Finding a use for old tobacco sticks is pretty challenging. Yet I love the look of them indoors. They add a perfect country touch in a primitive style. And they are a great piece to add a stash of light to a dark corner. So I don't mind the challenge.
To make these the first time, I drew out a sketch for my husband. A basic triangular shape with braces. I tried to keep the 4 legs of the tobacco stick tree all original sizes and not to cut them.
And after about 30 minutes of him in the garage with the saw and nail gun, this is the first one he brought me.
I call it my tobacco stick tree. I decorate it with homemade rag ropes , a bit of pip-berry garland and lights of the season.
Since making this very first one, I've made many more with a few different options now. I prefer the skinnier ones that are wrapped in grapevine. To see them, click here.
I also figured out these make great uses in the garden also. Like this pic below where I have a cucumber plant underneath and allowing it to grow up a tobacco stick tree. That's a cute mini tobacco stick chair holding the flower pot of peppers beside it:
I made these to sell in my Peddlers Mall Booth #555, and have recently been making other items such as:
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