DIY Scrap Wood Merry Little Christmas Tree

I'm attacking my hoard of scrap wood in the basement
 again today with another scrap wood tree.

DIY Scrap Wood Merry Little Christmas Tree.

This time my Christmas tree is extra large, using some of my bigger wood scraps. 

Scrap Wood Merry Little Christmas Tree.

I began by building the tree on a 2x2" post. I attached the boards with wood glue and the nail gun. 

I built a base from 2 pieces of 2x2" that I wood glued and clamped to both sides of the bottom of the tree trunk.

Scrap Wood Christmas Tree.

I gave the tree a quick couple coats of white paint not worrying about being too neat. I wanted some of the wood to show through and then I would distress it with the electric sander. 

White washed Scrap Wood Christmas Tree.

As I tried to figure out what to use as a star I found 3 pieces from old knobs which I painted white. I attached them in a star shape to the top board with a screw. 

DIY White washed Scrap Wood Christmas Tree.

I wanted to add words to the Christmas tree so I printed out what I wanted it to say in Word then transferred the lettering to the wood by scribbling on the back with pencil and tracing over the letters. 

DIY Letter transfer Scrap Wood Christmas Tree.

When all the words were traced onto the tree I used a Sharpie paint stick marker to trace over my letters. 

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I tied on a buffalo check bow and it's done. This one is one for my front stoop!

Have yourself a merry little Christmas tree.

Letter transfer Scrap Wood Christmas Tree.

Just a pile of wood scraps and a little white
paint is all you need to create something 
cute for the holidays!

DIY Have yourself a merry little Christmas tree.

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Susan, I have to confess - I'm about to steal this :) I saw this amazing tree on Instagram first and told myself - great idea, lets make a note for next year.. And guess what - today I passed 2 white chairs on the curb.. So I took it as a sign and i guess I'm building your tree :) Great idea, thank you for sharing!


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