Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Look what I made today!



Have you seen Ornament Dowel Trees? Well I've been lusting after them for some time, never could find one - so I decided to make one myself. Here's what they came out like:


Ornament Dowel Trees

Pretty handy, aren't I?! I'm just thrilled to BITS with how they turned out! :) The only thing my husband did was cut the square of wood for the base other than that I drilled, sawed and glued everything else myself.

Why did I make two? Well I made two because I couldn't purchase just one finial (the top part of the tree). They came in a bag with two, and I thought well if I have two I'll put one in my entry way and one maybe on my hearth or as a centerpiece on my table to hang seasonal ornaments. I did take some pictures of the steps that I did to make them...maybe I'll make a tutorial? Don't know, have to think about it.

Now tomorrow I need to stain these babies up and let them dry....more pictures to come when I have the finished product all stained and hung up with some ornaments.

Hugs to all :) Until next time.....

36 comments:

  1. Awesome job! You know we all will want a tutorial! haha
    What a great idea Vonna!
    Donna

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  2. Very cool! The boys at Home Depot will be jealous! :0) Great job!

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  3. Excellent idea! I too have been looking for something nice to hang fobs and pillow ornies on and cant find anything with enough poles or bits sticking out. I thought maybe with christmas coming I might find a nice wire tree somewhere. Oh well, I'm sure I will find one in the most obscure place one day.
    Would love to see a tutorial though!
    LISA V

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  4. Your dowel trees are fabulous Vonna. Now to hang a few fun ornies on it. What a neat idea! You're such a talented lady.

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  5. WOW! What a great job you did. I just love reading your blog and seeing all the goodies you make and receive.

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  6. The dowel trees came out perfect. Great Job, Vonna

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  7. How handy are you?! Love 'em!

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  8. Oh wow!! Great job Vonna!!

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  9. they look great Vonna!!!! You did a great job on them!!! I made one a year or so ago, but my husband helped a BUNCH & mine doesn't look near as nice as yours!!!

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  10. You are so talented Vonna! I have seen those, but never thought to make one myself. I love the little miniature trees with the tiny Scandinavian ornies (hint..hint!)

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  11. Wow!! How clever!! These ornament dowel trees came out great!!!!!

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  12. Isn't that "I did it myself" feeling *the best*?

    Congrats on the great project!

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  13. Those are just too cute! Can't wait to see them all decorated!

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  14. Wow Vonna....AWESOME! I'd love a tutorial and can't wait to see them decorated.

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  15. Wow Vonna, those are totally cool! Please please please may we have a tutorial? :) Can't wait to see them stained and adorned with ornaments. :)

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  16. Wow.. I would have never thought of making one of these myself. I look forward to seeing your ornaments on here.

    Natasha

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  17. Oh yes, a tutorial, please. I have always wanted one, but cannot afford premade.

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  18. Well now aren't you the smartest thing? I just love those, and have always wanted one, too. PERFECT for all your new ornies. Yes, yes, a tutorial sounds good!!

    Hugs,
    Carolyn :)

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  19. Me again. I figured out why you made two. One for you and one for me! Yeah, that's the ticket! LOL

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  20. What a clever idea, they look great.Looking forward to seeing them decorated.

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  21. Wow, those are just amazing! I would love a tutorial too please - I'm sure my FIL can be persuaded to make one of these for me ;)

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  22. Oooh... those turned ou very nice, Vonna!

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  23. Oh, you clever lady! They look fabulous, and YES we need a tutorial! How can we stitchers live another minute knowing that these things can be made and not knowing how? We need to display our ornies too, you know :o))) Great job, Vonna. Can'twait to see them in action!

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  24. Such a great idea. If I did anything like that I would have to make two also. I don't like odd numbers!!! :-))
    It surely will look great around the house for Christmas!
    Best regards

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  25. Vonna, my hat is off to you! Looks fabulous!

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  26. What fabulous dowel trees Vonna - I really n-e-e-d one of those so a tutorial would be great please!

    I saw a beautiful metal tree in Florida last year but it was made up and wouldn't dismantle for packing and I wasn't sure if I cope with bringing it back on the plane in one piece so it stayed in the store.

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  27. Great job. They look fabulous.

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  28. Wow aren't you clever! Can't wait to see them full of ornaments.

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  29. way to go! they look great.
    Debra in Indiana

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  30. Hi, this looks wonderful, I love this idea. This calls for a tutorial ;-) !!!!

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  31. Great tree stands! You are so smart and talented. Wish I had a teaspoon full of your craftiness:)

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  32. Wow! Those look great! You are so very crafty!

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  33. Congratulations, Vonna! That's beautiful work.

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  34. Vonna,

    What a great way to display your ornaments. Congratulations on a great project.

    I hope you got my e-mail.

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  35. I just want to tell you, i am new at blogging and i absolutely love your site. You are very impresive. Keep up the great work.

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  36. You are such an awesome creative woman. Those trees are great. I bet you could sell them if you want to do more. Love, love, them.

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