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This Picket fence for Christmas Tree was made by my nephews several Christmas ago.

In fact, so long ago I never thought about blogging or taking pictures…

but I L~O~V~E it and wanted to share with you.

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It was simply made with Popsicle sticks and scrap wood.  My nephews have a blast using the power tools and glue gun {all with assistance} and we decided to spray paint it red.

This took us a couple of hours each day during a weekend visit.  The best part is I had wonderful help from my two nephews, Jordan and James.  They were 7 and 12 years old helpers.

First, we found scrap MDF boards in my pile of…scrap

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We wanted our fencing to have a step all around the “property.”  Notice at the bottom of the photo above.  So we cut to squares of MDF, one about 1 inch larger.  This gave us the step.

Then we cut some scrap 1″ by 1″ wood into 6″ long pieces for fence posts, one for each corner and two for our gate.

Using a Dremel tool we made small grooves into the fence posts for the cross Popsicle sticks of the gate to fit into.

Then we started making a fence with the Popsicle sticks and hot wood glue {yes, there is hot glue made for wood and it works better regular hot glue on wood.}

The first year it was red

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We make three long fencing pieces and two small pieces plus a gate.

We went back to the scrap and found six wooden balls…although we could only find 4 small ones and two larger but that’s okay.

Next came the spray paint…we chose red.

Assembling

After everything was dry. We started assembling. Gluing a post at each corner with fencing between along the back and sides.

Then two posts for the gate along the front. Glued in the fence on each side of the gate. Added the gate…on purpose at a slight angle.

No gates are perfect!

The wreath

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We made a small wreath with a bit of fake greenery and added a bow.

Last Christmas our tree went white.

 

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So a bit of creamy white spray paint and…

we have a creamy white picket fence around our tree.

Here’s a close up of the crooked little gate. I love the uneven pickets and the memories of those afternoons spend with my nephews.

Notice I didn’t do a great job covering the red on the post, but that’s okay.

Maybe I’ll get it next year. 🙂

 

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