About two weeks ago, we had an issue with someone taking our outdoor display items and moving them. The solution? A Christmas tree that rings when tampered with, but is also cute in order to attract the hooligans. A flawless plan that started with shopping at Michael's (not a sponsor), and ended with a festive security system.
Balsa Wood Plank - (1/8 of an inch thick) A very soft material to work with.
Balsa Wood Rod
Box Cutter - Doesn't have to be particularly sharp. The wood is soft enough.
Metal Ruler - We made the mistake of using a wood ruler to start and we now have two 6 inch rulers!
Wood Stain - We used an espresso color.
Paints - We used red and gold
Hot Glue Gun
Jingle Bell - It's festive!