These adorable winter trees were created using $2 packs of wood shims that I purchased from Lowe's!
Wood Shim Trees!
Here is the finished product!
Use a hot glue gun to glue two shims in the shape of a "V" with the skinny sides of the shims connecting.
Continue adding shims on either side to create the tree shape.
Make sure that you are gluing the shims to the inside of the "V" shape.
Repeat this process as many times as you'd like, varying the number of rows that you make to create varying heights of trees. I did three different sizes of trees. The tallest has 6 rows of shims, the middle size has 4, and the smallest only has two.
Glue two shims together facing opposite directions to create a level base. Hot glue that to the bottom of your "V' shapes.
Use small dots of hot glue to attach rows of twine to the trees that you can add decorations to. I used different sizes of wood beads and some stars that I made out of my air dry clay recipe.
You don't have to do this step if you wish for them to be open in the middle and you could even paint or stain them if you'd like!
- Wood Shims (Lowe's)
- Hot Glue (Michael's)
- Twine (Michael's)
- Wood beads (Amazon)