Monday, November 26, 2012

Oh so simple Christmas decoration from a spool

I found this wooden spool at Meijer.  It was an ornament.  I cut off the hanger and drilled a hole down the center.  Wrapping some twine around the spool gave it a little more character.

Then I took a sprig of a glass bead pick from Michaels, and stuck it in the hole with a dab of glue.

The end result is a beautiful little tree.  

It's large enough to be on my mantel.  Maybe if the sunny shines tomorrow I can finally photograph my mantel.  That would be so nice!

But in the mean time I was looking at Pottery Barn and I saw this tree, and it reminded me of my tree. Only it was $69, and mine was around $5.  I like the rustic nature of mine better.  Just sayin. . . 

source: Pottery barn

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  1. Love this idea. I collect small trees and will add a version of this one to my cache. Isn't it outrageous the things you find on shopping trips you can make at home?