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Learn how to make DIY wood trees for Christmas with wood boards and spray paint. They are a simple, rustic, humble holiday decor idea, perfect for your mantel.
Scrap wood is a DIYer’s dream and for good reason! It can be turned into so many things, and there’s something awesome about using wood that would otherwise be destined for the junk pile or burn pit.
Today, we are using scrap wood and turning it into DIY wood trees for Christmas. All we need is a way to cut the wood, sand it, and paint it!
How to Make DIY Wood Trees for Christmas
Step 1: Gather Supplies
Step 2: Cut wood boards into triangles of varying heights.
We used boards that are 5″ wide and cut them into three triangles that are 12″ tall, 8″ tall, and 5″ tall.
Step 3: Sand the edges and flat surfaces of the wood triangles.
You can use sandpaper to sand by hand, or a palm or orbital sander to speed up the process.
Step 4: Choose colors for the wooden trees.
Paint them with a brush, or you can use spray paint.
We used white, sage green, and gold spray paint.
If you like a classy, clean look, you can leave your wooden Christmas trees just like this!
Display them on your mantel and you’re done.
If you like a more rustic look, you can continue on to the next step.
Step 5: Sand the trees to give them a distressed look.
You can sand all of the sides of the trees, or you can sand just the edges.
I sanded the edges only.
This still gives the trees a more rustic look, but keeps the paint colors looking great too.
And I only sanded the front two sides of each tree.
I left the back sides clean and classy, so now the wood trees can be displayed either way!
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Simple, rustic Christmas decor is a crowd favorite, and for good reason; it is classic, and never goes out of style, no matter how the trends change.
Scrap wood gets new life in this easy project, showing how to make DIY wood Christmas trees!
If you try making these, send me a photo!