Hi A Creative Day Friends! I'm Sarah and I blog at Sarah M. Dorsey Designs. I'm so honored and excited to be here today sharing a DIY Christmas idea!
A month or so ago, a large Ash tree had started dying and needed to be cut down at David's parent's house. So while we were there over Thanksgiving, we took full advantage! We're planning a few projects, but first up is a simple DIY floor mat. Here's how we did it.
Round branches in varying widths
Chop Saw / Table Saw or Jig Saw
Luanne or thin plywood
First David cut a few sections off of the tree with the chain saw.
Measured and cut the base with the jigsaw. The table saw would have been better, but use what you have, right? :)
We cut the frame out of a 1x2 section of poplar wood.
After spray painting the wood black (to help the background blend in) we glued the frame.
and stapled the back.
We laid the wood out and glued it in place with wood glue.
To protect it from weathering, also apply a few thin coats of polyurethane.
I've found wood glue to be fairly sturdy, but if any of the sections come loose, it would be easy to re attach.
This would also look great hung on the wall! I'd love to see three hung together over a fireplace or down a hallway. The possibilities are endless!
Feel free to stop by my blog and say hi, I'd love to hear from you! Thanks so much for having me today Eileen!!