Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Christmas in July with Young and Crafty

Welcome to Christmas in July! A fun Series to get us all inspired for my favorite holiday!
It is never too early to start planning for Christmas!  
Today we are with Hannah from Young and Crafty!

 Christmas in JULY!! I love Christmas and jumped at the chance to be a part of F&J's series. My name is Hannah and I blog over at Young and Crafty. I started my blog to share my so called creativeness with everyone. I love to craft, paint, and everything in between.

I'm going to show you how to make these really fun and simple 2x4 Christmas trees!

Here are the supplies you will need:
2x4 (I just used scraps)
Acrylic paint
Mod Podge
Scrapbook Paper
Wood Glue

I used the miter saw to cut my 2x4's to look like this. I used the 30 degree angle for each side.

Now start painting. Paint all of the edges of the tree to match your scrapbook paper. One of mine is painted red and one is green.

Paint the trunk brown.

After the paint is dry, trace your 2x4 on the back of your scrapbook paper. I almost made a big boo boo. I didn't think about the scrapbook paper only being 12x12, so I had to go diagonal!

Now cut what you traced out. It doesn't have to be perfect and it doesn't matter if extra paper hangs over.

Coat your wood with plenty of mod podge.

Put your paper on top and use something to smooth it out. I always use a CD case!

See that part that hangs over? Take your scissors and go along the edge to trim it off. Don't worry if it's all jagged because we'll take care of that next.

Take your sanding block and smooth all of the edges. I don't really "scuff" mine up but more just smooth the rough edges.

After you've done all of your pieces, take your wood glue and glue them together.  Make sure not to put a lot of glue on the front where the scrapbook paper is or it will ooze out.

And then admire your cutie patootie Christmas trees that you just made for about $2.00!
WHOOP WHOOP! Can't beat that!

I believe that these will be hanging out on the mantel the day after Thanksgiving!

I would love for you to swing by my blog Young and Crafty!

Here are a few of my favorite projects:

1. "Love" Wall Art                             2. DIY Wooden Tray                          3. Office/Craft Space



Kathy said...

What a fun and cute idea!! Thanks for sharing!

ChaosInMyBody said...

Totally cute Christmas trees, can't wait to make them and display them on my mantel! Thanks.

Tanya said...

Love these!

Unknown said...

lovely easy decor for the holidays I have lots of mantels and shelves to decorate and this is a great idea for that

Blissful & Domestic said...

These are so simple and fun. They would be perfect on a mantel:>

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