Miniature Christmas Trees
An old Christmas tradition is cut down your own tree and decorate it with glass ornaments and tinsel. The only downside to this tradition is the mess that it leaves and the space it takes up. With these miniature Christmas trees you can have a Christmas without a mess or a loss of space. They can be placed anywhere like a shelf, window, or table. They also make perfect stocking stuffers and are great ornaments. They have a rustic look and simple shape to blend with your home décor. They just can't be beat.
This year I decided to make miniature Christmas trees again, but I wanted something to be different about them. I found that "something" when a part of our apple tree fell down. When I inspected the wood, it seemed like a rather nice wood to work with, so I thought I would experiment with it and see what would come of it. I got out my jigsaw and went to work.
It took me a while but I finally got enough wood to work with. The end product, I'm happy to say, was a rather nice Christmas tree with wood trim and a beeswax polish finish.
The reason I decided to do trees again is because I wanted to try out some of my new knives. I enjoy whittling mostly because I like to see the difference between the block of wood I started with and the end product. These trees are definitely a step up from last years' and are more stable because I eliminated the stump.
They range from 2-4 inches tall and vary in width. They are carved out of pure apple wood. They have a lovely beeswax polish finish with bark trim. They are very durable and lightweight also, so that you can put them anywhere. I hope you enjoy them.
--Photos and words by Pickle P, age 14