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Traditionally, we do not celebrate Christmas. However, we thought the best way to have Little L respect all cultures equally was to get her to enjoy and rejoice festivals as much as Diwali and Pongal. And so the thought of having a mini Xmas celebration came up. And what better way to kick start than to have a tree in the living room during this season. Quite naturally, Preethi wanted something sustainable and easily storable. So, I decided on a DIY tree that can be easily fixed, dismantled and stashed away in the loft when not needed.
I had given myself about two days time to get this done. So went around looking for materials already available.
- One Side Teak sheet for the tree shapes.
- Small plywood plank for the base.
- And a long 3 feet stem .
Incidentally, I had all of them at home which made life easier.
Besides this, I have used Gesso as a primer, Acrylic colors for the tree shapes and walnut stain for the base and stem. I had finally given a coat of Mod Podge as I wanted to avoid vanish this time. A mica cutter and an electric drill are the only tools I used.
While I have explained in detail the steps involved in the video above, I am leaving you with some progress shots of the making process. Please do watch and let me know if It peps you up to get ahead and make one tree yourself.
|After the initial fixing – OST for tree, Plywood for base, and deal wood for stem|
|The decorated DIY Christmas Tree|
There may not be wine and plum cakes around. But, hopefully some story telling and loads of fun is totally in store. And trust me when I say there is going to be more holiday decors and DIYs in the coming days.