Scrap Wood Christmas Tree

Marty and her husband, Tim, worked on this project together and blogged about it at Marty’s Musings.  Tim reports that thanks to Pinterest, he rarely evhoer tosses scrap wood into the fire, anymore.  Now he’s using it to make holiday decorations.

Tim swears that turning old fence posts into a Christmas tree only took a matter of minutes.  Marty took over from that point, adding lettering and decorations to really make this simple decoration a meaningful part of their family’s Christmas celebration.  I love the sentiment it expresses, and the weathered wood is especially symbolic for the celebration of Christ’s birth.

Read more about what Tim and Marty did to complete this project at Marty’s Musings.

Fence Post Wedding Signs

Last year Gail from My Repurposed Life had the misfortune of a tree falling on her privacy fence and house! Yikes! Not being one to let anything go to waste, Gail dismantled the boards from the old fence to turn into signs.

old fence to sign

With one end cut to look like an arrow, the signs are perfect for directing guests to a wedding and reception. We can all learn from Gail that when life hands you a busted fence, make charming, rustic signs!

rustic wedding sign

rustic reception sign

Read more at My Repurposed Life.