DIY Ornament Display Tree Tutorial

Hello! It’s Ginger from 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

DIY Ornament Display Tree Tutorial. This is so pretty! Great way to display ornaments so kids can't break them. ha!

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!

DIY Christmas Ornament Display Tree TutorialCA ornament display


6 ft 1×4
6 ft 1×2
nail gun & nails
wood glue
picture frame wire
wire cutters
needle nose pliers
miter saw
table saw
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. :)

CA tree tutorial

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.

CA make your own tree

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.

CA tree

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.

CA tree wood

Next I got the picture hanging wire, needle nose pliers & wire cutters.

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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.

CA ornament display tree

Then all I had left to do was hang my ornaments!

DIY ornament display Tree tutorial. Great way to display ornaments so the kids can't break them. ha!

CA ornament display

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Thanks so much for having me over!
Be sure to stop by my blog for more easy DIY projects like this one. :)

Need some DIY ornament ideas for your display? Check these out!

32 DIY Ornament Ideas :: Lots and lots of handmade Christmas ornament ideas and tutorials!

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  1. 1

    Very messy. I made this with rods. Much nicer and cleaner looking than sagging wire. Good try.