So for the first time this year I thought I wasn't going to be able to participate in Project Challenge.
We had to create something using beadboard. I love beadboard, but I just couldn't think of something to make with it and I didn't have time for a large project, like putting beadboard on the wall.
Then inspiration struck and I got so excited...
I would build a beadboard collar for our Christmas tree!
Sorry I don't have step by step photos for you. My kids get the whole week off of school for Thanksgiving, so I needed to whip this puppy out and spend time with them.
My lil guy and I went to Home Depot and had them take two 8ft beadboards and cut them into 12" pieces. I then glued and clamped the pieces together.
I spray painted it red and then used a black stencil on the front so it would look nice with the buffalo check wrapping paper I am using this year. I can always change out the paint if I go with a different theme next year.
In years past I put my Christmas tree stand in a galvanzed tub, but we bought a fake tree last year and it wouldn't fit.
I was so sad because I'm just not a Christmas tree skirt girl. I like to have something unique.
I am calling this a collar, but in reality it only has three sides because we always keep our tree up against the wall.
My husband even loves the collar and you know how he usually doesn't even notice/acknowledge any of my projects.
We haven't actually decorated our tree yet.
I just had my youngin' throw some stuff on the bottom of the tree for the photos. Once Thanksgiving is over we have to fluff the tree and put on ribbon and then we will properly decorate it together.
Hot chocolate and Christmas carols. Eeeee, I love this time of yer!!
Check out the wonderful projects the others ladies have made!