Displaying your most favorite barn themed Christmas ornament is easy with a rustic barn board Christmas tree. This fun ornament features the familiar barn animals such as cows, horses, donkeys, pigs, chickens and ducks along with the beautiful stars and moons on the Christmas tree. A barn board Christmas tree is a great way to display this year’s most popular theme.
Create Your Own Decorations: Barn board decorations can be designed by the owner. Simply follow the design guidelines provided by the manufacturer. Enjoy delicious cookies while you guide through the simple steps of making a simple work of art. Visit the attached web site for additional information and registration. You’ll also find special savings at certain times of the year.
Don’t Be Afraid To Change Things: Sometimes the manufacturer’s design may not meet your needs. You may wish to add or remove features. The sky is the limit with design ideas. Simply add or subtract what you need until you have the design you love. Adding or removing features can change the look drastically without having to re-glue or re-screw.
What Is Unique?: Look for interesting designs not found on any other Christmas tree. Some unusual concepts include an acorn for the center cross of the tree, a snowman with cupcake treats for the top of the tree, and a cinnamon bun sitting on a Santa’s nose. Other unusual concepts include an old fashioned sled that has the chimney at the top. Look for a unique concept that will reflect the rustic charm you love so much.
How Does It Fit In With The Other Christmas Decor?: Barn style decorations come in a variety of styles and themes. Use the theme as a starting point to create a decor that will complement your home and the other holiday items you have already added.
What Material Is It?: Barn style Christmas trees are made from a variety of materials, including pine, cedar and redwood. Choose a design that will blend well with your existing decorations. Remember the idea is to create a design that will reflect your personality, not just a tree that will survive years of being stood in front of the family fireplace.
Are There Any DIY Ideas?: Do you have kids that are always painting, crafting or building things? If so, join them with some of the many great ideas found on the Internet. Search Google for free patterns or simple designs to get you started. Also, check local craft fairs for some interesting barn-inspired designs. There are always projects you can do with the scraps you receive at the fair.
Are There Places You Can Get Your Tree?: Consider buying your tree from an online retailer. This allows you to have more choices and to save money. You can also find beautiful designs at your local scrap and craft stores and even at some gift shops or farm markets around the holidays.
Where to Start?: The first step is to choose what type of board to use. A lot of these are easily found at your local craft store or lumberyard. Look for a sturdy, yet pliable wood such as redwood. Cedar and pine tend to be less durable, but work great with a rustic look. Be sure to ask your maker what they recommend.
What Do I Do Next?: Creating a unique design may seem overwhelming at first. Follow your maker’s lead. They will probably have several different styles they like, and you can incorporate their favorite elements into yours. For example, if the maker likes horses, decorate your tree in a rustic barn scene complete with stockings and ropes. If Santa Claus is their favorite character, paint your tree green with white accents.
How Many Lights Do I Need?: The number of lights you use will depend entirely on your personal preference. Personally, I like mine glowing all night long so that everyone can see the magic of the holiday season.
Where Can I Buy Them?: A quick search online will provide several options. You can either find barn boards at specialty stores like Michael’s or buy a premade version at your local home improvement store. The premade variety tend to be less expensive, but you might want to spend a little extra and buy a brand name. Either way, your unique creation will be a beautiful addition to your home for years to come.