How to Use a Rusty Hinge to Make a Tree

 Today I'm reposting one of Homeroad's first 2011 Christmas projects, the photos were taken with old technology but the hinge tree is still a great idea! 

rusty hinge

Every year around this time it seems that everywhere I look I see Christmas Trees. Every triangle shape is a potential tree!

This rusty hinge was no exception.

I stood it up, wired on some copper wire and beads then added a star. 

star on top of rusty hinge

I added Scrabble letters attached to magnets as the ornaments.

Scrabble letters on rusty hinge.

This cute little snowman went perfect with the tree!

rusty hinge with letters and snowman

I knew I thought it looked like a Christmas Tree!

Attach the hinge to a board and you've got a cute little shelf display for pennies! 

For another version of the rusty hinge Christmas tree visit this DIY Homeroad tutorial. 

Read More... Christmas Junk Decorating.

rusty hinge with letters and snowman

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .