Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Centerpiece and much more!

I have been busy this month making some Christmas gifts and planter boxes in the garage.  I
also got a new tool and it has taken me a while to figure it all out.  Here are some pictures:
 This is a pretty Christmas Centerpiece I made.  The bottles are IBC soda bottles.
 My inspiration was from a blog called Shanty 2 Chic.

This is a planter I made for my front porch out of cedar wood.
I wanted it to match my front door so I stained it with Minwax Mahogony 605 Gel Stain
and then sprayed on a few coats of Rust-oleum ultimate spar varnish.

I made two planters to go on either side of my garage door.
They are made from cedar and I am going to let them age naturally
so I didn't coat them with anything.

My parents gave me a router as a gift earlier this month and
then my brother and sister surprised me with a router table.
I have been busy this weekend setting everything up and figuring out how it works!
I did manage to use it today on a few scraps of wood.
Now I am excited to actually make something!

Well that's what I have been up too!
I am looking forward to some big builds after the holidays!
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Hi Gretchen. I love your center piece. I wish I were brave enough to use power tools. I love your planter boxes.
    Merry Christmas.

    1. Thanks and Merry Christmas to you too!