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DIY: Make a shabby chic Chritmas tree

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DIY: Make a shabby chic Chritmas tree

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44x44 PAR SA Pine, cut to the following lengths:
1600mm, 960mm, 780mm, 600mm, 480mm, 360mm, 240mm
Drill and bit for pilot holes
Self-tapping screws
Topcoat Whitewash paint
Mutton cloth
Paint tray

The 1 600mm length is the ‘trunk’ of the tree. The remaining lengths are for the 'branches'.
Drill two pilot holes in the centre of each branch.
Place the branches in the correct positions (150mm apart) on the trunk to continue the pilot hole.
Attach branches onto the trunk with the drill and screws.
Use the mutton cloth to rub the whitewash onto the wood.
Give it a good coating of three layers for a substantial white effect with the wooden grain still visible. An alternative to whitewash is watered-down white paint.

For a striking Christmas tree, complementing the simple structure, stick to one colour when decorating the tree. We used a silver pot with white stones to anchor the base. Silver ribbon and hanging silver balls adorn the branches and a silver star tops it all off.

DIY Make a shabby chic Chritmas tree

Another use
Give your tree a second life after Christmas by screwing in hooks along the branches and nailing the tree to the wall. Ladies can use this as a wall-mounted accessory stand, while men can use it for ties.

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