Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christmas Creations, Merry and Bright

The holiday season is here!! Ready or not. I will be traveling for Thanksgiving but I did manage to get in a few Merry and Bright creations recently. Of course they were made from my endless supply of scrap lumbar and pallets.

I haven't been to Christmassy- if that's a word - in the past, but this year I 've decided  my theme will be "BE MERRY".  After all, what else is there to be this time of the year. This is just a small 3 scrap board sign that was painted white, then added a tree that was traced from a candy dish. Then I painted on the words in red. Mike cut a star from scrap metal and buffed it shiny.

My next little project was made from 2 boards on the bottom and 1 on top. I had some left over green paint so I did the bottom 2 boards with this. The top 1 was painted white and the letters I did in red.

This is a little hard to see since the boards are on the same green paint that are on my walls- I told you I had leftover paint-  I found some round drawer knobs that were already white so I added them to be used as hooks.

The nail heads were still in the wood so I just left them. They did not go thru to the other side, but they did give the piece a little character.

This is a picture on a different wall so a little easier to see the boards.

As seen in previous posts, I love making pallet serving trays. This is one of the ones I've done for Christmas.

I kept with the same tree pattern that was on the sign and painted the letters red as well. The handles were stained very dark and poly was applied to all. Small wood squares are on the bottoms to work as feet. The cute Santa cups are from my collection.

The black dots on the picture are natural elements in the wood. I just left them on the piece.

My last project has easily become my favorite. A star created by- you guessed it- scrap wood. The middle board I painted "Merry and Bright" in keeping with my theme for this year.

Making this was really easy once I decided what I was going to make. I had the top board already painted since I like to paint all at once when I can. All I did was rough sand some boards and then screwed them together starting at the bottom in a star shape ending with "Merry and Bright" on top. I did apply poly just to give it a finished look.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting. Hoping that the upcoming holiday season finds everyone healthy and happy.... we don't have White Christmas's in Florida, but may your days be Merry and Bright.

Enjoy your week,

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  1. How festive & cheerful! What a great theme! In all honesty I'm feeling happier just looking at the pieces you've created. Thanks for sharing and putting a smile on my face! Reia from

  2. Thanks Reia- I can't believe I wasn't following you.. but I am now!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. I really love that merry and bright star! Have a great, creative week and post soon!

  4. You are so creative! I am loving your blog! New follower from the link party! Would love for you to visit me and join my site as well!

    1. Thanks Alyssa- Glad you are following. Your blog is great to. I'm always looking for new and creative recipes so you have a new follower for sure.



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