Friday, November 15, 2013

Carta Bella Wooden Christmas Tree

Hi everyone!  I have another Carta Bella project to share with you using
This was inspired by a Christmas tree I saw on pinterest from the made from 2 x 4.
The website is Under My Umbrella, some awesome wooden projects.
I used 4 x 4's in lengths of 12", 10", 8", 6", 4" and another 4" for the bottom truck.
I'm going to place mine on the floor so I wanted the blocks wider then the 2 x 4's.
It can be glued together with wood glue.  I didn't glue mine, it stands over 2' so it's easier to put away  and because of the chuckiness of the wood it doesn't move and stands very nicely.  If you use a 2 x 4's I think it would have to be glued then.
I love this Christmas collection, great colors, patterns and elements.  I kept it pretty simple, just adding some buttons, peppermint stick trendy twine and berries, along with some stickers and chipboard elements from the collection.
I wrapped some pretty shimmery gold ribbon around the bottom tree block.
The star I picked up at Michaels, it's actually a birdhouse, it fit perfectly on top.
The hardest part of this project was picking which patterns from the collection I was going to use, when I had it on the floor either side looked great!