Dec 15, 2014

Ladder Christmas Tree

I am so excited to share my Christmas tree with you this year!

Last Summer, Mr. Cookie Puzzle was doing a cleanup job, and I went to visit him. I spotted an old wooden ladder in the garage and grabbed it.  It was falling apart and in pretty bad shape, but I saw something great for our new house.

My original plan was shelving for the bathroom, but that did not work out.  Then I saw THIS Ladder Christmas Tree at Funky Junk Interiors...and my heat skipped a beat!


Ladder Christmas Tree - The Cookie Puzzle

I am in love with this tree....and am tempted to keep it up all year long!  


Ladder Christmas Tree - The Cookie Puzzle

I first took 400 white Christmas Lights, and lit her up!

Ladder Christmas Tree - The Cookie Puzzle

I then hung vintage Christmas ornaments on the light wires. Next I just looked around my house and put old stuff on the steps of the ladder.  This one has a old brass lantern that I put a battery operated tea light in, and an antique clock.

Ladder Christmas Tree - The Cookie Puzzle

The next step hold an old telephone insulator, also sporting a sporting a battery operated tea light, to add some glow to it.

Ladder Christmas Tree - The Cookie Puzzle

Next came an "old and new" step, with an antique Ball Canning Jar next to a New Ball Caning Jar.  You can also see that Collin joined the fun, adding Candy Canes, because EVERY TREE needs Candy Canes.

Ladder Christmas Tree - The Cookie Puzzle

The shelf above that holds another new canning jar and a blue telephone insulator.

Ladder Christmas Tree - The Cookie Puzzle

I could not find a star or angle that I liked this year, to I topped the ladder with an vintage plastic Santa and one of Collin's Nut Crackers, with  another insulator between them.  You can also see the antique train lantern, I placed in the the paint shelf on the back of the ladder.


I am so happy with how this tree turned out and I think it is perfect for our simple rustic house.  How about you, do you have your tree up yet?  Do you have a theme, or do you just put random ornaments you have on it.

Other Great Ladder Christmas Trees to check out.


Eclectically Vintage

Desire Empire

Creative Cabin

Fox Hollow Cottage

3 comments:

  1. Very cute upcycling idea! I love anything decorated with little Christmas lights. They feel so festive and make me happy. Thanks for sharing with #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup and hope you continue to link up with us and spread the word!

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  2. What a cute idea for a ladder!! I just love it and it really does look like a Christmas tree with the lights on it!

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  3. Great idea !Thank you for linking up at Bloggers Brags pinterest party.I have pinned to bloggers brags pinterest board. We would love to see you again tomorrow.

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