The project started with a wooden yardstick advertising Glidden Paint at Montgomery Ward.
I had my husband cut me 2", 3", 4", 5", 6", 7" and 8" lengths from the yardstick with a saw. The little inch piece left over became the trunk.
Holes were drilled in each piece at the top and bottom of each piece. I sanded and rounded the corners and edges. I stained the pieces provincial oak, and then covered them with a sparkle glaze.
You could use wire to join the pieces, but I tied them together with jute.
I added a metal, white snowflake to the top, and also a jute hang tie. The snowflake was cut off of a candle ring.
Here is the yardstick tree hanging below the fireplace mantel.
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