The Home Depot Do-It-Herself workshop is one of my all-time favorite things to do. I get a little time to myself to work with power tools and occasionally even get a little crafty! This month we made Christmas tree signs. The original idea was to use Christmas ornaments but I went a different route. I’m pretty pleased with this rustic holiday decor sign.
The base of the sign was already put together and painted when I arrived. This isn’t typical for a workshop but that part was going to take way too much time out of our 1-hour class. You can easily put it together at home though with 1×6 and 1×3 (to brace the back) common boards and a few screws.
You can easily use Christmas ornaments you no longer use or pick some up at the dollar store. I believe they said it would take about 50-75 ornaments depending on the size. There were so many variations that night and it was fun to walk around and see what everyone came up with.
I chose pinecones because they were free, and they go better with my rustic farmhouse style. My boys had a blast picking out pinecones for me. Then we baked them to kill any bugs…taking no chances. I just love the variety of colors and shapes we picked up.
Placing them took some time, about 30-45 minutes. But I am a super perfectionist when it comes to little details. In the end it’s a random pile of pinecones shaped into a Christmas tree and you really don’t need to worry too much about placement. I would pay attention to the best sides of the pinecone though.
I used hot glue to place the pinecones. High temp hot glue guns are recommended. The low temp kind tend to not stick as well. The fabric at the bottom was left over from a drop cloth wreath I made a while back and the cinnamon stick was an idea from a fellow workshop attendee.
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