Guest post: DIY Christmas Tree

Sunday, 9 December 2012


I am happy to jump in here at My Scandinavian Home this second Sunday of Advent. My name is Mette and my blog is called Make-Living which has a DIY focus.
This Christmas tree DIY idea came to me when I saw a picture of a similar one over at Tierlantijn but couldn't order it. It's similar to the one in shown in a Christmas post last year here on MSH and that has been doing the rounds on Pinterest. I Hope this little Christmas DIY inspires you too! :)
 








This Christmas tree is quite neat. You can make it as big as you like, and can have it both indoors and outdoors. And the best thing is that it lights up any dark space at home without needles all over the floor…..And you can use it year after year!!!   

What you need:
  • One wood panel approximately 7 cm wide for the tree trunk, which you can make as tall as you like ( mine is about 1 meter)
  • A number of 7 cm wide wood panels for the branches (I have used 7). Cut the branches in staggered lengths so that they form the shape of the tree you would like. I made a triangular template in the shape I wanted and then cut the branches accrording to this.
  • Nail the branches onto the trunk at an approximate distance of 5 - 7 cm
  • I used a special grey wood stain (not paint) to give the wood an old touch

All photographs Make Living

How about you? Do you have any plans for Christmas DIY that you'd like to share with My Scandinavian Home and Make-Living? I'd love to hear your ideas.

PS. Thank you my lovely man for helping me put this Christmas tree together and thank you Niki for letting me share my Christmas DIY here on My Scandinavian Home.

Happy 2nd Sunday of Advent to you all!

11 comments:

  1. Fantastic idea, thanks for sharing...

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  2. Me encanta la idea. Las imágenes preciosas.

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  3. What a cool idea, it looks so simple and yet really stylish. :) Want this in my future apartment! x

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  4. What a great idea! It looks wonderful with the lights draped over it...and would be particularly good if you don't have the space for a big traditional tree.

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  5. Hello Mette, so nice to meet you! I love your DIY christmas tree - so simple yet so festive. Heading over to your blog now! :) Will x

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  6. Awesome idea! You could even drill little holes into the slats to hang ornaments :)

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  7. Hello Mette,thx fot your inspirations, they are great, I have found your blog some days ago - fantastic too :-)

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  8. Beautiful Idea !

    Thanks for sharing !

    Melanie

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  9. Thank you all for your nice comments! It makes me happy that you liked it.
    Ashley, I liked your idea of drill little holes into the slats to hang ornaments!!! Just a perfect idea, thank you for sharing with us.
    I hope you all had a nice weekend! Take care!
    /Mette

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  10. So simple and pretty! I am loving the idea of a smaller version of this for my office desk!

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