How to Make an Epoxy Christmas Tree With Wooden Circles

3 Materials
$10
3 Hours
Easy

I saw this cool concept of a wooden Christmas tree on Etsy and thought it would be cool to try to make it with epoxy. That's how the idea of this Christmas tree with wood and epoxy was born.

Watch me make it along with other fabulous Christmas decorations.


Wrap melamine board with the tape

Instructions

Step 1 - make a mold

Making a mold isn't as hard as it sounds. And it doesn't have to look perfect, it just needs to be functional and don't let epoxy escape.

Read my tips on how to make a mold on the blog

Arrange it to make 3 triangles


Add silicone at the edges


Step 2 - prepare your materials

For the easier release of the mold, everyone recommended using something. I didn't want to buy a whole can of epoxy releaser since I wasn't sure when I'd be using it again.

So I used vaseline. Just rub it all over your mold and you are good to go!

Mix epoxy as per instructions on the bottle. Don't forget to wear gloves since epoxy isn't very safe to work with.

Step 3 - arrange wood pieces inside the mold

Lay down round circles inside the mold. I like to put a larger circle down and then surround it with smaller ones.

When you like the way wood circles are arranged, pour epoxy over it.

Step 4 - adding epoxy to the mold

For one tree I used clear epoxy, for another one I decided to get creative and add black acrylic paint.

I let it dry overnight.

Step 5. Take it out from the mold and enjoy!




Suggested materials:
  • Epoxy
  • Melamine board
  • Wooden circles
April
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  • Beth Beth on Dec 18, 2021

    Well, they are pretty and it is a really cool idea. I just don't see anything Christmasy about them. But they would look good in a rustic setting.


    • April April on Dec 19, 2021

      Thank you! Well, they could pass as a minimalist rustic Christmas tree 😁

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Dec 22, 2021

    If someone wanted to recreate this project using the same technique, but was aiming for a more 'traditional' christmas tree look, I would suggest instead of using the wood slices, to use mini flat ornaments, such as the examples below:


    • April April on Dec 22, 2021

      That's a wonderful idea!

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