Tuesday, November 23, 2010

2x4 Christmas Tree Tutorial & Givaway

About time I get to that 2x4 Christmas tree tutorial! The snow even cooperated for my picture.

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Grab yourself a 2x4 or a 1x3 they both work. I've done this two different ways. You can make straight cuts at 6 inches, 5 inches, 4 inches, 3 inches and 2 inches OR you can cut at a 30 degree angle so it looks like this.....

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I cut my star out with my scroll saw. Sand your wood and then paint. I did a wash on mine for this particular project. By "wash" I mean I added water to the paint.


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Sand the edges of your wood.

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Find some cute paper. Cut paper in strips slightly larger than an inch. Mod podge paper on.

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Get some handy dandy Gorilla glue and glue the whole thing together.

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You're done! I would love to see some of the trees you are creating :)

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***It's another GET YOU CREATING giveaway. I have two of these tree kits. One regular kit and one 30 degree angle cut kit. The rules are (1) become a follower or as I call you an AWESOME PERSON and (2) leave a comment. It's easy as A, B, C...right? I will announce the winner on Monday, November 29, 2010***

102 comments:

  1. I absolutely love all your 2x4 projects and one day I plan on making all of them!!!

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  2. I am a follower and I love this tree!

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  3. I am a follower as of today. I am so excited to find your blog. Thanks for sharing all your creative ideas and this great giveaway.

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  4. Cute Christmas trees!

    I am a follower.

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  5. I am a follower and LOVE your 2x4 projects! I have been making the snowmen for all my brothers and sisters from christmas time and I even came up with a cute chimney/santa one on my own! I should definitely share it with you! Keep creating you are awesome!

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  6. I love this tree my MILOTY (mother-in-law-of-the-year) and I tried to make one, but we couldn't get it just right. Maybe with a kit we can't screw-up!

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  7. I am a follower too, and LOVE this tree. So cute and SO easy to make :) Thanx

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  8. I am a follower and I would love to win this!

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  9. I have been wanting to make this tree for a little while now. I would LOVE to win this! Your blog is definitely becoming a favorite!

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  10. I follow your blog. Love the trees!

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  11. I am a follower! I am going to put together a few snowmen and Christmas trees as gifts for our moms group!!! Thanks for all the great ideas.

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  12. I just found your blog and I LOVE it! You have such great ideas.

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  13. I am a follower already! Yay me!!!

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  14. The 2x4 Tree is adorable..as are all your projects.

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  15. I LOVE the 2x4 Christmas tree! I am SO making it for Christmas!

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  16. I absolutely love your 2x4 projects! I am in the middle of making the turkey your neighbor posted.

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  17. These are adorable! What a great idea, and it seems so simple. Now following!

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  18. im a follower!

    ranaebroadhead@gmail.com

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  19. i love 2x4 projects! these are so cute

    ranaebroadhead@gmail.com

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  20. I love the 2x4 projects, so far i've made pumpkins but I plan to tackle a few more!

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  21. I'm your newest follower!! Love those cute trees!!

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  22. I love your projects. My sisters, my mom and I made the turkeys. And I would love to do the trees. Thanks for all the cute ideas!

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  23. Oh shoot! I left a comment, but am not seeing it. Do you have word verification? (dislike WV!!!) I am a follower and I featured this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com today!

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  24. wooo! I'm a follower!
    kelsey @ harborcottage.blogspot.com

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  25. Perfect timing, I am making these this weekend. BUt I could always use another already cut!! I am one of those awesome people you were talking about!

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  26. Very cute and looks like it wouldn't be too hard! I am a new follower- hopped over from "someday crafts". thanks!

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  27. I saw your snowman yesterday and loved it! Love this one even more!!! I am following..

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  28. Saw your cute 2x4 crafts on Someday Crafts and now I am a new follower, looking forward to seeing what else you have in store.

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  29. I am a follower. I love your trees...my friend and I have been admiring them for a couple weeks and plan to make a few!!
    honeybee85@juno.com

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  30. I LOVE YOUR NEW BLOG LAYOUT/DESIGN. (I am trying to learn how to do that :(
    Of course, I love you trees, too :) I would LOVE to win one. (For ME!)
    I am a follower.
    michelles10things.blogspot.com

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  31. Love the new tree design so fun! I think it is time to start crafting!
    Thank you so much for all the terrific tutorials and ideas! I am
    so thankful do creative people like you!

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  32. As of about 2 second ago I now follow you on my google reader. I can't wait to see what new projects you come up with!

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  33. I am a follower. I love everything you do.

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  34. I like the tree with no angle cuts but both are super cute! Follower!

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  35. I follow you through Google Reader.
    I LOVE these projects--my hubby and I made pumpkins and they were adorable. Hope I win!

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  36. I am a follower AKA "Awsome Person" :) I LOVE homemade craft progects! Oh how I want to win!

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  37. I'm just starting to craft again and your 2x4 projects are so inspiring! :) Hope I win!

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  38. I'm a new follower.
    Love the tree!!!
    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  39. I just found your blog and became a follower. So happy I did, I LOVE the tree! Especially the 30 degree cut one!
    annieleec@yahoo.com

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  40. am becoming a follower right after this comment (and adding you to my google reader), your stuff is simply too cute!
    becki from texas
    bljohnson30 at sbcglobal dot net

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  41. LOVE THIS!!! Ok, I really hope I win! I never do, but hopping!!!!
    I want to make these for family presents. They look so easy and fun!!!!
    Thanks for the great idea!

