DIY Wooden Christmas Tree Shelves

3 Materials
2 Hours

Tired of the traditional Christmas Tree?

Learn how to make this easy Modern farmhouse DIY wood Christmas tree shelves. Add holiday cheer to any space, big or small, with a versatile minimalist tree that was a breeze to make from 2x4's.

Wonder why we decided to make this DIY Wooden Christmas Tree Shelves? Since I have had my own place, I have always put up slim trees. I'm just fascinated by pencil-thin simple trees. I am not sure why I don’t like “traditional” wide trees- maybe it’s because I am just overwhelmed by how much you have to add to a big tree to make it look decent-Who knows?

This year we have a huge great room and lots of space so I wanted more than just one pencil tree since it would just disappear in this big space. So I started looking for ideas on how to have a bigger tree without having a tree at all! So I came across some wooden wall tree shelves and We decided to supersize it to fit our current home.

The tree would match our modern Farmhouse decor and will serve as a display for my   Christmas houses mini collection. What also made this wooden tree idea so appealing was that it could be done for under $15!

First, make the frame. Place the pieces of the frame on a flat surface, clamp it together and attach the pieces using wood screws. You may add wood glue for stronger joints- we opted not to since we plan on taking it apart to store it after the holidays.

Step 2: Build the shelves according to the measurements in the picture above. Proceed to attach the shelves- from largest to smallest - leaving space between each shelf.

Make the base of your DIY wooden Christmas tree shelves and then attach the base to frame.

Using 150 grit sandpaper sand the tree. Proceed by giving it one coat of Minwax in dark walnut.

Decorate and Enjoy!

There are so many things you can display on this easy DIY wooden Christmas tree shelves; you can add lights and garland, add rustic ornaments or festive decor. The possibilities are endless!

 I am using it to display my    Christmas house mini collection and the new wooden houses we just made. 

 It looks amazing and it’s very functional.

Did you make a DIY wooden Christmas tree? How did you decorate it? I would love to know in the comments below.

Suggested materials:

  • Wood
  • Nails
  • Stain

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  • Wendye Edgemon
    on Nov 24, 2019

    My beloved brother in law made me one of these trees because I am unable to put up a real Christmas tree any more. Good job, huh?

  • Wendye Edgemon
    on Nov 24, 2019

    Couldn't get pic to show up for comment above.

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