I have been itching to do a DIY project and with Christmas around the corner, my mind is consumed with the holidays! So I used some scrap wood pieces from my DIY Barn Door and created a fun and easy DIY tutorial for you to try!
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- Wood Pieces for Tree: 1 1/2″ W X 1/2″ thick (lengths vary)
- Wood Piece for base
- Miter Saw
- Wood Glue
- Paint or stain (optional)
1- Cut Wood pieces
I recommend cutting each piece to be 2 inches difference in length. For example, below I cut my pieces into 6 in, 4 in, 2 in, and the final peek of the tree. Make sure your miter saw is set at a 45 degree angle.
2- Glue tree pieces together
Next, take your Elmers wood glue and glue each piece together. Make sure to have a wet paper towel close by to clean up any leakage from the glue. Let dry for about 1 hour
3- Cut your truck and stand
I used a 2 inch trunk for my taller tree and a 1 1/2 inch trunk for my shorter tree. I then cut about a 4″ x 4″ stand for my taller tree and a 3″ x 3″ stand for my shorter tree.
The stands can be really any size you like. They just have to be large enough to hold the tree up.
4- Glue Trunk and stand together
Use your wood glue to secure the truck and stand together. Let dry for about 1 hour.
5- Glue Tree and base together
Use your wood glue again to glue the tree and base together. Let dry overnight and tah dah!! Paint them, leave them raw, get creative!
These trees can be made in all types of shapes and sizes. Try out different cut angles for different trees! Merry Christmas and happy DIY-ing 🙂