Festival Of Trees Christmas Wreath

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Project by KomputerMan posted 12-06-2013 06:32 PM 1159 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Many years ago I use to work for a local hospital named Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. During my time there I had the privilege of helping out with their annual charity event called Festival Of Trees. This year I had the opportunity to create a Christmas wreath and donate it to the event. It had a price tag of $230 on it and was sold during their gala event the night before FOT opened to the public. Pretty cool seeing a price tag covered with a SOLD sticker!!!

The headboard for the wreath I made from a piece of wood I purchased from the Boise Woodcraft store. I don’t know what type of wood it is so if you know please let me know!!! Anyway, this piece of wood reminded me of a Van Gough painting so I set it aside several months ago. When I thought about building the wreath I looked at the St. Als web site and saw the FOT logo. It is basically a bunch of trees stacked up against each other with a star on top of one of the trees. That made me think of this weird piece of wood I set aside and the concept of StarEZ NitEZ was born. The inlayed trees is my version of the St Als Logo and if you are copying Van Gough’s Starry Night ya need a bunch of stars in it.

For the wreath itself I decided to place a set of six ornaments on it that I built with a kit created by (yes this is my own company, sorry about the selfie plug). The inlay ornaments were made from Canary wood and a few thin slices of the old growth Redwood slab I’ve blogged about in the past. Like us at to see more pictures of these ornaments and future inlay designs.

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#1 posted 12-07-2013 12:30 AM

Very nice for the Christmas season!!

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