Monday, November 25, 2013

12 Days of Christmas, Day 7, Ironing Board Tree?

There is a question mark in that title, why?  I don't know why other than I did not know what to call this project :).  But, as you can see--an ironing board it is.
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While perusing the thrift store one day (aka, racing around the store as fast as possible on half price day so I can grab the good junk first) I spied a green, metal ironing board and noticed it looked very much like a tree.  By the way, I did not have to do battle with anyone over the old ironing board--which is often the case with the junk I seek.  Others seem to like "more normal" junk than I do.   

Back to the ironing board tree.  I saw it, saw a tree, saw the holes for lights and knew it had potential.  Most thrift stores seem to have a metal ironing board on a weekly basis.  If you cannot find a green one, simply paint it.  It would be pretty painted white too. Hubby broke the weld on the legs and took those off for me (with some rather loud hammer banging).  I used a hundred count light set, which was more than enough, sticking them through the holes and securing them with big ol' globs of hot glue.  At first, I was putting the lights in a zig-zag pattern.  I did not like that so I redid it in a random pattern instead.
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I screwed through the bottom edge of the ironing board to add a tree stump.  This is for looks--you must hand the tree on a wall, it won't sit on this "stump".
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A star glued to the top 
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and Christmas bulbs glued to magnets
12 Days of Christmas, Ironing Board Tree http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
and that is all it takes to make your own ironing board, Christmas tree card holder.  
12 Days of Christmas, Ironing Board Tree http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/
I did add the burlap sack and a few "gifts" around the bottom to hide the cord.  
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14 comments:

  1. That is the first Christmas tree ironing board I have ever seen in all of my 56 years and I have to say I am oddly drawn to it! The magnets make it truly special. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  2. Oh how fun and clever is this. I love it. What a fabulous idea. Hugs, marty

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  3. I love this tree!! My grandkids would have such fun decorating a tree like this...time to find an old ironing board I think!!
    Thanks for sharing this!

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  4. First for me too. I also find it oddly charming. Kinda brings to mind a "warm" & cozy feeling! Lol.

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  5. That is hysterical!! It really is interesting to me to see how things translate in people's brains....great job! I am sure that old ironing board feels much happier!

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  6. Very cute and creative! A fun way to display the cards!

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  7. SO clever and unique! I love it!! :)
    Susan

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  8. How cute is this ironing board Christmas tree. Love it!

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  9. Oh my that is so cute I just picked 2 of them up at the GW and was gong to make snowmen out of them but thinking I like your idea

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  10. You are just so creative. I love it, and it was already green!! Happy Thanksgiving. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)

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  11. Becky this turned out great! I have an old wood ironing board that I was going to repurpose into a tree...I am going to have to drill my own holes. Now that I've seen yours I am definitely going forward with the project!
    Jane

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  12. Now ironing boards everywhere are going to want to retire and become Christmas Trees. :-)

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  13. You inspired me to make one of these. I found an old metal board at a yard sale for $2 and ouila! here it is! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/214695107214817201/

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