How to Build a Wooden Triangle Christmas Tree

12 Materials
$15
2 Days
Easy

Add some magic to your Christmas outdoor lighting with this DIY wooden triangle Christmas tree. You will need some pieces of wood, chicken wire, lights, paint stain and a garland to create a stunning decoration like this.


This is a shortened version of this tutorial. Please visit my blog for the full tutorial (See the link at the end of this post).


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MATERIALS


  • Sides: Two, one metre (39 inches) lengths of wood. Mine is 4.5cm wide and 2cm thick.
  • Bottom of the triangle: One length of wood 31 inches / 79cm
  • Stand: A rectangular piece of wood. Mine is 11 x 6 inches (28 x 15 cm)
  • Chicken wire
  • Wood stain
  • String lights
  • Star garland - See tip below
  • Silver craft wire


STAR GARLAND TIP - I made the star garland from air dry clay and there will be a tutorial coming for that on the blog. In the meantime, you can learn  how to make air dry clay ornaments here.


TOOLS


  • Mitre saw or
  • Hand saw
  • Electric sander
  • Screws
  • Drill
  • Drill bit
  • Staple gun
  • Pliers
  • Quick-drying wood glue

INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Cut three lengths of wood to size. Top: Use a circular saw to cut a forty-five-degree angle at the end of one of the pieces of wood (right side) and a twenty-two and a half degree angle at the end of the left side. Use the mitre saw to make 22.5-degree cuts at the bottom ends of both side pieces. Bottom: Cut a piece for the bottom of the triangle measuring 31 inches / 79cm.
  2. Sand rough edges of the wood.
  3. Attach the right side to the left side. Pre-drill a small entry hole for the screw.

4 Build the base. Cut the third piece of wood at 31 inches / 79cm.

 Screw left and right sides to the base with screws.


5 Glue the wooden triangle to the middle of the stand (a piece of wood 11 x 6 inches (28 x 15 cm).


6 Stain the wood.

7 Cut a piece of chicken wire and staple it to the back of the triangle.

DECORATING


  • String the lights over the tree.
  • Attach a star garland.



Come on over to the blog to see how I decorated my wooden triangle Christmas tree and for more decorating ideas.


Thank you for visiting today, see you soon!


Jayne


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Suggested materials:

  • Wood   (See blog post for details)
  • Chicken wire   (See blog post for details)
  • Wood stain   (See blog post for details)
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  • Elaine Elaine on Dec 06, 2021

    Beautiful tree...what size screws did you use---in inches.

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