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  42. I am a follower...love both styles. Super cute. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. I love this style of Christmas decorations. This would be so fun to have in my house!

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  44. found you linked from another blog. the only tree I'm creating is the one I bring up from my basement that still has the lights on it from last year & the year before & the year before that. obviously I'm not very creative, although I can always dream.

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  45. I am totally a follower! I love your blog and I LOVE this tree! So cute!

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  46. I LOVE THIS!! My sister in law and I were trying to think of a craft for a tree and this is perfect!! Makes me also want to try and make a bigger one for outside next to my front door! Thanks for sharing!! LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!

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  47. I'm now an 'awesome person'! Super cute trees!

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  48. this is so cute!! I love working with wood so this is right up my alley! So glad i found you on here and am now a follower!

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  49. I am an awesome person now too! LOL (and, apparently, can be coerced with free product to become one! LOL) -Karen

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  50. I found your cute blog today thanks to The creative Crate blog! I'm now a follower and I love LOVE this little tree!

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  51. I love all your stuff! I'm a follower and I'm in love with everything. LOve the music too!

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  52. What a wonderful blog, I am so excited about these Christmas trees!!!I am your newest follower.

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  53. I am a follower now too ;) These trees are adorable! I was thinking of making them for the three ladies at church that I visit every month!

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  54. I am an awesome person and follow you :)

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  55. How can I NOT follow you. I mean you do have THE BEST ideas ever!

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  56. I love that paper you used too. Perfect perfect perfect.

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  57. Very cute! Thanks for the tutorial too. Visiting from World Wide Mom blog.

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  58. I just love this Christmas tree
    sharingink@gmail.com

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  59. i am a follower
    sharingink@gmail.com

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  60. I am a follower!
    elpinons@yahoo.com

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  61. I love your products!! I would love to win one of these great trees!

    elpinons@yahoo.com

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  62. These are SUPER cute!! I love all your 2x4 projects!!! I'm a follower

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  63. I'm a new follower. Just happened upon your blog and I LOVE it! Super cute ideas!!

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  64. The trees are adorable! Love them both! I'm just getting into crafting now and this tree would look great next to the "Joy" blocks I just made.

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  65. I'm a follower! I LOVE this idea!

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  66. I am a follower! They are so cute. If I don't win one, I will just have to make one.

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  67. My friend just showed me your blog a few weeks ago. I LOVE it. Such cute ideas. Thanks.

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  68. This is SO cute! I am a follower!

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  69. Love you blog and Love the trees! You are so talented Thanks for sharing!

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  70. I am definitely a follower and love your site with all it's wonderful ideas. My daughter made a bunch of these little trees and they turned out awesome... Thanks!

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  71. You are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing all your ideas and talents! I am a follower:)

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  72. I am a new follower. So excited to have found you. Love the trees. Fingers crossed.
    blog(dot)familyvolley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. The trees are very cute!! I am going to become a follower too!! Merry Christmas! Enjoy the season!

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  74. just found your blog, thru someone else's {crafty sister's, i think}... I, too, will become a follower! Thanx for all your ideas!

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  75. I"m a follower now.
    mcraej@westottawa.net

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  76. I love the tree...for that matter I love all of your 2x4 projects!

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  77. New follower and new found love for these little trees!

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  78. I LOVE it! I have a 2 x 2 Christmas tree if you have time to check it out! I absolutely love your blog!

    - Michelle @ Bunch of Craft

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  79. goodness, this is super cute! and different than others i've seen! stopping over from sumos sweet stuff.

    www.thecapeonthecorner.blogspot.com

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  80. omigosh! how cute is this and so easy...if i could only saw. i certainly can't wait for my husband to do it, so i would LOVE to win one of these very cute things! angelheartcottage@comcast.net
    i love you and all your creativity. thank you SO MUCH for sharing it with me!

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  81. I am a follower! I love your blog! So many cute ideas!!
    kweight@byu.net

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  82. Just found your Blog from http://vicky-myart.blogspot.com/ I love It !!!! I also enjoy
    painting and working with wood projects...
    Becoming a Follower and adding to my Favorites
    as well...

    Blessings...
    Trish

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  83. We did this with our kids. Such fun!

    http://wanibug.blogspot.com/2010/12/kids-christmas-craft.html

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  84. OH I LOVE THIS!!!! So cute! Thanks for sharing. I love your blog, very cute stuff. I featured you on my blog @ http://hobbied.blogspot.com

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  85. how adorable! I need to purchase a scroll saw so i can make cute stuff too!!

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  86. I work with old barn wood and was looking for crafts to make with 2 x 4's. These are soooooo cute. Can't wait for Xmas now! Thank you for such creative ideas!

    Aneva
    http://stores.ebay.com/Farm-Girl-Crafts-and-Collectibles

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  87. Hi Melinda,
    I wanted to pin your Christmas tree tutorial to my Pinterest board but I notice you don't have a PInterest button so I just wanted to check that that as ok with you? I don;t want to pin it if you're not happy for your images to be shared that way.
    Great tutorial by the way! Tonya

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  88. I would love the tree right above the comments for my family this Christmas! We are a military family low on money and it is difficult to get gifts and everything around the holidays. This would be a great gift for my wife. Here's to hoping we can win it!

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