Scrap Wood Christmas Tree

As a DIYer and crafter I find myself with a constant surplus of scrap wood laying all over the place! I am also known for not being able to let go of things that I think I may use down the road. When I started seeing some versions of “scrap” trees around I knew that was exactly the project that I needed for my scrap wood pile! So my Scrap Wood Christmas Tree was born!
I started grabbing different pieces of scrap wood from my pile. There are some molding pieces mixed in with some leftover cuts of lumber. Once I had all my wood picked out, I had my hubby cut them to varying lengths to make the shape of a tree. We also cut a long piece of wood for the “trunk”.
Then came the fun part…..painting! This is where I got to have a little fun! I grabbed three different colors of spray paint and some green rit dye. I wanted all of my….branches….to have lots of varying shades of green. The trunk was painted a light creamy brown and then it was ready to assemble!
We used nails to attach all of the wood branches to the trunk. Then the hubby made a little stand with what else? More scrap wood!
I love the varying shades of green in the tree. I had fun dying a few of the wood pieces with some Rit dye. I may or may not have also dyed my hands a little green in the process!
How stinkin adorable is this Scrap Wood Christmas Tree? I think this will look adorable on the front porch or it would make a great no maintenance tree alternative!!!
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Yesterday I did a little round up of my Christmas projects from last year. Come check out my Christmas Revisited 2011.


  1. Hello! I am visiting from Tater-tots & Jello and I am in awe of your creativity! I checked out 2011 roundup too. Wow! I love all your ideas. So cute! Feel free to come decorate my house anytime!

  2. I love this tree! Some of my favorite crafts come out of using those last bits of scraps leftover from other projects. I’ll definitely be keeping this in mind to hopefully try for Christmas next year!

  3. This is too cute! I love anything made with scrap wood or pallets =) I’d love it if you’d share this at my linky party


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