Tuesday, November 19, 2013

12 Days of Christmas, Day 5, Junk in the Trunk Tree

What is your favorite Christmas symbol or "thang"?  Do you collect stars, nativities, snowmen, or trees?

Me? I love trees, and Christmas trees are my favorite.  So I knew I had to come up with a fun, new tree this year--and JUNK in the trunk (tree trunk, that is) was perfect.
12 days of Christmas Junk Tree http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
 I joined together two pieces of barnwood and painted it green and then white.
12 days of Christmas Junk Tree http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
I collected junk that was rectangular in shape, such as door lock "whatchamajigs"
12 days of Christmas Junk Tree http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
a fisherman's knife, and a Jello mold star topper.
12 days of Christmas Junk Tree http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
Attach the junk to the barnwood with screws if possible--I glued the yardstick piece with E6000.
12 days of Christmas Junk Tree http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
I added a simple, reclaimed wood "frame".
12 days of Christmas Junk Tree http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
Create your own "junk in the trunk" tree.
12 days of Christmas Junk Tree http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
Each one is unique and a fun treasure hunt to come up with the perfect branches
12 days of Christmas Junk Tree http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
PS--Coming Soon!


11 comments:

  1. Klasse!!!!! Eine super Idee!!!!
    Liebe Grüße aud Deutschland
    anna

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  2. That is so clever, Becky!
    People are going to love that! Very creative,
    Deb

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  3. LOVE it Becky...I love trees too. I have been making a bunch this year :)

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  4. I love this idea! We have so many things left over from projects that we would be able to make a few of these trees! Great idea!!!

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  5. It's awesome, I love it. Trees are my "thang" too. I'm pinning this, I'm sure it's made it to the junk board so I'll pin it to my other junk board.

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  6. Love it! Love it!! I have to check out my stash!

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  7. Ah-mazing! As always! Love everything about this!

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  8. Becky,
    You make me want to make a tree today and I will not even be in the country for Christmas! I love it!
    Smiles, Alice

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  9. Love this! You inspired me to create my own version of a junk tree, thank you! Have a beautiful day!
    ~Kelly
    http://endlessacresfarmtiques.com/2013/12/16/junktree/

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!