Hey there! We are so excited to be back for Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas!
For Day 5, I chose to make a Wooden Ornament Tree and it is completely COLLAPSIBLE! It’s always hard to pack decorations away after Christmas and I thought that making this collapsible would be so helpful come January!
Did I mention it only cost me $10 to build? Here’s how:
This hand saw is the perfect tool for this project! If you don’t have a saw, this is the right place to start and will only cost you $10!
Purchase 3 round dowels at Home Depot.
Cut them down to the measurements above.
Purchase a 2×2 at Home Depot and cut down to measurements above.
You will need a 1/2 drill bit for the next step.
Drill holes at the marked measurements on one side of the 2×2. Tip: I drew a line down the middle of the board to keep holes in the center.
Flip board to the right once and drill holes at the measurements above.
Cut a scrap 1×8 at 7.25”. If you don’t have a scrap, you can purchase a 1×8 at your local hardware store.
Drill a hole into the center of the 1×8.
Drill a hole in the center of the 2×2.
Attach 1×8 and 2×2 with a wood screw through the bottom of the 1×8.
Drill another hole at the top of the 2×2.
Purchase a wood finial at Lowe’s.
Screw finial into 2×2.
I chose to paint my tree in a favorite, Rust-oleum Heirloom White spray paint.
I found it easiest to spray paint the dowels while they were in the tree. Tip: place dowels from longest to smallest from bottom to top to form the shape of a Christmas Tree.
That’s it! I didn’t use any glue on the dowels and the base and final will unscrew for easy storage! I finished it off with some simple (medium sized) silver ornaments and have it displayed on my dining table. The great thing about this piece is that it is so versatile and would look great in any room of your house
I love simple and cheap projects. If you have 2 hours, $10 and a drill, you can make your own too! It is so easy
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