Make Christmas Tree Art Using Recycled Re-Purposed Wooden Picture Frame Molding Pieces and Ends, Reclaimed Art

recycled picture frame molding Christmas trees
If you are a frequent reader of my blog, you know I love
to create things with picture molding.

giant butterfly with picture molding design recycled art
I've made Giant Butterflies...

decorative wood molding drawer handles
Unique drawer pulls and accents on furniture....

decorative alphabet letters from picture frame molding
Letters, and more...
Click the category "Things to Make with Molding"
to see all of them.

picture frame molding Christmas trees
This time, I had an idea to use the molding to make little 
Christmas Trees.

making Christmas trees using repurposed and recycled picture molding
I used the chop saw to miter the edges and used lots
of wood glue to secure them to another piece of wood on the back.

picture molding Christmas trees
Primed them ...
I only had enough molding to make 
I would have loved to make a whole forest of them.

using picture frames and decorative molding to make Christmas trees
After I glued the largest one together, I realized the last 
two layers I used were plain molding and it didn't
look right with all the other decorative molding...

roll of upholstery nail head trim to embellish Christmas trees
I had this nailhead trim on hand and applied it to the plain
molding for a little for added dimension...

using upholstery tacks on Christmas tree art
And this is how that one turned out...much better.

recycled picture frame and decorative molding Christmas trees
I decided to go monochromatic and paint white with a brown wash
to bring out all the detail

recycled picture frame molding scrap tree decoration
They are made to just lean on a shelf or mantel

recycled picture molding trees
Painted on the back...

things to make with picture frame molding scraps
This molding is all just so pretty to me...

art to make with picture molding scraps
On the smallest one, I didn't stagger the layers but instead cut them
even for a different look.

picture frame molding scraps art
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