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For a good while my wife had been complaining about organizing her necklaces. She didn't have anywhere to hang them so they would get all tangled up so I decided to make something better than what she was using. See pic.

I had the idea to make a necklace tree and had originally thought of making one out of metal. But I had a pile of eucalyptus branches drying in a big pile outside from a previous project.  So since the eucalyptus was free I decided to go cheap and rustic.

Super easy project and super cheap.
 
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Step 1: Materials/Tools

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This project didn't cost me a dime.  That is I already had all the materials and tools.  If you don't already have glue and polyurethane those should be the only things you might need to buy.

Materials
3/4" x 3" x 30" weathered board (had one sitting outside)
Twigs
Twine, String or Wire
Wood Glue
Polyurethane
Trim Nails

Tools
Hand Saw
Rasp
Pruning Shears
Drill & Bits


Step 2: Layout

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You can figure out a rough layout by selecting your twigs and laying them on the ground.  Prune any unwanted branches and trim to size.  You'll probably change this layout as you start to put it together but it helps to get an idea of how it will go together.

Step 3: Drill, Glue and Tie

Once you know more or less where you want the twigs to go, drill in to your board with the same diameter bit as the base of each twig.  Glue in place.  Put a trim nail at an angle through the back side of the twig in to the board.  Use another nail or a nail set to set it flush.  At first I only put in three of the twigs so I could see exactly where the cross stick would go.  I tied that in place with synthetic sinew.  I used that because it's what I had on hand.  Hemp twine or thin copper wire would look cool too.  Install the rest of the "trees"

looks nice :)

watchmeflyy11 months ago

Nice job! I especially love how you did the roots part.

kimbutterfly11 months ago

awesome

jessyratfink11 months ago

That's beautiful!