The holidays are upon us, I love this time of year. There are so many family gatherings, cozy days spent at home, and the holiday decor is it’s own wonderful beast. I go all out with my home this time of year, all of which you will be seeing this Monday. I always create a few new crafts to help fill in any holes within my decor, this Christmas tree craft using scrap wood is one of many craft ideas I will be sharing in the coming weeks. Get ready for a ton of craftiness and Christmas themed decor.
Guy, when I say this is simple it really, REALLY is! I used a bunch of wood scraps and left over supplies. If you are not a hoarder like me this can still be done simply and low cost. The great idea with this is that you can go big with this idea or keep it small. I made this craft to be a small addition to my decor, but going big for this as a full wall feature would be an amazing option.
Since this Christmas tree craft using scrap wood is so simple I decided to create it in a collage instead of drawing out the steps. This is easy stuff, or as the (my) kids say “easy, peezy, lemon squeezy” Here is what I did to make this cute craft happen,
- I had a simple pine piece of wood that was left over from other projects. I painted it a bright and Christmasy red.
- Using a bunch of scarp pieces of wood, also left over from a project.
- I stained them a dark walnut stain. I am in love with this color!
- I created the rough formation of the first layer to this scrap Christmas tree. Then using hot glue gun, glue each individual piece down.
- I glued down the first layer.
- Using the same steps and lay the second layer to the Christmas tree down.
- I had a beautiful and rustic tree. I decided to make this look like a true Christmas addition.
- Using glitter glue, I painted it on.
- Then went glitter crazy! I turned this tree into a true Christmas tree and perfect for a winter wonderland!
That is it! I am loving this quick and simple crafts, just like my 5 minute topiary idea this is done within a short time frame too. Probably the longest part of this project is waiting for the wood stain to dry. This time of year I need quick ideas, between the gatherings, present shopping, wrapping of those gifts and the gazillion school functions my kids have this time of year I need to cut corners on time wherever I can. Although, technically not decorating at all would give me plenty of time, but that is not an option for me.
Decorating for this time of year is so fun. I used bright pops or red, with accents of green. It all feels so warm and inviting.
My home is ready to go for Christmas, except for the Christmas tree. We always wait to do that until after Thanksgiving, while everyone else shops till they drop on black Friday we turn up the Christmas music, have hot chocolate, light a fire in the fireplace and decorate our tree. My kids have been antsy to get to decorating. I assume they think that the sooner it is decorated the sooner Christmas will come. Which luckily is not the case, I think “Santa” has been a slacker this year and has zero gifts ready to go. Yep, it is a relief to have Christmas tree craft using scrap wood like this that are simple and quick to make. I need all of that extra time to make a list, check it twice and get to making those special people in my life feel even more special with the perfect gifts. Now that my home is decorated, my halls have been decked and the stockings are hung I at least have a cozy home to return to with the crazy business of this season.
On Monday my Christmas home tour will be up on the blog, be sure to check back! When do you start decorating for Christmas?