Day 22: Simply + Rustic


3 days before Christmas, keep it simply and rustic…


  • 1 – 1x6x8 Wood Barn Grey Shiplap Siding
  • 1 – Yardstick
  • Wood Glue
  • Staple Gun
  • 1″ Flat Head Nails
  • 2 boxes, Metal Silver Bell Christmas Ornaments


How to:

Step One:
Cut shiplap into three 2′ long pieces.

Step Two:
Place boards face down and run a bead of wood glue along tongue of board to connect.  Wood glue is for additional bonding.

Step Three:
Secure with braces.  I cut two 9″ pieces to place along the three boards to secure them together.  Again, apply a bead of wood glue, place down on boards and use your staple gun to complete attaching the braces.

Step Four: (optional)
The boards were a wee-bit uneven, so while drying I placed a piece of scrap wood on top of the shiplap boards and used clamps to tighten it down and even out a bit more.  Being this is a rustic piece, that is completely optional and at your discretion.

Step Five:
Lay out your ornaments to get an idea of how you’ll be placing them.

Step Six:
Measure accordingly to ensure that your ornaments will be centered and straight.  We use a t-square to and a piece of wood to measure the top and bottom rows.

Steps Seven and Eight:
Attach nails — and ornaments!


Sources: Live Laugh Rowe


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