So, a funny thing happened. I was updating my Pinterest boards and stumbled upon a project
that as it turns out, I have had sort of half-finished for a few weeks. Their tutorial was fabulous, and it's definitely going viral. As it's pretty much exactly the same design, and tutorial that I had photographed to post I can't help but feel disappointed.
Does it make my balsa wood modernist Christmas trees any less relevant? I feel very silly for even saying that.
So what the heck, I'll share anyway. Here are two simple projects to add a little minimalist sparkle to your Christmas decor. I have a few sets of wooden slat trees that I put out at Christmas (and sometimes leave out all year). The way they work is quite simple. See below:
To make them, cut out a tree stencil from some card stock. Using thin balsa wood, a ruler, and an X-acto knife, cut out the tree shape (x3). Cut a slit up the bottom of one, about 2mm wide, at the center, about 2/3 way up the tree. Cut a slit at the top of another, with the same width and depth. Cut a third tree, 1/3 from the top and 1/3 from the bottom. Paint one of the panels with clear glue, then coat with old fashioned glitter. Allow to dry, then coat the other side.
The next project is a painted glass bulb. I use blush colored acrylic paint to secure the glitter, which makes it quite pretty looking in through the glass. Tutorial below: