Up here in the PNW, we get many storms. Storms that can wipe out your power for hours and many times trees land in your front yard.
That was the case last Spring during a wind storm. We came out of our house the next morning to discover this smallish Fir Tree sprawled over our yard, walkway and landscape, barely missing the house.
So what do you do when life hands you lemons… I mean trees… you make DIY Pacific Northwest themed decor of course!
This rustic decor is super popular these days and it’s easy to see why. It makes a home feel cozy and inviting. Not to mention how easy and inexpensive it is to pull off!
All you need is:
A man with a chain saw (if you’re a woman who’s not afraid, more power to you!)
A fallen tree
Have the helper, or do it yourself (seriously, awesome girl if you’re the chainsaw type!), saw the tree up into strips of “plywood”, about an inch and a quarter, keeping the raw edge.
Next, allow the wood to dry for a couple of weeks inside a garage or shed. If you bring it inside too quick, it could crack from drying too fast.
Apply two or three coats of poly. (Your choice if you’d like to add a wood stain or keep the natural color.) This will polish up your look just a bit to give it that finished feel.
Next is your choice:
WELCOME Sign to lean on the front porch, or Growth Chart for inside to track the kiddo’s growth spurts. Either way, Amazon has the products you need to complete the DIY Decor.
- The Growth Chart Ruler Decals come with simple instructions and is super easy to apply in a matter of minutes!
- The already primed and painted letters are ready to be applied with some simple wood glue!
- Attach a hanging device on the back to hang, or just lean in place.
Sometimes it really is that easy. So get outside and see how you can bring the outdoors in!