You guys. I have been DYING over this amazing DIY I had the pleasure of working on with The Home Depot to promote their super awesome DIH Workshops. I was so humbled and honored to be selected with an amazing group of girls to bring you our own individual spins on this super cool Rustic Holiday Ornament Display.
It's been cool and rainy here the past few days so I got started on this project late one evening once Savanna went to bed, seems like that's really the only time I can do much these days. I know some of ya'll can relate! So please forgive me for the less then stellar poorly light garage photos, haha;) Also, you'll get a peek into our crazy love of all thing vintage, including old trucks and cars. Don't judge us, okay? HA!
The materials needed for this project are pretty basic and easy to pick up on your average Home Depot run:
1- 1" x 8" x 12' Common Board
1- 1" x 6" x 8' Common Board
1- 1" x 4" x 6' Common Board
1- Box #8 x 1 1/4 Phillips Square Drive Flat- Head Full Thread Zinc Coated Multi- Material Screw
1- 27 Count Multi Pack Ornaments
Paint or Stain
Tools you'll need:
-Glue Gun with Glue sticks (invest in a good one!)
-Sanding Block or Palm Sander (I love my palm sander!)
Once we had all of our supplies, we didn't hesitate to get started! As soon as I was selected to share this project with you guys I knew just what I wanted to do with it. Most of you know that I really love a good rustic classic country Christmas so I stuck with that theme for this project. The awesome thing about The Home Depot and their workshops is that each project is unique, even though the core idea is the same. It's so exciting seeing everyone's visions come to life! As you can soon see by stopping to take a peek at all of the talented bloggers taking part in this workshop!
1. Measure and mark 3- 48" Sections from the 1" x 8" x 12' Common Board, 2-48" Sections from the 1" x 6" x 8' Common Board and 2- 36" Sections from the 1" x 4" x 6' Common Board.
2. Using a Circular Saw cut the 3- 48" sections from the 1" x 8" x 12' Common Board, the 2- 48" sections from the 1" x 6" x 12' Common Board and the 2- 30" sections from the 1" x 4" x 6' Common Board. You can use a sanding block now to smooth any edges but I waited until everything was together and used my palm sander.
I needed Nick's help with the saw, husbands come in handy occasionally. (But this is totally a project you ladies can tackle alone!)I cut the tip of my finger off once (no really, I did.) so I'm kind of fearful of them now. Nick keeps telling me to get over it, maybe one day I will. ;) Obviously with the proper safety precautions you'll be fine. I'm just a big baby when it comes to sharp blades. Drills, hammers..anything of that nature though, I'm good. LOL.
3. ASSEMBLE- Lay all 5 of the boards 48" boards flat on a table interchanging between the 8"wide boards and the 6" wide boards. Leave a 1/4" gap between all of the boards.
TIP: To help keep the spacing even between the five boards, use paint sticks side by side in between each board to give a uniform gap.
4. ATTACH BRACING- Center one 30" board horizontaly across the five 48" boards about 3 1/2 down from the top and secure using two wood screws on each board. Repeat on the bottom with the remaining 30" board.
5. PAINT OR STAIN AND FINISH- I used my favorite stain. I seriously have a ridiculous obsession with this one and I've used it on so many DIY projects lately, like these DIY Industrial Shelves we built for the downstairs bathroom, and this Pottery Barn Inspired Blanket Ladder. It's a really awesome rich, rustic stain. I know I'm gushing over it, and ya''ll are like- LAURIE! It's just stain, move along already. So I'll stop now. (But seriously, it's my favorite.)
You can use paint, stain, or whatever you choose! Have fun with it!
These are my absolute FAVORITE staining brushes. I will literally use nothing else.
6. ATTACH ORNAMENTS (or anything you wish!)
This is why this project is so cool, different paints, stains or anything and you can create your own unique and fun project! With so many gorgeous ornaments the options are literally endless.
TIP: When attaching the ornaments make sure you invest in good glue gun, I didn't use any sort of order when gluing on my ornaments, I just sort of fit them in where they looked good to me, and I don't recommend doing that, I'd measure out the sides because mine ended up a little lopsided, good thing I'm going for rustic- not perfect- in this years decor ya'll. LOL!!!
That's it! Easy enough, right?! And now you have a beautiful piece of art that is sure to make a statement in any space.
I am honestly more in love with the final project then I thought I would be! I don't have a large mantel or shelf so we hung ours on the wall and it makes such a huge statement in this space! I'm wanting to add more lights around it because I'm just so darn obsessed with Christmas lights lately. I started making this having no idea where to put it but it just works so well here.
I snapped some night shots because I just love a cozy Christmas home at night, don't you?
Thanks so much for hanging out today guys! It means so much to me that you take time to read my little blog. Will any of you be signing up to complete this project in a #DIHworkshop? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this! Feel free to chat with me on Instagram, Facebook, or leave a comment below!
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DISCLAIMER: This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. As always, all opinions and thoughts are my own. Thank you so much for making this little blog possible. I couldn't do it without you!