Have you started decorating for the holidays yet? Here’s a great craft idea by Lisa from Recreated Designs! She used varying shades of Lazy Linen and Hollow Hill to turn some old spindles into a shabby chic Christmas tree!

Have you started to decorate for the Holidays yet? I have and can’t wait to start every year 😉 If space is limited in your home, here is a great project to add a tree without it taking up to much room.

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To make your new tree, you will need a few spindles (6-10). These can be picked up new or better yet, from a salvage store near you for next to nothing.

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Cut your spindles each a little smaller then the previous one. Once cut, drill a hole through the middle of each.

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Paint each spindle a different shade of green. I used varying mixes of Hollow Hill and Lazy Linen.

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For a base, use a thick wood slice to provide stability. Drill a hole in the middle and glue the dowel into the wood slice.

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Slide the painted and distressed spindles onto the dowel and enjoy your new rustic tree! Happy Holidays!

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Country Chic Paint Products used:

  • All-In-One Paint in Hollow Hill
  • Furniture & Home Decor Paint in Lazy Linen

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Lisa {Recreated Designs}

Recreated Designs was founded in 2013 out of my passion for saving things from the global trash stream combined with my love of painting. My passion for the environment and the beauty that we find around us everyday are what I strive to bring into my home and yours.

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