Christmas Tree Tutorial

As you know I am a Pinterist ADDICT! I found this super cute wood tree on Pinterist.

Isn’t that the cutest?! Well I decided that I wanted to make one for Christmas. Only problem…there was no tutorial! So I sent my dad this picture and told him I wanted to make it…and he said ‘consider it done!’ (Just one of the many reasons my dad is so great!)

So here you are….here is MY tutorial for a DIY wood tree.

Step 1: Find some wood. I used 2 pieces of wood that were 3 1/2 inches wide and 12 feet long! But you can use whatever wood you would like.

Step 2: Choose your dimensions! Since our house is small…I decided to make mine a lot smaller than in the picture. I kinda just estimated the dimensions of how I thought it would look best. It doesn’t have to be perfect! It gives it character! 🙂

Step 3: Use a wood saw and cut the wood according to your dimensions(or have your dad do it!) 🙂

Step 4: After you cut the wood, lay the pieces out the way you want to screw them together. After you lay them out, use a sharpie to mark where the screw should go. (To insure a secure hold, use two screws for each piece of wood.)

Step 5: If you have a fancy machine like my dad does (whatever kind of machine that is) you can put the holes in the wood before you use a screwdriver to put the screw in. If not that is ok! Just use a screwdriver and put the screws in the spots you marked in Step 4.

After you are done with the screws…you are done with the construction!

Thanks dad!! (P.S. He liked it so much…we made another one for him to put in his office!)

Step 6: Paint it! I decided to have more of a Christmas theme for mine. So I painted mine red and cream. I watered my paint down just a little so you could still see the marking on the wood.

Step 7: Final step…decorate it! I went to Hobby Lobby and bought ornaments to hang on my tree!

I love it! I just leaned mine against a wall in our house! It makes such a great Christmas decoration and it was so easy to make!

Happy Crafting!

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