A way to display ornaments or cards if you don’t have a lot of space…

20181209_193553 (2)I’ve seen versions of this thingy all over Pinterest.com, especially in the sections for Scandinavian Christmas decorating ideas. Some of these are made sized like a regular Christmas tree, clear up to six feet tall and would fit in a very narrow space, good for people with not a lot of room. I pulled together this one with help from my father-in-law, he drilled the holes for the cross pieces to fit through. I measured and cut the cross pieces and assembled and screwed on the base piece. The up-right piece is a 1″ round wood dowel which is 25″ tall. The base piece is a 8″ inch pine wood round, that I got from Hobby Lobby. The cross pieces, starting with the bottom one are: measuring up 7 1/2 ” from the base, a 3/8″ dowel, 14″ long. The next one, measuring up 8″ from the bottom cross piece, is 10 3/4″ long, also a 3/8″ dowel. And the top cross piece, measuring up 8″ from the middle one, is 8 1/2″ long and it also is a 3/8″ dowel. My measurements are give or take measuring, I was using a yard stick to measure the thingy before I took the picture. I base coated this whole thing with Folkart Outdoor paint in: 6240E Cotton. Then I used a sea sponge piece and sponge painted the whole thing with Folkart Outdoor paint in: Metallics 1654 Pure Gold, my camera didn’t pick up the shine very well. I was trying for a marbled look that I could use for holiday ornament display for different holidays, not just Christmas, a multi-holiday ornament or card display thingy. And I keep calling it a thingy because I’m not exactly sure what the proper name for it would be, I just know it’s Scandinavian.

So, there you go, an easy to make ornament/card display thingy that can be used in small narrow locations. And the Folkart Outdoor paints are self-sealing, so the thingy doesn’t have to be varnished, it just needs to “cure” for 72 hours and then it is ready to use. Though, I still might put some varnish on it to make it more shiny looking. So, Christmas is coming really soon! Have a great day and happy crafting!

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