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Christmas Decorations to make at Home

Christmas Decorations to make at Home

christmas decorations to make at home

Hi guys! I wanted to share an idea I had for soe outdoor Christmas decorations. I started browsing about a month ago and was shocked at the prices. Plus I don't know if I even need to mention this out loud but

I am not a blow up decor kinda gal. It's not my style to have a plastic Rudolph sitting in my yard. Pisser would have a fit. 

Also, because if I were to buy the items I conjure up in my blonde brain, I'd pay a fortune and hubby works cheap.


Plus I don't have to pay for shipping! 

I scrounged around in our scrap pile and found some more of that industrial shelving Greg brought home, and we cut it up to make a Christmas tree. 

christmas decorations to make at home


christmas decorations to make at home

 I asked him to use other items we already had on hand like metal washers and a piece of re-bar.
Mainly because if my idea went from epic to hair brained, I didn't want to say it cost us any money.

Christmas decorations to make at home

 I could just shrug it off and say "ehh I was bored".

I asked Greg to make notches in the washers and then weld the metal triangles he cut onto them.

My thinking is; if I can take it apart, it will be easier to store it away 11 months out of the year.

Christmas decorations to make at home


Christmas decorations to make at home


Christmas decorations to make at home

I plan on sanding the color off a bit and letting it rust up a bit. Which it is doing that already as it is outside, behind the garage.

Christmas decorations to make at home


Christmas decorations to make at home

It should be strong enough to stand up to our high winds and the re-bar can go deep enough into the ground to keep it from flying into my neighbors house as well.

I have plans to make two more in varied sizes, and I am currently debating if I need to use metal again or maybe do one in wood and another in plexi glass.

Three different materials for 3 different sized trees kind of sounds interesting, but I am thinking metal would be a more consistent look for what I have in mind. 

Christmas decorations to make at home

I just need to make up my mind and go buy some or scrounge around some more. 

Especially since I only have 3 more weeks until we start putting out our decorations outside.

My mind is yelling "get it in gear blondie!"


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