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Metal Welding Your Way to a Happy Holiday

Metal welding addresses many needs in the modern world, but it has also attracted a large following of hobbyists. Here are some ideas that are sure to please.

Handmade decorations and simple gifts add meaning and enjoyment to the holiday season, allowing you to express your creativity and bring charm to your life and your home. Metal welding addresses many needs in the modern world, but it has also attracted a large following of hobbyists. Here are some ideas that are sure to please.

Outdoor Rebar Tree

The classic rebar wine bottle tree can be easily adapted to become a stunning holiday accessory. Make yours as large as you desire and as simple as you wish. Wrap branches in lights, hang colorful ornaments from the ends of the branches, or simply use a variety of multi-colored bottles. “Plant” a single tree or install a grove. Be creative, have fun, and remember that welded trees can also hold Valentine’s hearts, shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day, bunnies and Easter eggs, miniature flags for the Fourth of July, and ghouls, ghosts and witches for Halloween!

Metal Welding Simple Tree Ornaments

Weld together traditional square nails to form stars, snowflakes, and simple crosses as distinctive decorations for an indoor or outdoor tree or wall hanging. Browse “welded art” on Pinterest for more ideas than you’ll have time to complete! Spray paint the ornaments and add some glitter for drama, or keep them natural and rustic for an “Old World” feeling. If you’re a bit more skilled, try making this unique creche.

Craft Usable Gifts

Christmas is a time for giving. Use your welding skills to make handcrafted trivets out of horseshoes, wind chimes from flea-market flatware, hat or coat racks from a variety of bars, hooks, and nails, or an impressive, curvy wine bottle holder from a length of chain. These projects take minimal time, effort and money, but handmade gifts are always special, and they definitely convey the spirit of the season!

For projects that require professional skills for custom fabrication, metal bending, boat repairs, and structural welding needs, call on the team at Marvel’s Portable Welding. Happy holidays to all!

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