Christmas tabletop trellis

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Our theme this month is holiday decorating - which I haven't done much of in years, although I do have some really cute ornaments that I've collected over the years. I wasn't sure what I would make, but then I was watching some birds outside and saw this forgotten trellis leaning against the fence. It's about 16" x 40" and I realized that it would be perfect for displaying some ornaments - yay!

So I gave it a coat of bronze Glitter Blast and propped it between some bricks inside a planter box. I made a sign on the computer for the top, and filled the planter with fake pine garland, accented with real pine cone flowers from my friend's tree. Now my holiday decorating is done!

For more great ideas for handmade ornaments - check out the Twelve Balls of Christmas over at the Smoothfoam blog!