DIY Wooden Christmas Tree
I was looking for a new project to do and because Christmas is just around the corner I went with a Christmas craft project. This would be a great project to do with the kids.
I used 10mm plywood for my project only because that was what I had left over from another project, but any wood can be used. I started by cutting my plywood into 100mm stripes which is the depth of my shelves. I glued the top together and used a clamp to keep the joins together. Then I got bored watching the glue dry so I used a nail gun to secure the join so I could continue. If you don”t have a nail gun, enjoy watching the glue dry.
I am not very good at following drawings so I made it up as I was going along. My top triangle was cut at a 45 degree angle and the rest can be done using a 30 degree angle. I did do some at 45 degrees at the bottom but found I was just creating work for myself. I was taking step by step photos, but when I went to check them later I found I had been taking some not to flattering selfies, so I have attached a diagram (very basic sorry) of my dimensions if you want to use them. After making the top shelf I decided to keep the sides all the same length just to keep it easy to make. I did glue all my joins and used a nail gun just so I could complete my project in one afternoon. I used a table saw to cut all my angles
Once I had all my shelves glued I added a thin sheet of MDF so the Christmas decorations would not fall out. I had planned all along to glue some of the ornaments to the back to make it look fuller. I lay the shelf on top of the MDF and traced the outline so I could cut it out and attached it to the back. Saying that I would not recommend using MDF because I had a lot of problems getting paint to stick to it, so a very thin veneer would work great. I used a nail gun to attach the back, but glue or nails would work just fine.
I used my unicorn spit white paint in the end to paint the shelf then added a silver glitter paint on top, but that does not show up very well in the pictures. Then for the fun bit, adding all my Christmas decorations. I had accumulated lots over the years, mine were mainly Christmas tree decorations.
I used a hot glue gun to secure all the decorations so they would not be falling over all the time. This project is very hard for me to put a cost to because all my materials were recycled or I had them already.
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Published November 15th, 2017 11:56 PM
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Tracey bauman on Dec 19, 2017well I have to say this is a very great idea only one thing that I don't have is Christmas ornaments mine got damaged by a flood but I love this idea right now we have the charlie brown tree up with a few ornaments on it and I lost the ornaments that my son made with his picture inside huh that was a heart broke but I guess you can say that this is very cool
Unique Creations By Anita on Dec 19, 2017Thanks Tracey, you can go and get the plain christmas balls to add a photo in for your new tree. I made some great christmas balls that can be painted on one side and a photo on the other. If you look on my page you will see them. Have a great Christmas.
Bucko2000 on Dec 21, 2020
I was a teacher and received quite a few ornaments over the years. This is a lovely way that I can display them! Thanks. Merry Christmas.
Unique Creations By Anita on Dec 21, 2020
Thank you so much, have a great Christmas.
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