Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Wooden Tree

I have seen these awesome trees in blogland lately and I love how they look, so I decided to make my own.  I wanted to use a pallet but no one ever told me how hard it to take apart a pallet, so instead I just used some wood that the previous owner left in the garage.
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This is how I made this:
Using my miter saw (I love this saw and use it at  least weekly), I set it to a 45 degree angle. I cut one side and then flipped it over to the other side and cut it.
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Each piece got about 4 to 5 inches bigger.
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Using wood glue, I glued the pieces to another piece of wood.  Once it was dry, I had my husband put some nails to extra support.
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I painted the wood green (because I like color!).
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Using my Cricut, I cut out some silver vinyl.  I wanted to put a saying onto the tree.  I used pressure 2 and depth 2.  The font is called Billionaire.
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I put the vinyl on and then put it outside on my porch.  I love how it turned out!
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And here’s a close up.  I seriously was singing the song for days after making this.  Just this is line, over and over again!
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I would love it if you followed along.
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Amy @ The Happy Scraps said...

I love your tree! I love that you painted it, that green is the perfect color! What cartridge did you use for the font?

Linda Bouf said...

Wonderful. Thanks for showing how. Linda

Mariel said...

Great tutorial! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday - Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

Ellora Drinnen said...

Such a cute idea! I love this and love the color! Thanks for the tutorial. :)