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Project by justoneofme posted 10-10-2018 10:53 PM 759 views 12 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yikes! I can’t believe I’m posting a project after all these years!! That’s not to say I don’t tap in to see what’s happening, and as always I am totally impressed. But I know I’ve remained ‘silent’ far too long … so it’s definitely time to change that! Hummmm … seems like the format has change since last I posted. My idea of entering these photos into the storyline just won’t be happening until I have a chance to brush up on “embedding pictures”

-- Elaine in Duncan





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#1 posted 10-10-2018 11:01 PM

Thanks for posting Elaine! This is going to be my Christmas effort for the family this year. I plan to hand them out before Christmas so they can include them in their decorations. You should hit the top 3 with this post.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 10-10-2018 11:18 PM

Hi Mike! I don’t know what happened, but spent a wack of time giving dimensions … suggestions, etc. but only the first paragraph shown up

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#3 posted 10-10-2018 11:21 PM

What’s up?! Most of what I’ve typed isn’t showing up!!

- justoneofme

-- Elaine in Duncan

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~Julie~

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#4 posted 10-11-2018 01:36 AM

Hi Elaine, I haven’t posted in a long time either. All your info did show up in my email notification but not here!?
I can copy and paste it here if you like, let me know.
Cute project, take care!

-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.ca

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#5 posted 10-11-2018 02:31 AM

I had the same as Julie, all the text appeared in my email notification but not here. Love these trees Elaine. You’ve done a great photographic lesson on them. You’ve inspired me to think about posting some projects again. It’s been over a year since I posted anything.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#6 posted 10-11-2018 02:31 AM

HELLO. Long time no see Love your trees. Great gift project. I might get some great grandkids involved.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#7 posted 10-11-2018 03:42 AM

Too cute Elaine. I could have guessed these were yours.
I like ‘em … and so does Elinor.
Cedar?

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#8 posted 10-11-2018 03:48 AM

It’s wonderful to receive such great comments! Many thanks!! And yes Julie, if you can do that … that would be awesome … and much appreciated

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#9 posted 10-11-2018 03:52 AM

Yes Paul … very old cedar shelving hanging around collecting dust. The full write up didn’t come out for some reason?? Glad you and Elinor like them!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#10 posted 10-11-2018 04:14 AM

Excellent tree decorations…I’ve never seen that combination -very unique and original idea.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 10-11-2018 04:26 AM



Hi Elaine, I haven’t posted in a long time either. All your info did show up in my email notification but not here!?
I can copy and paste it here if you like, let me know.
Cute project, take care!

- ~Julie~

please copy and paste paste paste the rest of it Thank You Very Much ahead of time

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#12 posted 10-11-2018 07:11 AM

Glad to hear from you Elaine, They sure are a Great Idea! I can’t believe were already posting for Christmas!!! Thank You for Sharing.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#13 posted 10-11-2018 11:32 AM

I made one of these last year for a friend, she loved it. Great gift idea and I like how you did the snow effect with the paint and made your own pretty ornaments!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#14 posted 10-11-2018 12:32 PM

Here is the rest of the post that explains more details from Elaine: (in a few parts)
Okay … this similar design was found on Pinterest. There are many styles of the same idea if you want to browse, or you can be creative and come up with your own style! I used 3/8” old cedar shelving and my trees measure 7-1/4” tall with an approx. 7” tree-base. The stand is 1/2” scrap wood … and mine are 2-1/2” wide by 5-1/2” long. The slot accommodates the 3/8” thickness and is 1-1/4” long.

Really, you can make your trees any size, width, or style desired! BUT just make sure the ornament you wish to hang fits in the open space. You can buy your ornaments ready made to simplify matters … or ...

These plastic balls purchased at the $Store measure approx. 2-1/4”W by 3-1/4” tall (including the wire hanger). I drew this design to accommodate the size of balls I had, plus I wanted to make sure I could use their own wire hanger to insert into the wood. Because you can remove the ball cap and it’s hanger, you can fill the inside with virtually anything to make it sparkle … like tinsel. But there again, how about curly wood shavings?!

-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.ca

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#15 posted 10-11-2018 12:37 PM

Continued: Because I haven’t been woodworking lately, I had to forgo that awesome idea … and reached for my PearlX powders instead. I poured a white glue wash (slightly thinned), and swirled around to coat inside. Poured the excess out, then sprinkled PearlX inside … tapping the ball against my hand to distribute a few different colours. The glue dries clear, leaving the PearlX shining brightly.

You’ll notice my design has a star penciled in … you can make it or not. As well, the perimeter of the base is penciled in because you can make it as fancy or plain as you wish. The rustic countryfied look was just a stroke of luck. Old paint? Crappy wood?? I started wiping the paint away, liked what I saw and kept going! By then I decided my yellow stars didn’t work with “countryfied”, so set them off to the side. Slap on a clear coat, and that’s it!! Simple, eh?! I had fun making these sweet little Xmas trees, and I know those on my gift list will enjoy receiving them! Here’s hoping some of my LumberJock buddies enjoy making them too!!

Best wishes … Elaine from Duncan

-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.ca

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