No mantel and fireplace – make a rustic wooden log box…
We don’t have a mantel and fireplace so I decide to make a really quick rustic wooden log project to give that winter log, pine smell, Christmas feel to our living room…
Juniper or some pine looking cuttings
Christmas white lights
Rustic wooden log project:
This project didn’t take long, but it really fun to do.
I had found a discarded wooden crate the other week and was saving it for a project. First I lightly painted it using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old Ochre. It probably didn’t need painting, but it had some writing on it from the liquor store I found it outside of, so to get rid of this I painted. I love painting as well, so any excuse. You could use any paint you have handy! The paint dried within an hour because I only did a very light coat and it was a hot day today.
Next I put the logs, which had been recently cut from a tree in our yard, into the crate.
When I was out walking the dog this morning I came across some juniper in the neighbourhood. Fortunately, no one was looking as I trim off some of the tree! It was a large tree so I am sure no one would have minded. I arranged the juniper with pretty light blue berries around the outside of the logs on the crate.
Then the lights, placing them down into the box and around the logs.
Finally, I place the pine cones I collect earlier this week for my branch Christmas tree post, putting them onto of the juniper and lights.
It looks so cute can’t wait until it gets dark tonight to really see how wonderful it looks!
Thanks for reading my post! Hope you give my rustic wooden log box a try!