Hi, my sweet friends!! I want to welcome you all to Gift 2 of the 12 Months of Handmade Christmas blog hop! If you use this hashtag on social media you will see all of our creations! #handmadeXmas2016
We have teamed together with some other crafty bloggers to present to you some great Christmas gift ideas for 2016. We all rush around the last few weeks of December to finish up some last minute crafts and gifts – this year we will start early! For the Handmade Christmas blog hop, we will share a new gift you can make each month. Plenty of time to get a few gifts made before the next gift idea comes out! Totally awesome eh? Check out what Gail has to offer next month over at Purple Hues and Me!
My gift for you in February is: Christmas decor out of scrap wood!
I have a wonderful husband, I admit it. We were home one day and he took the dog out for a walk.When he came back, he opened the door and shouted excited: look what I have for you!! I stopped what I was doing and went to see whatever he had, and saw this
Isn’t he lovely?? He was sure I could make something with it, he suggested some possibilities but the top was so damaged and I felt so lazy I didn’t consider any of them… I couldn’t take my eyes off those perfect legs.
I unscrewed them right at that moment because it was going to be easier to hide it… no way I was going to have that awful thing around the house, I had enough with the “monster“.
I had a clear idea of what I wanted to do with those legs, and it was related to Christmas. We were at the begining of December by that moment, so I had plenty of time to do it. We (he) cut them in half, and I kept them in my craft room.
Without even realize it, Christmas rush was there and I couldn’t find a single moment to work on it and then… Christmas were over. Now I would be having some chopped legs laying around somewhere making me feel guilty every time I saw them. Ok, I was going to hide them.
Then one day a friend lent me a book about decluttering which I talked about here, and decided to use them or throw them away. And as I don’t like to throw things away, I did my Christmas decor in mid January. Don’t laugh, please.
I show you the process which can’t be easier. Paint the wood with chalk paint so it has a surface where the glue can adhere and cut some music sheets with the text “Merry Christmas” on then. You can download them for free.
Decoupage them on the wood, take a piece of foam and some shoe polish or brown paint and age the borders. Varnish to protect it and enjoy your masterpiece!
It is so easy and cute that I think it makes a fantastic Christmas decor. They can be great gifts too. If you are wondering how I did the red ornaments you will find the post here. If you need more Christmas inspiration you can check this and this.
See you next month over at Gail’s to see what she has for us to create! And come back every now and then to check what other bloggers have done about “Christmas Decor out of Scrap Wood”, you’ll see their links at the bottom of this post.
The other talented bloggers are:
Jan: Millie @ 2 Crochet Hooks
Feb: Pili @ My Sweet Things
Mar: Gail @ Purple Hues and Me
April: Stella @ Purfylle
May: T’onna @ USS Crafty
June: Allie @ Crafty Allie
July: Joy @ XOXO Grandma
July 22: Jade Jones @ Jonesin’ for a Taste
Aug: Donna @ Two chicks and a Mom
Sept: Mary @ The Boondocks Blog
Oct: Teresa @ Keeping it Real
Nov: Keri @ One Moma’s Daily Drama
Dec: GiGi Lee – Creations by GiGi
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Your scrap wood table leg turned Christmas decoration looks awesome! So funny, I have been looking at this piece of wood I have left from Bob’s bookcase cubby and wondering what to do with it…..:)
Now you have an idea Millie! Give that piece of wood a good use!
Pili you are so funny and adorable! I had to laugh and your husband deserves a huge KISS! The wooden Christmas sign is amazing, it looks like something you would find in a store for a lot of money! Love it, you rock that decoupage, girl!
Awww, thank you Katrin. My husband deserves more than a kiss, he is a saint!! There was a time in my beginnings I thought he was going to divorce, but now he is converted lol. Glad you like it!!
My goodness, Pili! You have really set the bar high with this AWESOME Christmas sign! I agree with Katrin, it looks so professionally done. You could easily set of a shop just to sell these! You go, girl!!!! And thanks for the shout-out for next month! I don’t know how I’m going to follow this one!
Thanks so much for the compliments, Gail. And in fact, I sell most of my stuff because if I kept everything I make, we would be living in the garden because there wouldn’t be any room left inside the house!
