How to Make Folding Ruler Christmas Tree Wall Art
I love to make Christmas wall decor out of repurposed items, and today I’m sharing my folding ruler Christmas tree.
A little while ago a reader who has become a good friend, Dona, sent me a few items that were perfect for repurposing projects.
How sweet is that?
Thanks so much Dona! I love them all!
A wooden folding ruler, a very unusual and interesting candle holder thingy, and a lovely silver plate tray.
As soon as I saw the ruler a couple of ideas sprung to mind. Since Christmas was coming up I decided to go with a Christmas project.
Since the ruler had three sections it seemed perfect for a tree.
You may remember that last year I had this Vintage Christmas Ornament Tree on the wall in the master bedroom.
Since those vintage pink glass balls will be on my living room tree this year I decided to make a new tree for the barn board and chicken wire frame.
To put together this folding ruler Christmas tree I just needed a few things.
I found some small pink glass ornaments for $1 just this week, and they’re the perfect size for this little tree.
In my world pink and natural burlap are made for each other. So I rooted through my stash to find burlap that I thrifted a while back for $1.
Stuff that I put away is sometimes never found again, lol, but this time it only took me about 10 minutes to discover my burlap’s safe place.
I marked the burlap, around the tree frame with a sharpie.
Then I cut about 1/2″ inside the sharpie lines, and attached the burlap to the back of the ruler with painter’ s tape.
You can use whatever tape you have on hand, or even a glue gun if you like, but I wanted this to be temporary.
After Christmas I can easily take this apart and repurpose the ruler in another way if I like.
Hanging Ornaments on my Folding Ruler Christmas Tree
I needed some very small hangers so I separated some regular staples with pliers.
I bent one end of a staple to hold the ornament.
Then I poked the other end through the burlap and bent it down on the back of the burlap so it would hang nicely and not fall off.
From a distance you can barely see the staples because they’re so thin.
The Finishing Touches on my Folding Ruler Christmas Tree
For the star I used a vintage cookie cutter.
I glued a pink rhinestone into the middle of a vintage silver light reflector.
Then I put the light reflectors inside the cookie cutter using double sided tape.
Then I needed something to use for the tree trunk.
I sat for a while and thought and thought, but couldn’t come up with anything..
When this happens I usually just start looking through my stashes to see what I can find.
Lo and behold I found this vintage spiral egg beater. Perfect!
I just hung it on the chicken wire behind the tree using a wire ornament hanger.
The tree and cookie cutter are hanging the same way.
Thanks so much again Dona for the fabulous folding ruler. I love it!
Have you made your first Christmas project yet?
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Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!