It has been way too long since we’ve crafted together. What better time to join together to hand-make some of the most perfect gifts for Christmas?! I currently work at and live next door to a “workshop” with wood and tools for days – any crafty girl’s dream. I’m excited to show you how to make this golden jewelry tree from a scrap of wood and a branch.
Square piece of wood cut from a 2x4
Fallen branch (I used Manzanita)
Drill and drill bit (The bit should be the same size as the stem of your branch if possible. If not, use a smaller bit and move it in a circular motion until you have carved out the correct width.)
Start by cutting the block of wood you want to use for the base of the tree. Next drill a hole half-way into the block. The hole should be the size of the branch. Cut off and sand down any parts of the branch that are unnecessary. Sand the corners of the block and the hole itself. Wipe everything with a clean towel to remove excess dust. Lay down newspaper or a trash bag in a well ventilated area before you start to use the spray paint. Outside is always best. Unless it’s raining.... Spray the branch and base thoroughly. Rotate them several times to make sure each part is covered completely. When they are dry, use a small amount of glue in the hole of the base and stick the branch inside. Make sure the glue has dried before you start using it. Now think, who in your life needs a functional display for their jewelry?