These are so perfect for Christmas, and they look really expensive. Thanks to your husband you now have a great gift for Christmas. The varnish or shoe polish (very cool idea) really adds a special touch! I love it when you can take household items and use them to make something fancy!
I still have some legs around here, so if I don’t use them before next Christmas -which I hope to do- maybe I’ll make some more and will be Christmas presents for the friends. The shoe polish works great, I only remember to use it for this kind of projects but not on my shoes…
My husband does the same thing! Your project turned out great! I need to try doing a decoupage project. That’s something I’ve ignored for too long.
We have lovely husbands! Decoupage is really fun, Keri, and you can transform boring stuff into something cool.
Pili, I love this Christmas sign made from a repurposed table leg!! You did an amazing job on this!! Love it!! Now I’m going to look at table legs in a whole new light! 😉
Thanks Keri! Table legs are a whole world! I am thinking what I can do with the rest I have…
What a great project and tutorial! I love that you used sheet music!
Hi, T’onna!! I really love sheet music, and I think it works great for Christmas too.
Thanks for visiting!
Love how it turned out! Great tutorial too! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you so much, Robin!! I really appreciate you stopping by!
I really like the background design of music, my SIL would go bonkers for this and she would probably sit it on her piano and try to play the music.
I would love to hear that music, I don’t play the piano nor I can read the music sheet… Maybe that’s why I like to use music papers
Love seeing these Christmas projects throughout the year! I love that sheet music paper! Great idea and turned out so nice. Thanks for sharing at Snickderdoodle Sunday. Pinned and tweeted 🙂
Yes, at least I am not sharing it in August, it would be really funny. Thanks for stopping by and sharing!
Pili strikes again…lol! What a clever idea Pili. I love it! Please come and share at Five Star Frou-Frou tomorrow! Love Mimi xxx
Thanks Mimi!! I will be there tomorrow, don’t doubt it 🙂
That’s lovely! I love Christmas decorations – love the idea of making them all year in readiness! #brilliantblogposts
Yes me too – I tend to leave things until the last minute and then don’t manage it!
Same here!! That’s why the idea of making them all year round sounded great!
I think it is the only way to have them ready for next Christmas!
Thanks for stopping by!
Ooh I LOVE this! I’m all for recycling, upcycling, vintage, handmade, crafts and most of all Christmas! I’ll share over on Christmas Traditions & Magic For Children on FB xxx
I saw your FB page, love the things you share there and the things you make!
Thank you so much for visiting!
What a great idea for gifts and stocking stuffers. Thank you for sharing your post at the Over the Moon Link Party. See you at OTM #11!
Thank you so much, Sandy!!
Cute project, and so easy. I save all my scrap wood. Never know when I will need it.
I do the same, my house is overloaded with scrap wood and scrap fabric and everything. I need to declutter!
Such a cute idea!
Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
You’re so kind, Jess. Thanks!!
You have such vision!!! Seriously, though, what a great way to recycle that table! I think it is great doing Christmas crafts throughout the year. I am definitely guilty of rushing around last minute in the holiday month, so I will appreciate your posts to remind me to get on the ball now. 🙂
So glad that you party with us at #TALENTEDTuesday!
I am guilty of rushing around last minute in Christmas, but I decided to finish things I had in mind so I could be more relaxed next holidays… We’ll see!
This looks really nice. I can’t believe how organised you all are. I bet by the time Christmas comes you’ll be over it all! Although knowing you, probably not.
I really like how much of a good project this is from simple upcycling of wood. Great stuff!
Sally @ Life Loving
I thought making things for Christmas in advance would help me to be done by then and avoid last time rush but, as you say, I don’t think that will happen. I will find something cute to do or a new idea in my head and I’ll be rushing again. I’m trapped in a rat’s race.
I love that your husband brought this table, I use the term table loosely, LOL But I really love what you turned it into! I really love how you look at something and your brain turns the mess it is into something really cool! You could make several of those, with different words, and stack them on top of each other! So cool!
Some women ask for flowers, I just ask for free stuff lol. You are right, the legs can be used for any season. I would love to do some beach signs, I hope I can find some time to do it!
Thanks for you kind comments and stopping by, Nikki!
Love this! I’m so excited that you have one project per month for Christmas ideas! It seems like Nov/Dec isn’t long enough to get all of these types of things done. Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design!
Yes, lot of inspiration for next Christmas!!