How to Make a Wooden Christmas Tree

3 Materials
2 Hours

Check out this fun tutorial by Garden Up Green! Decorating for Christmas and tiny living can sometimes be a challenge and that’s why I mostly focus on outdoor decorations.

how to make a wooden christmas tree

This project involved scrap wood and free hand drawing. I drew a triangle between three boards and skipped the tip at the top. Then I cut each piece of wood with a jig saw (a table saw could also work). Once I had all the shapes cut, each one was sanded prior to painting.

how to make a wooden christmas tree

The colors used included Evergreen, Pink Champagne and Coffee Bean from Dixie Belle Paint. Each board was painted with one coat of Evergreen. I used a buffalo check stencil from Studio R12 and transferred to the front of each board using the color Coffee Bean. This was a bit time consuming so using a larger stencil brush will speed up the process.

how to make a wooden christmas tree

I purchased You Cut Tree Farm stencils from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. I cut my transfer into pieces so they would be easier to use and store and I painted them with Pink Champagne.

how to make a wooden christmas tree

I grabbed some leftover cedar from a previous project. I used the small strips to divide each board and then I added a crisscross at top for a star. Everything was attached to one post on the back and the thin cedar strips were attached from the front with a finishing nail.

how to make a wooden christmas tree

What I love most about this tree was it was really simple and fun to make!

Suggested materials:

  • Evergreen Chalk Mineral Paint  (
  • Coffee Bean Chalk Mineral Paint  (
  • Pink Champagne Chalk Mineral Paint  (
Dixie Belle Paint Company

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