Barbwire Christmas Tree

December 5th, 2009 in member junk     
Grasshopper22 Grasshopper22, member
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Black and White beauty...
Getting ready...
Looking down the tunnel of doom!
Finished tree...I like how the crystals reflect the light on the back wall.
Black and White beauty...

Black and White beauty...

Hubby got me some barbwire at a farm a couple of weeks ago...he thought I would like it :) It's all rusty and was very brittle and cracked easily. I had to wear leather gloves to work with it...the bottom is a lamp base that I had around and the top is a rusty old hammer head. The tube for the tree is left over solar light metal hollow stakes...I decorated it with earrings and chandalier crystals.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk

Comments (11)

grabe writes: so sweet and Posted: 8:24 am on June 6th
RustyDiva writes: I love this project Grasshopper!!! The mix of the elegant crystals and the crusty barb wire AND the rusty hammer head ~ awesome imagination!!!!!!!! Posted: 10:10 am on December 9th
oldnews writes: Oh wow, I love this! The rusty wire with the crystals - an Awesome look! Marie Posted: 11:13 pm on December 6th
CottageElements writes: What a great hubby, thinking of you! Love the rustic with the crystals. Turned out super!

Lani Posted: 9:09 pm on December 6th
junkermidge writes: That's one junky Christmas tree! No wonder I love it! The hammer head top is just way cool. Way to go.
Midge Posted: 7:32 pm on December 6th
fellowjunker writes: Well done grasshopper!!
xojanis Posted: 12:14 pm on December 6th
suewhitney writes: Very clever and original. i happen to be a big fan of barbed wire and know all about the brittleness, the gloves, and the other challenges. Your hard work sure paid off. Delightful!

Happy Holidays,
Sue Posted: 9:07 am on December 6th
miepie writes: VERY Clever!!! Posted: 6:36 pm on December 5th
bluebucket writes: This is so neat. I like the black and white photo. The hammer head is a perfect tree topper.
yours in junking, doreen Posted: 6:31 pm on December 5th
chippingcharm writes: the addition on the hammer head...Laurel Posted: 4:12 pm on December 5th
monakent writes: Very cool, yet rugged. I LOVE the crystals on the barbed wire. It looks like a "marriage made in heaven" to me!!! gailmarie

(Tell Hubby he did good (by bringing you home the barbed wire!!!) Posted: 10:47 am on December 5th
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