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CHRISTMAS TREE PLACEHOLDER



When RYOBI Power Tools asked me to participate in their Fast and Easy gift ideas promotion, I jumped at the opportunity. After looking around at potential materials, a few samples of PureBond plywood from the Haven conference caught my eye...and EUREKA! Fast and easy wooden Christmas tree placeholders came next. Find the how-to instructions below!

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      • CHALK-BASED PAINT
      • PUREBOND PLYWOOD
      • ENVELOPE (FOR MEASUREMENT PURPOSES)
  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      First, outline a simple tree on a piece of PureBond plywood (or other type of wood that you see fit). You can make it as simple or as fancy as you'd like.

    2. Step: 2

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      Use a RYOBI Jigsaw to make all of your cuts, depending on how detailed your tree is.

    3. Step: 3

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      My first few trees were an odd measurement to get to the middle. Thinking resourcefully, I grabbed an envelope next to me to use for outlining my next few. This made marking up the trees super fast!

    4. Step: 4

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      Here's a glimpse at my final "forest"!

    5. Step: 5

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      I painted my trees with a chalk-based paint, then "primed" them. This means I rubbed the side of a piece of chalk on the trees surface. Why? If you don't do this, the first thing you write will be there forever (meaning you won't be able to reuse your trees for different occasions).

    6. Step: 6

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      Decorate your trees and enjoy your new fast and easy placeholders!

Comments (2)


  • For more on this project visit: http://byscottie.com/holiday-place-cards-ryobi/
    By Savedbyscottie, on December 1, 2014

  • Love..now let me borrow your jigsaw since the hubby can't find his xox
    By ShabbyPaints, on December 4, 2014

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CHRISTMAS TREE PLACEHOLDER

by Savedbyscottie
Dec 01, 2014
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When RYOBI Power Tools asked me to participate in their Fast and Easy gift ideas promotion, I jumped at the opportunity. After looking around at potential materials, a few samples of PureBond plywood from the Haven conference caught my eye...and EUREKA! Fast and easy wooden Christmas tree placeholders came next. Find the how-to instructions below!

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge c954bfab 48cd 4d15 b15b ae603faada2c

    First, outline a simple tree on a piece of PureBond plywood (or other type of wood that you see fit). You can make it as simple or as fancy as you'd like.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge 705a37c4 a762 43d8 89a2 959e9b7e6ce5

    Use a RYOBI Jigsaw to make all of your cuts, depending on how detailed your tree is.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge d12a59b4 faaa 488c ad80 3d1fdc9b5e6e

    My first few trees were an odd measurement to get to the middle. Thinking resourcefully, I grabbed an envelope next to me to use for outlining my next few. This made marking up the trees super fast!

  4. Step: 4
    Huge 7966a349 1b78 4848 a95f d90618b94fe4

    Here's a glimpse at my final "forest"!

  5. Step: 5
    Huge 3ffce4f1 a0ca 4e05 bf10 cdf26638f59d

    I painted my trees with a chalk-based paint, then "primed" them. This means I rubbed the side of a piece of chalk on the trees surface. Why? If you don't do this, the first thing you write will be there forever (meaning you won't be able to reuse your trees for different occasions).

  6. Step: 6
    Huge a585352b c315 4042 b9b2 0005a3d06627

    Decorate your trees and enjoy your new fast and easy placeholders!