Hey guys! We are back with Day 4 in our 12 Days of Christmas series!
This might be one of my favorites (actually, I really can’t decide 😉 ) But this DIY Ornament Tree is definitely at the top!
Aren’t they adorable! They only took me about an hour to make and I spent about $15 for both of them!
I’m going to show you how I made them but, make sure you also print the Free Printable Plans! You can click HERE or the image below to print them.
Let’s get started!
I made my 50 degree cuts
Then slid my miter arm over and cut my 20 degree angles on the other ends.
Next, I drilled pilot holes to fit the eye hooks.
Here is where I drilled my holes:
Left (green) piece: 3″, 9″, 18″
Right (red) piece: 6″, 14″, 22″
Left (green) piece: 2.5″, 11″
Right (red) piece: 8″, 16″
My last cuts were the 1×4 bases.
I decided it would be easier to stain the trees before assembling them. I applied one coat of Varathane Early American stain to all sides of each piece. I used a clean cloth to apply the stain then blended the stain 5 minutes later with a separate clean cloth.
I used Gorilla Super Glue Gel to attach the pieces. Typically I would use wood glue but my pieces were already stained.
Then, I used 1″ nails in my Airstrike 18-gauge brad nailer. If you don’t have a nailer, you can just use a hammer and finishing nails.
Now, attach the 1×4 bases the same way.
Now for the finishing touches! I cut one long piece of jute for each tree
and tied a knot at the lowest eye hook.
Then, I thread the jute through each eye hook. I worked my way to the top and tied another knot at the top eye hook.
I found these cute mini ornaments at Marshall’s and thought they would be PERFECT on my new trees 😉
They have a keyring type hook so I was able to just pinch the jute between the rings. If you don’t have something similar, you can just use a small piece of jute and tie the ornaments to the jute on the trees.
I love them! Inexpensive, easy and there are so many ways to change these up and personalize them to your taste!
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