When ever I see logs, I just fall in love with it. I just love rustic, so yes....sometimes people see me carrying branches to my vehicle and you will find them rolling their eyes with a smile.
So when I came across Tracy Meldon's focus tree line art, I just had to do it as I had the branches ! It's super easy and fun to do with kids. No two log slice will be the same as the colors keep changing :-)
Step 1: What you need
Of course some logs :-)
Chop saw or any saw to slice the log
Hanging hardware and hook
Lasy Susan/ Turntable -Compulsory if you are going to paint
Step 2: Preparation
First Cut your logs into slices. A chop saw wood be great here ;-)
It would be best if you can dry it well.
Drill a hole and nail your hanging hook.
It is best to soak the slices in wood preservative to prevent termites getting into it.
Now I first coated it with varnish and found out the slices kept drinking it! So I coated it with 2 thick layers of white glue.
If you like it to be just plain rustic, you can now just coat it with varnish. Add hooks if you want to use as a coat hook too :-).
If you like some color, follow next step. Do it with kids, it's fun :-)