Metal Tree Number Three
You can make a metal tree from almost anything. As long as it’s metal (insert Kathy smiley face). I bet you have old hinges, outdated door hardware, something used and junky around the house if you’ve been living there very long. We are a bunch of home loving, home improvement, diy people. Go through the junk drawer, garage, storage building, and see what you’ve got. We’re going to make a metal tree.
I pulled out one of my boxes of metal junk and sorted through it. I finally had to dump everything on the table so I could see what was there. Finding the right stuff that all goes together is the hardest part. It has to be the right size and shape and colors, etc. Sometimes it takes me hours to just the right mix of metal.
Once I found the body of the tree I went on the hunt for a tree topper. That meant pulling out my jewelry stash. I couldn’t find the perfect topper. In the middle of the project my son and his family came over. After they left I noticed someone had put the two pieces you see on the left on top of the tree. Perfect. I’m not sure who my helper was but….thank you. Doubling up on the tree topper gave it just the right depth.
The only thing left to do was plug in the glue gun and glue all the pieces to the recycled fence wood. I’m still using fence wood picked up curbside in Pensacola after a major hurricane a number of years ago. Free is good.
I started at the bottom with the tree trunk hot gluing stuff on and went up.
I added the hanger by drilling a hole on either side of the top of the wood and threading rusty wire through the holes, then twisting the ends. Recycle, recycle, recycle.
And that was it. Did you find anything to work with? I bet you could use metal washers, lay them flat, and stack in a pyramid like a tree then add a trunk. Just a thought. I’m heading to the workshop to find some rusty washers.
You can see the other metal trees here…… 1. Hardware Christmas Tree…….. 2. Rust and Sparkle Tree
I almost forgot to mention. This little tree is already sold. Thanks Rani! Hope you guys have a great day, Kathy