This holiday season, we’re excited to share with you DIY farmhouse Christmas decor that will make your home ready for the festivities. One idea is to make your very own homemade wooden Christmas tree! Don’t worry if you’re not a DIY expert, this project is simple enough for anyone to do.
Here’s how you can create and customize your tree to use as a centerpiece or to add to your existing decorations. Plus, it’s a great way to get the whole family involved in some fun holiday activities.
The holiday season is the perfect time to get creative and add a personal touch to your home decor. A homemade Christmas tree is a unique and budget-friendly way to add some festive spirit to your living space.
Plus, it’s a great way to showcase your DIY skills and make a one-of-a-kind decoration.
Making your own wooden Christmas tree is a great eco-friendly option instead of purchasing a plastic or pre-made one.
You can upcycle materials or use sustainable wood that can be reused for future holiday seasons. It adds character to your tree while also promoting sustainability.
And don’t forget to personalize your tree to match your home’s aesthetic!
Supplies Used for Homemade Wooden Christmas Tree
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- 3/4 Thick Wood Panel (cut according to the pattern provided)
- 3/4 x 2 x 3 Inches Wood for the Base
- One (1) 3/4 x 12 Inch Square Pine Stick
- 1 Inch Nails
- Paint Brush
- Acrylic Paints
- Twine String
- Any Star you can put at the top (optional)
- 120 Grit Sandpaper (optional)
- Christmas Decoration/Accessories
- Glue Gun to attach the decor
Gather your supplies, roll up your sleeves, and let’s get started on this beautiful homemade wooden Christmas tree!
Cut Wood for the Christmas Tree
First, measure and mark the wood pieces you will cut according to the pattern provided. It’s important to be precise with your cuts to make sure that the tree will come together properly.
This may require a saw or other cutting tools, so make sure you have them on hand.
Next, cut the wood pieces according to your markings. You may need to sand down the edges for a smooth finish. If you want a more rustic look, you can leave some rough edges for added character.
If you want to keep the rustic theme for your holiday decor, here’s our list of farmhouse Christmas tree ideas!
Form and Nail Christmas Tree to Wood Stick
Forming the wood pieces to create a Christmas tree shape is easy and fun! Simply arrange the pieces to create the illusion of branches on the tree.
Don’t worry about perfection, the imperfect shape adds to the charm.
Make sure to place the nails close enough together so that they hold all of the wood pieces securely in place.
You can adjust the nails and positioning of the wood pieces if needed. Once you’re happy with the shape and sturdiness of your homemade wooden Christmas tree, move on to attaching it to the base.
Nail Wooden Christmas Tree to Base
Now for the base, take your 3/4 x 2 x 3 inches wood and place it on a flat surface. You can use any type of wood for the base, but make sure it’s thick enough to support the tree.
It’s important to make sure that your Christmas tree is stable and secure on its base.
Position the pine stick with the Christmas tree onto the center of the wooden base and securely nail it in place. You may need to use multiple nails for added stability and support.
You can also use adhesive or hot glue gun for extra reinforcement – just be careful not to use too much glue as it may seep out and become visible.
Decorate Wooden Christmas Tree
It’s time to add some festive flair to your homemade wooden Christmas tree! Paint it with Christmas colors like red or green or patterns like stripes or polka dots.
Create a cute bow at the top with twine and add a star for that finishing touch. You can also use twine to wrap around the wood base.
For a more rustic and natural look, you can decorate your tree with pine cones and berries. You can also use real pine branches to add a fresh and fragrant touch to your tree. Simply secure them with stick glue.
Here’s our list of rustic Christmas decor if you want to add a warm and cozy atmosphere to your home!
If you’re looking for ready-made options but still want cool alternatives from the classic tree, here are painted wooden Christmas trees that you should check out.
Can I make a larger or smaller wooden Christmas tree?
Yes, you can definitely make a larger or smaller wooden Christmas tree by adjusting the size of your wood pieces and base. Just be sure to take accurate measurements and adjust your cuts accordingly.
Keep in mind that the bigger the tree, the more wood pieces and support it will need for stability.
When making a smaller wooden Christmas tree, you can still follow the same steps but with smaller wood pieces and base.
Here are our DIY small wooden Christmas trees if you want to create your own small wooden Christmas trees.
It’s a great option if you’re short on space or want to have multiple trees around your home. You can also get creative and make trees of different heights for a more visually interesting display.
Making wooden Christmas trees is a great way to switch up your holiday decor and make this moment with family special.
Can I paint the wood before forming the tree?
Yes, you can paint the wood before forming the tree. In fact, this may be a better option for some as it allows for easier access to all sides of the wood and guarantees an even coat of paint.
Just make sure to let the paint dry completely before moving on to forming and nailing your Christmas tree.
However, keep in mind that painting the wood beforehand may result in some of the paint getting scraped off or covered by nails during the forming and nailing process.
But no worries! If this happens, you can always touch up any imperfections with paint after the tree is fully formed and secured.
And there you have it, a beautiful homemade wooden Christmas tree that you can proudly display in your holiday home! Not only is it budget-friendly and sustainable, but it’s also a fun activity for the whole family.
Get creative with different decorations and make each tree unique.
Sprinkle your home with more homemade wooden Christmas decorations for a unique and personal touch.
- Cut the wood pieces according to the provided pattern. Remember to be precise with your cuts for the tree to come together properly.
- Form the wood pieces into a Christmas tree shape. Then, secure them to the pine stick using 1 inch nails, starting from the bottom and working your way up.
- Nail the tree onto the wooden base for stability and support. You can also use adhesive or hot glue gun for added reinforcement, but be careful not to use too much glue.
- Get creative with decorating your wooden Christmas tree! Paint it in festive colors and use twine for a bow and add a star on top. Use twine to also wrap around the base. You can also decorate with pine cones or real pine branches for a more natural look.
More Christmas Decor Ideas
- Merry Christmas Wall Sign
- Dollar Tree Christmas Decoration Ideas
- Simple Christmas Signs
- Vintage Earring Christmas Tree
- DIY Dollar Tree Christmas Signs
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