Reclaimed Wood Rustic Christmas Tree

This reclaimed wood project was easy to make and adorable either plain like it is or decorated with your own ornaments... 

christmas branches
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I love making scrap wood Christmas trees here on Homeroad, over the years I've made so many! 

I began with scrap wood leftover from a DIY pot rack I had made a while back for my kitchen. 

hanging pot rack with chains

If you've been following along, you may have seen the Christmas Pallet Pouch I made using some of this wood. 

measuring scrap wood

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I began by cutting my wood into pieces with a 2" difference. 

circular saw and scrap wood pieces

The top one was 2", next 4", 6", 8", and 10". 

If you want a bigger tree you can go even bigger. 

I used one piece of wood for my stem and starting with the 2" piece at the top, I wood glued and nailed the pieces in place. 

I left a space between each branch.   


            wooden tree pieces

If you have specific ornaments you'd like to add to this project, leave enough room between the branches for your ornaments. 

I am making a very plain tree for myself because I like things simple! 

Once the branches were all in place I made a base for my tree. 

This can be done in a number of different ways, I am arranging 4" pieces around the stem and attaching them with wood glue and screws. 

base for Christmas tree

Now that the tree is made you can add a star at the top. 

This can be done by gluing on a rusty star to the 2" piece at the top or by using a knob like I did. 

I drilled a hole in the top piece of the tree then screwed in a mercury glass knob using E6000 to secure it. 

mercury glass knob star

At the bottom of the tree I added Spanish moss using hot glue. 

base of tree with moss and pinecone

The tree stands by itself and like I said can be made any size you'd like. 

Tree with believe sign

I just love the simplicity of this one but you can add a few ornaments if you'd like. 

Christmas tree with knob star

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Rustic christmas tree pin and overlay

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Reclaimed wood tree


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. .