Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Scrap Wood Trees and Stars Projects

 
 
 
I saw some little scrap wood trees at our local
garden center a couple of months ago and thought
they were pretty cute.  They had a pretty hefty price tag on them
so I thought I'd try to make some on my own.
 
And this is the result.
 
 
 


Made from old flooring, 2 X 4's, quarter round, sashing, and mdf.
 
All things found in the garage stash.
 

 



Embellished by
glittering, stamping, mod podgeing, and painting.



 
 
I saw these stars on Pinterest made from all kinds of materials.
 
 
The mister sliced up a 2 X 4 in 1/8 inch pieces and then
glued and stapled them in a star shape.
 


 
I painted them a nice Christmasy red and stuck one in each of the
window boxes.





Both projects were almost free.
 
And that's kind of nice at this time of year.
 


5 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, those trees are great!!!! Love your sweet cozy home decorated, looks beautiful, Francine.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

What a clever idea! I love your scrap wood trees and stars!

Kerin said...

So cute, and rustic. Love the projects you've done!!
Did you also make the "JOY" sign??
I saw one similar on Pinterest, but as yet.. I've not made one.

Love your sweet and cheerfully welcoming home!!
Crushing on the window boxes, and the black shutters.

Merry Christmas.

Kerin

June said...

I love how these turned out Mimi! I adore your pretty yellow house too!!!!
sending hugs...

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Way cute! Love the red stars on your windows! All festive!
Enjoy!