Thursday, November 17, 2011


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 grabbed a 15' piece of grapevine garland.  It looks like this.
And it's already got the twirly affect when you unwind it a bit.
 I just start to run it up and around the Tobacco stick tree like this.
 And then continue until you get to the top.
 I am thinking about going back and adding a few more strings of the grapevine garland to fill it in more.

But, don't worry if you don't have any grapevine garland because it is also super cute with with homemade rag ropes , a bit of pip-berry garland and lights of the season.

And I also like them with a small strand of lights.

I call it my tobacco stick tree.

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.
 My Skinny Tobacco Stick Tree

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.

And anyways, I even made one of these tobacco stick trees to go over my tomato plant also.

That's a cute mini tobacco stick chair holding the flower pot of peppers beside it and here's a larger version I made also:

I made these to sell in my Peddlers Mall Booth #555, and have recently been making other items such as:

You may also like these Primitive Crafts:

Primitive Tobacco Stick Grapevine Tree

Tobacco Stick Chair

Americana Tobacco Stick Flag







Primitive Barnwood Tool Box

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