All you need to create these festive and rustic wooden Christmas trees is some scrap wood and a jig saw!
I was at HomeSense the other week – which is my SAHMom version of a luxury vacation – and I was snapping photos here and there of projects that I wanted to buy, but knew I could make for a fraction of the price (even though HomeSense really does have great prices).
One item caught my eye in particular; a wooden Christmas tree that was about 2″ thick.
As luck would have it, I had a 2″x 8″ piece of wood in the garage so I decided to make myself a forest.
There’s not much to these wooden Christmas trees really – I traced a pattern onto my 2×8 board and then cut my trees out with my Bladerunner X2, but you could use a jigsaw just as easily.
I had posted a video on InstaStories, but I can’t seem to find it now to attach to this blog post (shit!) All you missed was a time-lapse video of me cutting what are essentially triangles into the sides of the 2×8 board.
I gave the trees a good sanding and then applied a very light stain and clear coat to protect them.
I did add a bit of sno-flock to the branches, but I’m not sure it made them any better?
I had planned on giving pairs of trees as gifts to friends, but they look so cute on my bookshelves, that I might have to keep them for myself.
I know – I’m such a grinch.
These wooden Christmas trees also make a great centrepiece on my coffee table – interspersed with candles and backlit with my actual Christmas tree:
Easy, cute, inexpensive and a great homemade gift idea.
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Have a great one!