How to Hang Barn Wood on the Christmas Tree

A lovely pair for the Christmas tree - aren't the cut-outs pretty? A touch of sparkle highlights his good detail work with the scroll saw.

A lovely pair for the Christmas tree – aren’t the cut-outs pretty? A touch of sparkle highlights his good detail work with the scroll saw.

He cut this out for me and I added the frosting. Isn't it welcoming?

He cut this out for me and I added the frosting. Isn’t it welcoming?

I cut this one out myself! The glittery hoofs add a little extra sparkle.

I cut this one out myself! The glittery hoofs add a little extra sparkle.

 

These were all crafted from barn wood that we salvaged from an old Corn Crib. Cottonwood is light, strong, and takes paint so very nicely. This year we will have barn wood on the Christmas tree! Is there anything better than a handmade Christmas?

The Reindeer was cut by me! One of my first attempts on the scroll saw, you can tell that I picked a much simpler design than the details that Mr. Woodworker accomplished. Using the scroll saw is so easy and rewarding – it’s rather addictive, actually. Wait until you see what I have in the works for my Christmas decorations … 🙂 But that’s for another post.

Consider this your daily inspiration.

~ Woodworker’s Wife

 

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2 responses to “How to Hang Barn Wood on the Christmas Tree

  1. Katie Q.

    Great job on the reindeer! 🙂

    • noelleskaya

      Thanks, Katie! 🙂 I must say, it’s rather like using a sewing machine and so it wasn’t too difficult for me. In this case you have a blade instead of a needle… but the guidance system is the same. 🙂

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