A month or so ago I read a post about the Country Living Fair in Atlanta this past fall on a blog called Confessions of a Plate Addict.
She had a picture of a Christmas Tree made out of recycled bead board.
I knew the crating company we use at work had tons of recycled wood just laying around waiting for a project.
So I gave them a picture of the Christmas Tree from the Country Living Fair and asked them if they thought they could make something similar......
And this is what they made me!
At first I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it....I really didn't want to put it outside...I thought maybe it could be a Christmas card holder, but I don't have anywhere downstairs to put it......
Our family room is upstairs so I thought it might work if I put it at the top of the stairs.
I still wasn't sure what I would do with it though....
You know how it works.....all of a sudden a light bulb goes off and BAM!! You've got an idea!
I decided to use it to display all my Christmas tags and shadow boxes from previous Christmas swaps!
I wrapped a red and white quilt around the bottom, added a few vintage Christmas books, a rocker and teddy bear to finish it off.
If you look upstairs from the entry way you can see it at the top of the stairs. I still need to add this year's White Christmas Swap Tags to the tree.
I'm really happy with how it turned out!
This year I was determined not to spend any money on new.....well I guess I should say new for me...Like most of you my favorites are vintage.....Christmas decorations.
The tree didn't cost me anything but a batch of cookies, and it was using up the extra wood....a pretty good deal if I do say so myself!
I had to keep it by my desk until I could have my daughter pick it up for me, it would not fit in my car......I had more comments about the wood tree as it sat by my desk waiting to be picked up....so far the packers have made 6 for co-workers!!
Have you added any new Christmas decorations to your supply this year or are you changing up the decorations you already have?