

This is fantastic! I've pinned a few salvage wood trees this Christmas on pintrest, but this is my favorite, I love how you did the stars!
Off to pin yours too :)
Thanks for sharing!

beachcomber said...

i love your xmas tree!! stopping by from shabby creek cottage.
x

Kelly said...

I'm backtracking here. I don't know how I've missed all of these posts! I adore this little wooden Christmas tree y'all made! That is one of the cutest things I'v ever seen.

pollydove said...

Oh my gosh!!!! The boots! The tree in the wheel barrel! The tree ... those stars!!! I am dying. It looks SO cute!!!!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Oh, I just love that idea. I think I need to make one of my own! Stopping by from Shabby Creek ...

Jessica Nicely said...

Saw this on My Romantic Blog and am loving it!! And loving your blog! And so I have now become a follower! :)

Rachelle said...

So cute!!!

gertie @ The Old Block House said...

Love this! Now I want a copper star.

Jennifer @ The Brilliant Crafty Type said...

These are a big hit right now. I did something similar as well. This is one of those projects that turns out differently for each person who does it. Love the stars you added!

d e l i g h t said...

Love these salvaged wood Christmas trees! The stars are a nice touch! Visiting from SNS.

Tina Schiefer said...

Simply beautiful!!!

Just became a follower...

whimsicalperspective said...

I love this and featured it on my blog today! Stop by and take a look. http://whimsicalperspective.blogspot.com/

Space 46 said...

Just enough distressing! Perfect!

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found you via Centsational Girl.

Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

Be Merry and Bright!

Aja said...

I love this! And what awesome salvaged wood you found. Too cool I definitely need to put this one on my list.. :)

Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

This is so lovely! Great job! Thanks for sharing. :)

Tamsyn said...

This is gorgeous! And the way you made that star is so clever, well done!!

Space 46 said...

Would love love love for you to share this at our party going on now http://space46.blogspot.com/2011/12/co-hosting-pinteresting-link-party-week.html. Happy holiday! My

Kate said...

I LOVE it!!!!! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas

coat stand said...

gorgeous, love it!

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