Keeping it Simple: Wooden Tree

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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4 comments:

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

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  2. Wonderful. Thanks for showing how. Linda

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  3. 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

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

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