Hello! It’s Ginger from GingerSnapCrafts.com. I am so happy to be a part of the Craftaholics Anonymous® Creative Team this year! I love stopping by each month to say hello & share my latest projects & ideas with you. I’m excited to share this fun DIY Ornament Display Tree tutorial with you today!
Ornament Display Tree
A few months ago I was in charge of our church’s craft night, & I stumbled upon this Crate & Barrel Ornament Display Tree knock off on Pinterest. You’ll have to check out that tutorial. It’s super detailed, & they made two different size trees. I made a few tweaks to make one of my own with some scrap wood in our garage. So let’s get started, & I’ll show you how I made one so you can, too!
6 ft 1×4
6 ft 1×2
nail gun & nails
picture frame wire
needle nose pliers
drill & small drill bit
sander & sand paper
paint & paint brush
You’ll need the 1×2 cut into the following lengths: 23 3/4 inch, 22 1/2 inch & 17 1/2 inch.
You’ll also need a 1×4 cut into a 9 inch base. FYI: You’ll have extra wood! Just save it for another project or another tree. :)
The important part is how you angle the end cuts so your pieces will fit together.
The 23 3/4 piece should have a 50º cut on one end & a 20º cut on other end. The 22 1/2 piece should have a 50º cut on one end & a 20º cut on other end, and finally the 17 1/2 piece should have a 20º cut on both ends. You can use a miter saw to get those cuts. The base piece should just have straight cuts on both ends. Sand pieces as needed.
Then I used a nail gun & a little bit of wood glue to assemble my tree. This is how my tree looked assembled. Next, I painted my tree. I used Butter Cream acrylic paint from DecoArt.
Next using a small drill bit I drilled holes on each side of my tree. I made sure they each matched up to a hole on the other side. I had 5 sets of holes.
Next I got the picture hanging wire, needle nose pliers & wire cutters.
I threaded the wire through the holes, cut them & then twisted them with the needle nose pliers. I then tapped them in gently with a hammer.
Then all I had left to do was hang my ornaments!
Thanks so much for having me over!
Be sure to stop by my blog for more easy DIY projects like this one. :)
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