Friday, December 23, 2011

The DIY Showoff, 2 Days 'Til Christmas!!!

Hi Type A blog friends! I'm Roeshel from

The DIY Show Off If we haven't met, it's so nice to e-meet you! I share the transformation of our old farmhouse and love featuring other DIY bloggers.  And if we have met ~ it's good to see you! I am so honored to be guest posting for Tammy today. She's such a sweetheart and has some amazing crafty ideas, doesn't she?  Today, I'm sharing my wood chip tree tutorial. 

Materials.  I used:

  • Styrofoam Cones, two different sizes
  • Hot Glue
  • Wood Chips (Grilling)
  • PVC pipe fittings, 2 different sizes 
  • Spray paint for plastic (or acrylic paint)
  • Paint, stain or dye (optional)
  • Small Star (holiday pick from craft store)
How to:

1. I gave the PVC pipe fittings a spray of sparkly brown paint and let dry. These are the tree trunks. I chose pipe fittings a little smaller than the bottom of the styrofoam cones.

2. Next, I attached pipe fittings (tree trunks) to the bottom of the styrofoam cones using hot glue.

3. Using hot glue, I started at the bottom, glueing wood chips around the Styrofoam cone. I overlapped each row and staggered them a little when needed to fill in the gaps.

4. Continue working upwards in layers.  Find the right pieces is like putting together a puzzle. I liked using pieces with bark for texture.

5. Optional:  paint or stain the wood chips and let dry. 

6. Add star to top by poking wire into Styrofoam or secure with hot glue. Embellish if desired.

My inspiration was the West Elm seagrass tree (Tammy and I both fell in love with those but not the price) but due to a shortage of sea grass in western PA, mine turned out different but not in a bad way...(I LOVE the ones Revamp shared earlier here in the week using popcycle sticks! So clever!)

I love natural this year...

Thanks for letting me share my holiday project, Tammy!  Merry Christmas everyone!



Cassie Bustamante said...

i love the trees! they are beautiful! and roeshel is so talented and quite beautiful, too!

timelessNchic said...

Now those rock my world! AMAZING ! Thanks for sharing..

Roeshel said...

Thanks so much for having me share my project, Tammy! Have a wonderful weekend and Merry Christmas! :)


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