Welcome back to Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas. It’s hard to believe how quickly the days have gone by. (Hope you’re having as much fun as I am.) Today, we are making some Colorful Wood Christmas Tree Decorations
Anyway, I’m back with the DIY project I told you about yesterday. You may recall that I was attempting to cut wood and was having some problems. I would love to tell you I rectified the situation, but I can’t. However, I did manage to finish the project without any major accidents with the saw. Check out these DIY Colorful Wood Christmas Tree Decorations.
Or, as I like to call them, my colorful little forest.
Totally cute, right? This collection was inspired by a gift I received last week from my Dad’s wife. She gave me a similar tree with a star on top. I loved it so much I decided to create an entire forest.
DIY Colorful Wood Christmas Tree Decorations
To begin, I started with a 2×6″ board. I measured and cut* the board to create eight triangles (a.k.a. trees).
Side note: I attempted to do this with a miter saw. That was probably not the best choice. It was difficult cutting the diagonal lines because I couldn’t hold on to the trees; almost took a board to the face, etc. It would probably be better to clamp the board onto a sturdy table and use either a jigsaw or circular saw to cut out the triangles. Being a bit of a power tool noob, I didn’t figure this out until after I struggled for hours. If I do make these again, I will update this post with more detailed instructions. Alternatively, you could have someone in your life who is skilled with woodworking do this step for you.
Once your triangles are cut, give them a good sanding.
Next comes the paint. I used acrylic craft paint in a satin finish. I cut the paint with a little water so that it would be less opaque and allow the wood grain to show through.
Once all of the trees were painted and dry. I added some snow (or lights, depending on how you see it).
Using the back end of a paint brush, I carefully added white dots to all of the trees.
And with that, my colorful colorful wood Christmas tree decorations were complete.
I think the final look is modern, yet still festive and whimsical. I’m not quite sure where these are going to end up in my house, but for now they are on the shelves in my dining room.
As I mentioned before, I’m hoping to wrap up my holiday decorating this week so I’m looking for a permanent home for these colorful cuties. On second thought, they just might stay right here.
Even though I struggled a little bit with these guys, they turned out as I had envisioned! I’m loving the color combination, too.
Frohe Weihnachten! (That’s Merry Christmas in German.)