Easy Christmas Craft {Wooden Christmas Tree}

Hey Homelovers!

I have an easy Christmas craft for you today. If you have any wood from left over projects then this is gonna be super easy and cheap:0) If not,  it’s still gonna be super easy and cheap! Ha!

Easy Christmas Craft

What your going to need to make this wooden tree is a few things.

  • A miter saw/compound miter saw
  • 1×1’s or any size your please (5-6ft worth)
  • wood glue or liquid nail,
  • favorite stain color(mini wax gel in walnut)
  • cheap sponge brushes or rags
  • optional star ornament
  • hot glue gun
  • ribbon

For the first step your going to want to start out at  by cutting a 12 inch long piece of wood and then work your way up 1/2 in at a time.

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So 12, 11.5, 11, 10.5 etc. I actually just eyed it BUT I think the 1/2 theory should work fine:0)

For the base piece use a 3.5 inch piece.

Then begin to stack up the wood and stagger them just slightly. At the same time add enough glue to make sure that it will dry nice and firm! I used about 3 dots. One towards the middle and then on both sides.

*PUT THE BOTTOM PIECE ON AFTER EVERYTHING IS DRIED! BELIEVE ME:0) It’s a lot easier that way:0)

Here’s what I mean by staggered….

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Once your tree has dried and you’ve attached the base then your going to want to take a piece of sandpaper and sand down all the rough edges and pick off any glue that  may have made it’s way into the seams.

Next, pick out a nice stain and begin to stain the tree with your desired stain color. I used MINI WAX gel in walnut . I had it left over from another project and it worked perfectly!  I love using these cheap foam brushes for just about everything and they worked great on this project! You could also use the rags that are made for staining projects:0)

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Let the project dry.

You can add a decorative topper like I did by using a star ornament and some hot glue or you can leave it as is. Either way it’s beautiful.

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I also used some paper ribbon to wrap the base. You can find this at the TomKatStudio!

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That was pretty simple right! Happy Tuesday folks!

Have you started any Christmas crafting yet, or do you leave it to the stores to do that for you;0) Let me know!

Looking for another Christmas craft? Learn how to make a floating sign here!

Linking up to some parties too!

 

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Destiny is the founder of Just Destiny Mag, an online publication that focuses on home living and lifestyle. She is a native of the beautiful state of Arizona where she raises her beautiful children right along side with Mr.Right. She believes her destiny is so related with everything beautiful and that those beautiful things can come in experiences, food, fashion, family, photography and laughter to make a beautiful life!

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17 Comments on Easy Christmas Craft {Wooden Christmas Tree}

  1. Kim
    December 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm (2 years ago)

    Cute cute idea for a tree.

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    • Destiny
      December 4, 2012 at 6:38 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Kim! Linking up to YOUR party!! xoxo

      Reply
  2. Lucy
    December 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm (2 years ago)

    I love this! I love wooden trees. I have several of them all over my house!! Yours is beautiful!

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    • Destiny
      December 4, 2012 at 6:37 pm (2 years ago)

      I think I’m going try to make some other ones! I love wooden decor! So organic:0)

      Reply
  3. Amy
    December 4, 2012 at 4:53 pm (2 years ago)

    LOVE this tree, so simple and beautiful.

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    • Destiny
      December 4, 2012 at 6:37 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Amy!:0)

      Reply
  4. Linda @ it all started with paint
    December 4, 2012 at 6:40 pm (2 years ago)

    Okay, I just adore this project idea so very much that I pinned!

    Thanks for the fabulous inspiration! :) Linda

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    • Destiny
      December 4, 2012 at 6:45 pm (2 years ago)

      Why thank you Linda! Your the best! P.S. I love it too:0) I can say that right! ha! xoxo

      Reply
    • Destiny
      December 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Jeanette! I will check it out!!

      Reply
  5. Brenda
    December 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm (2 years ago)

    I love to see all the different ideas people come up with for Christmas decorations!

    Reply
  6. Andrea Worley
    December 10, 2012 at 8:37 pm (2 years ago)

    So simple and cute! Love the rustic charm it adds to holiday decor!

    Reply
    • Destiny
      December 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Kelly! Never heard from you:0( You can email me at destiny@aplaceforusblog (dot) (com) Hope it didnt get buried in spam!

      Reply

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