How to Make a PVC Pipe Christmas Tree For Your Holiday Decor

Are you looking to add a unique touch to your holiday decor this year? In this tutorial, I'll guide you through the steps to make a one-of-a-kind PVC pipe Christmas tree. Get your craft tools ready and let's get creating!

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Cutting the PVC pipes

1. Cut the PVC pipes

Cut up varying pieces of PVC pipe to create a unique Christmas tree holiday decoration. I used 1-,1.5-, 2-, and 3-inch pipes and cut them each 2 inches wide.

Spray paint for the pipe pieces

2. Spray paint

After all your pieces are cut, add a quick coat of spray paint.

Paint colors

3. Paint ornaments

Now it's time to paint your ornaments. I chose four different colors from red to light pink to create an ombre effect.

Painting the ornaments

Before painting, I laid out the pieces to get a general idea of placement and then separated out by color so I knew how many of each size to paint. I also took a picture so it'd be easy to recreate.

Sanding the wooden board

4. Sand the wooden board

While your ornaments dry, prepare your background. Make sure to give the wood a good sanding.

Staining the wooden board

5. Stain the wood

Stain the wood that you'll use for the background. You could also paint if you prefer. If staining, remember to wipe off any excess so the color isn't too dark.

Placing the pipe pieces on the board

6. Place the pipe pieces on the board

Once everything is dry, it's time to lay out your tree. Be sure the different sizes are evenly distributed and use those smaller pieces to fill in where needed.

Gluing the ornaments to the pipe pieces

7. Glue the ornaments to the pipe pieces

For attaching the PVC pieces to the backing, use hot glue to attach the painted ornaments. You can do an ombre design like I did or come up with your own colors and patterns.

Gluing the pipe pieces to the board

8. Glue the pipe pieces to the board

Lastly, use a strong adhesive like Gorilla Glue to attach the PVC pieces in place.

PVC pipe Christmas tree

PVC pipe Christmas tree

I hope this video inspired you to create your own PVC pipe Christmas tree this holiday season. What do you think of the tree? Let me know in the comments.

Amber Oliver
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