12 – firewood end cut Christmas trees

Firewood Christmas trees, made instantly from cutting ends off firewood! Easy to make, fun to decorate.  via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

Michael’s blog Inspired by Charm is very well named. These firewood end cut Christmas trees were a direct result of his project yesterday on 12 Days of Christmas.

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Michael’s Colorful DIY Forest had me yearning for a rustic version of these trees. “I can do that!” is what my brain told me. Until I read his part about having cutting issues. That scared me.

I wandered outside shortly after and walked passed the woodpile, when BAM! The brainstorm hit.

Firewood Christmas trees, made instantly from cutting ends off firewood! Easy to make, fun to decorate.  via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

I mean, look! Look at all the cute little rustic trees I don’t have to manually hand cut! All I’d have to do is slice the end of a chunk of firewood. Sounds easy enough.

I seem to be on a firewood agenda this Christmas. First it’s my log candle centrepiece, then the wood round garland, and I can now think of so many more cool things to make…

How I made them…

Firewood Christmas trees, made instantly from cutting ends off firewood! Easy to make, fun to decorate.  via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

1. Using a miter saw, chunks of firewood were cut into slices. No sanding required this round.

And Michael, because of your story, I made sure to wear my safety glasses AND gloves! :)

Firewood Christmas trees, made instantly from cutting ends off firewood! Easy to make, fun to decorate.  via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

And then the fun began. Buttons, a clothespin holding greens and a pinecone were hot glued onto the trees, and a canning jar lid and rusty gear as well as wood chunks became the tree trunks.

I experimented with the buttons and found when they were one colour scheme, they looked cuter.

What a fun, easy project for kids too!

Firewood Christmas trees, made instantly from cutting ends off firewood! Easy to make, fun to decorate.  via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

They looked rather cute lined up along a faded red 2×4 I happened to find in my stash. Would be perfect for a little window sill enhancement. Or maybe on my new bathroom shelves I built for day 3… hmmm….

I can think of all kinds of places to tuck these little guys! Wouldn’t they also be cute clipped onto your Christmas tree via a glued on clothes pin?!

Firewood Christmas trees, made instantly from cutting ends off firewood! Easy to make, fun to decorate.  via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

Firewood Christmas trees, made instantly from cutting ends off firewood! Easy to make, fun to decorate.  via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

But I do have a plan. Next week you’ll see where I end up using them as I have an extra special photo shoot taking place in the kitchen. I didn’t even show my kitchen in my Christmas 2013 Tour, so stay tuned! It isn’t over yet! :)

Well friends, that concludes the 12 days of Christmas series. Wow… it was a big run. Creating brand new things for 12 days straight was no small feat for any of these bloggers. I hope they got more sleep than I did, but I doubt it. :)

As for tomorrow? You do NOT want to miss the final BANG. Each blog is hosting a themed link party and giving away a present! I can’t wait to tell you all about it… but the party starts tomorrow. See you bright and early!

p.s. and bring your junk….

Visit the blogs below for more 12 Days of Christmas

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Thistlewood Farms

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Shanty 2 Chic

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Inspired by Charm

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Remodelaholic

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Songbird 

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  1. Guess I’ll have to do a post about how you were inspired and then you inspired me. I love those little trees, and I think I have split wood. Nevermind….. I won’t get to them this year anyhow, I’ll pin ‘em for next year.

  2. Oh my gosh, I’m in love. THese are just perfect. I’d like to share a Christmas tree that my grandchildren and I made with naturals that were sent to us when our thankfulness altar to Mother Nature was stolen out of our front yard. I have seen you ladder tree and took the start from that. Everything on the tree is either vintage or reclaimed in a different way. I love your blog and am a silent fan, but I just had to share this.
    http://lindaomasoldebaggsnstuftshirts.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-jars-of-love-on-gratefulness-tree.html
    There are 5 blog posts all together but this one features all the wonderfulness that was shared by ladies from all over the globe. I hope you enjoy, Happy Holidays, Oma Linda