Trash to Treasure: Woodsy Decorations

Sasha Andreev shows host Joan Steffend some great trash-to-treasure items made from materials found in and around the woods.

  • Old fencing boards are used to construct a display shelf. Dried grape vines are nailed along the edges and then deer antlers are used to decorate the brackets. Deer shed their antlers, so they can often be found on the forest floor, or they can be purchased at many craft stores.
  • The base of a side table is made from the trunks of old Christmas trees. The wood is dried out before it is assembled. Old fence board is used for the tabletop. A couple of coats of polyurethane over the whole piece creates a little shine and durability.
  • A candleholder is made from a piece of a birch tree trunk. A hole for a tealight is drilled into the top using a paddle bit. The tealight's metal holder protects the wood from getting too hot.


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