Reclaimed Wood "Flat" Christmas Tree

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april r - uncookie cutter added on 11/15/2015

I made a tree using found branches in the yard to decorate for Christmas with minimal space and money. It was a very easy and cheap project. The tree is "flat", so the space needed for a traditional tree is eliminated and you could use smaller or larger branches to change the scale.

Directions

Follow the steps below to complete this project.

1

Locate Branches and Cut to size

I found about 7 or 8 branches that were similar in diameter and cut them at varying lengths to resemble a tree shape.

2

Drill Holes

Drill a hole in the center of each branch.

3

Drill a hole for hook

Only wanting to drill into the masonry one time, I drilled a hole high up and installed a hook.

4

Run braided steel through holes

I got some braided steel from the hardware store and looped it at top, around the hook, and ran it down through the holes, clipping under each branch to hold in place.

5

Finishing touches

I used fishing wire to level out the branches and then used battery operated lights on a timer (found at Walmart) wrapped around the branches. I then decorated the tree (with a little help).

6

To see more

If you'd like to see more, including the big mistake I made, visit me over at http://uncookiecutter.com/2015/11/industrial-branch-christmas-tree/. Thanks for reading!

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Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(7) Varying, eyeballed it., Varied - 7 branches, Reclaimed  

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Parts/Cut List:

(7) Branches, varied  

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