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  1. I love this idea, my brother works at Rockler and they have this fabulous bin of scrap wood that you buy by the pound, and they have some beautiful woods such as Purple Heart. Needless to say, I am going to make some of these trees for my mantle.

  2. Love the trees, but I especially love the layout of your fireplace, the mantel setup, and the faux deer head…😍 Did you make the head-mount yourself, or did you buy it? I’ve been working on my own for a while now, but I feel like I never get the antlers right, and yours are gorgeous!!! Lmk how you did it, or where you found it, please. Thanks so much!

    1. Thanks, Ashley – I did not make it, it’s from Z Gallerie a few years back. I’m not sure if they sell it anymore, but that’s where we got it!

  3. You didn’t perhaps trace the trees and scan into PDF files? That would take all of the guess work out. These look amazing.



    1. I didn’t! But, they’re very easy to design on your own with the steps I listed, and a bit of variation is a great thing- you want them to look rustic! 🙂

  4. Did you, by chance, record your self cutting out the trees and sanding them? I am new to this and would feel more confident watching it being done before I attempt this project, Thank you.

    1. Hi Barb – I didn’t take a video of this particular project, but I do have a video on how to use a jigsaw! It involves a similar project, so it may help. You can see it here.

  5. These are so cool! I love the look of all of them spread across your mantel! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday – I’ll be featuring your DIY trees at our upcoming party 🙂

  6. Hi Amanda! This is such a cute project and what a great use of leftover wood pieces! Your color picks are awesome and I will definitely be pinning this to make the trees but to use your color choices too. Keep the inspiration coming! 🙂