While surfing through Pinterest for Christmas inspiration, I came across several twig Christmas tree signs. I love them!! I wanted one for myself, but took a twist on the twig part.
I opted to use cinnamon sticks instead of twigs. It gives the same effect but with a delightful scent!
I had a piece of left-over bead board panelling that I used for this project. It had been painted white so I sanded some of the paint off to make it look worn and ancient. You can use any kind of wood or even Bristol board in the colour of your choice.
I laid out the cinnamon sticks on the board without gluing them so as to see how well they fit together. To cut pieces to size, either use tin snips (which is what I did to save time!) or measure where you want the cinnamon stick cut, then score around it with a serrated knife and then cut it through on a cutting board. When you are satisfied with your design, begin gluing the pieces in place. If desired, add the word NOEL or JOY or TREE at the top of your board. Repeat the process to create a border around the edge.
Use the costume jewelry necklace to dress up the tree by draping it side to side from top to bottom of the cinnamon tree. When you are happy with the way it looks, add a bead of glue at the edges and in the centre so as to allow the necklace to drape nicely in between the beads of glue.
Add a star to the top of the tree by cutting one out of tin foil and gluing it in place.
Add picture hangers or simply prop it up in a bookcase or wall shelf.
Enjoy the scent of Christmas!
With a small budget, big dreams and a love of a challenge, Anne blogs about renovating and decorating her tiny 1930s bungalow. A self-taught artist and professed power tool lover, she enjoys writing, gardening, photography, nature and diy'ing. And she's never met a dumpster she didn’t want to root through! Come along for the ride!!