Hardware Christmas Tree
I made a special hardware Christmas tree for our Home for Christmas Blog Hop. I'm joining fellow Hometalk DIY bloggers to bring you a bunch of new Christmas projects, home tours, crafts, and more.
RustY Hardware Tree
My project is a “tree” from reclaimed hardware.
The photo above shows a small part of my rusty treasures. Most of you guys know I have a whole stash of hardware and junk finds. Subscribe by email to Petticoat Junktion updates and come along with me on my flea market and junk shop adventures.
I pulled a few pieces of hardware to work with and also sorted through my sparkle and bling pile to find a suitable topper for the “tree”. I dusted off the hardware and gave it a coat of Howard’s wax in Golden Oak. The board is a reclaimed drawer bottom dry-brushed with a little turquoise paint.
I attached the hardware and bling to the board using hot glue. I keep my hot glue gun corralled in a stainless steel canister that make the perfect stand. I tend to burn myself with that thing if I don’t keep it out of the way.
I drilled a hole on either side of the board near the top and added rusty reclaimed wire as a hanger.
The wire is pulled through the holes and twisted into loops on the front side.
I added the sparkle and rust hardware Christmas tree to the rustic mantel display I shared last week. The turquoise color and the rusty hardware work well with the amber glass pieces.
The new “tree” is a more colorful version than the first tree I made in 2012. The original hardware Christmas tree was a big hit. I’m always a little leery about trying to re-create a project. The re-creation is never as good as the original. What do you guys think of the new tree? How does it compare to the original? You can see the original by clicking here.....Hardware Christmas Tree Version 1.
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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