Monday, December 16, 2013

Dad and Daughter Christmas Project

When I was in high school I asked for a tool box and a drill for my graduation gift. Little did I know that this is not a request that a builder dad would take lightly. I ended up with the entire Makita Power Tool collection complete with a miter saw, a jigsaw, an electric sander, the drill, and tools for miles. We used to do lots of projects together but it's been a while since we have made anything. When I saw the cover of Martha Stewart Living this month, I knew we had to make this wonderful pipe tree. And my dad was a great sport about it. Detailed instructions can be found in the December issue. We made ours a bit smaller and I chose to use white particle board instead of plywood because I liked the addition of more dots. Here is our process in pictures:


Planning and Measuring

Taping and Cutting

Delivering and Hanging

Filling and Finalizing


  1. Its beautiful!!! Amazing job!!!! XO, Erica

  2. Ansley-- YOU never cease to amaze me with your creativity! MW

  3. Ansley! I love it! What a great job and how fun having a daddy/daughter project! So Special! <3