Need a quick idea to add Christmas to the dining room and not spend much money? Gather some utensils at your thrift store and make a tree. The first one I made in front of customers in our thrift store.
I get asked often, “How do you come up with your ideas for projects?”
And while I do unique projects, I answer as though they are giving me a compliment. 🙂
There are times when I do wonder if they are backhanded compliments. 😕
My projects run the gamut from common to questionable.
This idea lands somewhere in the middle…I think! Let me know what you think.
Dining Christmas Tree
This middle of the road idea came during a trip to my favorite thrift store. It started with kitchen gadgets. I bought a bottle opener, a veggie peeler, a spatula, a slotted spoon and a whisk plus a couple of star molds.
On October 10th I hosted a Holiday Craft Workshop and took my collection of gadgets and a piece of wood. During the demo, I shared how to aged the board and then paint with chalk type paint. I used red paint sanding back the red to reveal the aged wood.
Then I hot glued the gadgets on the board in the shape of a Christmas tree with the star mold on top.
Then I gave it away. No pictures, not a one!
So, I regrouped and headed back to my favorite thrift store…
and all the “good” gadgets were gone!
So I loaded up with mix-matched silverware.
Thank goodness I bought two-star molds!
What do you think? Middle of the road or in the ditch?
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