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Checker Game Piece DIY Christmas Tree

Game Piece DIY Christmas Tree Decor

Today I’m sharing an idea that can be re-created with any number of things. A game piece DIY Christmas tree wall hanging. You probably have everything you need to make a similar project just laying around in a junk drawer. Everyone has a junk drawer….right?….I have several. I love my little tree.game piece diy Christmas tree wall decor Petticoat Junktion

Game Piece DIY Christmas Tree 

I know some of you guys are thinking “Why is she making Christmas stuff when we haven’t celebrated Thanksgiving yet”? The answer has to do with being a DIY blogger and sharing ideas with ya’ll. If you see something that inspires you on here, on Pinterest, on Facebook, or on another blog, then you have time to gather supplies and make the craft.

Christmas craft projects

I used this piece of reclaimed tin that has been in the shop forever.

checkers for Christmas craft Petticoat Junktion

And these wood checkers from my favorite junk shop.


Christmas craft project Petticoat Junktion

And a garden faucet and tiny piece of wood from my junk stash.

{notice how “junk” seems to make it’s way into every sentence}

I used the glue gun to adhere everything to the tin….while drinking my morning coffee.

Then I cut a piece of wire for a hanger and….

diy Christmas tree Petticoat Junktion


game piece diy Christmas tree decor Petticoat Junktion

Even though the Christmas tree is all ready to go…I won’t be hanging it on the wall for the holidays until after Thanksgiving.

Are you going to try this project?

What other things could we use to make the tree?

I’m all ears!

Have a great day.

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Ladies, I’ve discovered Angie’s secret!!! Look closer at the photo…there it is: BLACK COFFEE! Now I know how u stay so motivated. I gotta start drinking mine black!

  2. That is such a cute tree -you are very clever. I thought of something else you could put on your branch tree-large rusty bells tied with ribbon or twine. You could hang some ornament made out of bird seed also. The birds would like that. Keep up the good work.

  3. This is really cute Kathy! Shared it on my facebook page. You’re so clever! ~ Angie

  4. I was wondering what you would make with those checkers. I am so impressed! And you even used one of the garden faucet knobs! How clever!! I love everything about this junk creation!

  5. I know you didn’t mean anything bad Chris! Love you! I thought it would be good to explain some of the reasoning behind what I post about. You actually helped me. Thanks

  6. i love your tree but you have a way cooler junk drawer than I do if that is whats in it.lol

  7. okay i didn’t mean nothing bad i know every blogger has to jump ahead to inspire us non creative types and i appreciate it this tree is the cutest love it your mind is awesome xx

  8. Kathy, love the little tree. Sometimes it just takes a picture to get the wheels rounding. Happy Holidays

  9. As soon as I saw the picture I knew it was from you. So darling and easy to make. Great job and love the junk!