Supplies Needed For This Project:
Plaid Paint, Kelly green, Bright green
1/2" birch plywood
9"X13" Graphite Paper (black)
This project just jumped out at me as I was just surfing the web for ideas for this post. I found at least three different pictures of Christmas trees holding ornaments and I thought,"I can do that"!
To begin with I used some Freezer Paper and a pencil to draw my pattern out. The tree itself is approximately 9 1/2" Wide and 11 1/2" High. I thought my first drawing was too fat so I cut it down the approximate middle and taped it back together again but in a slimmer design.
I placed my graphite paper underneath my pattern and taped it to the piece of birch that I had. I then traced over my pattern and transferred it to the piece of birch.
Once the pattern was transferred, I then used my Proxxon Band Saw to carefully cut my tree out. The Proxxon Band Saw did an awesome job of cutting out the tree.
Once the tree was cut out I used my Proxxon Professional Rotary Tool to smooth all of the edges and painted it with the Plaid Kelly Green and Bright Green Folk Art paint. I then used my Proxxon Professional Rotary Tool to distress the edges.
I used my Proxxon Professional Rotary Tool to drill pilot holes into my tree after marking the spots through the bottom of my base piece. I then screwed the base onto the tree and screwed a hook onto the curved inside of the tree and hung an ornament.
Voila' there you have it! I think this tree would be an excellent decor piece to show off a special ornament at Christmastime don't you? Please leave me a comment and go check out the www.proxxon.com site, the www.plaidonline.com site and the www.kapro.com site to check out the 814 laser level and all of the other wonderful products that each one of these companies have to sell. Hopefully someone is going to give you a gift card that you can purchase just what you want!