Inside: Build your own DIY Wooden Christmas to hang on your wall all winter long. A simple DIY tutorial using scrap wood and paint and basic tool supplies.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Mid-November and I’m ready to put those pumpkins away for another year and get out the holiday greens and garlands. I’m happy to say Black+Decker Canada is sponsoring this post so I can show you how I raided my scrap wood pile and created the cutest little DIY Wooden Trees to hang on your walls all winter long!
While you’re here, you might also want to check out some of my other winter and holiday projects, including these adorable potted paper Christmas trees, DIY Buffalo Plaid wood crates and monogramed glitter wood slice ornaments!
Supplies you’ll need to make your own DIY Wooden Trees:
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- scrap plywood
- Black+Decker 20V circular saw or a hand saw
- a level
- Black+Decker Mouse Sander
- Chalk Style Paint in your colours of choice
- a super duty glue gun (this one is awesome!!)
- picture hanging supplies
- Black+Decker Picture Hanging Tool
AND… if you’re looking for a great gift this All in One Project Kit is a steal!
How to assemble your DIY Wooden Trees
The first thing you want to do is cut down your scrap wood. I had a rectangular piece left in the shop, so I used the corner for my tree top and drew parallel lines across the board, making cuts to create my branches. I used the leftover cuts to make the branches on my second tree. (In case you didn’t think I love ‘using everything to its fullest potential’ haha)
I had a couple 1×2 boards and an old shelf board I chopped down to form my tree trunk. I’m sure you know by now that I’m not really a ‘perfectionist’ when it comes to my wood crafts. I don’t measure precisely unless I absolutely must. In this case, I decided how tall I wanted my trees and cut 🙂 They are about 24″ or so.
Then I lined up my branches on my trunks to make sure I like the spacing. The second tree was a bit trickier because I used mitred corners – but eventually I got there. In truth, if you’re afraid of wood crafts, this is a great starter project because it lets you experiment with all sorts of different angled cuts. I used my mouse sander to take the hard edges down a bit. Man! This thing is GREAT for crafting!!
Next was paint. I used a variety of different greens and whites to bring my trees to life. Then I scuffed them up a bit with sand paper.
I used some glaze on a few of the branches to give each on a distinct look. I poured it on randomly and then wipe it in and off with a rag to get a distressed look. Such a fun technique I’d like to use more often.
Putting the trees together with this 20V Cordless Glue Gun was kinda fun LOL If you’ve been a reader for a while, you might have noticed that before this project, I was the not-so-proud owner of the worst glue gun in history. This Glue Gun is like owning a Mercedes after driving a jalopy LOL SO. MUCH. BETTER. And because it’s stronger, I’m more comfortable using it on slightly heavier materials like this plywood.
After it all dried, I tacked a hanger on the back and used the Picture Hanging Kit to put them up in….. the new (almost complete) foyer!!! I love the green against the navy, don’t you?!
Other ways to Decorate with Wooden Accents for the Holidays
If you’re looking for more wooden tree and scrap wood inspiration, there’s lots out there!
- I adore this scrap wood wreath by Making it in the Mountains
- I am seriously considering making a log reindeer like Designer Trapped In a Lawyer’s Body
- The DIY Dreamer has a lit version of a scrap wood tree that is really cute and easy to do!
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