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A visit to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World provided the inspiration for these picture frame Christmas trees!
Disney's are made of different varieties of molding, but I thought I could recreate the look with old picture frames. Plus, I had an ever growing stash of frames in my garage.
Time to reimagine those frames!
When I laid all the slats to attach the "stem" I realized the back was not flat. It was going to be a challenge to attach the stem! These square dowels were used to glue the slats together so that I had a flat surface to nail into. Unfortunately, when I attached the stem, I somehow missed the thick areas of the molding and ended up nailing the tree to my workbench! Ug!
After the whole 'nailing the tree to the tabletop' fiasco, I managed to get it ripped off the workbench table losing a couple of slats in the process. After cutting the stem shorter and repairing what was broken, I got it finished.
I decided I wanted a star on top of the black tree so I went looking through my house to see if I had anything that would work.
This past January, my oldest sister died and I was tasked with cleaning out and selling her house. I found this glass star while I was sorting her belongings.
This is actually the top of a vintage perfume bottle that I remember from when I was a child. I was happy I could repurpose it. It's a sentimental reminder of childhood, my sister, Karen, and my parents.
Karen was a champion of Mother Daughter Projects and was our very first "super thanks" donor.
She is missed.
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