Monday, October 1, 2012

Wooden 3D Christmas Tree

I know, I know, its only the first of October and Christmas is months away, however, for us October means the busy season as well and truly begun. Only 38 days until the Dalkey Winter Fair means that I'm pretty much out of time to design anything new for this year. Fortunately I have been beavering away at a few ideas over the summer and here is the first of them.

This tree is an expansion on the acrylic 3D tree from last year. By making these ones in wood instead of acrylic we cut down on a huge number of headaches with the manufacturing, they can be larger, and I think the contrast of the baubles with the wood is nicer too.

I like the natural wood look but I'm going to see what happens as well if I stain the wood green and also play around with only having one colour of bauble per tree (I have a feeling that a blonde- wood tree covered in red acrylic baubles will look amazing)

Anyway, I promise to try to keep the Christmas stuff to a minimum until at least after Hallowe'en!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely idea, Fiona. A thought: Two thin sheets of wood with an outline 'sandwich-spacer' would allow you to run fairy-lights through the trees and illuminate the acrylic from within. Something worth considering?