This DIY scrap wood block Christmas Tree is a FAVORITE amongst many of you during my Live Videos. Here is how I put it together.
Here’s What I used:
- 16 2 inch long pieces of 2×2 (you can pick up 2×2 boards at Lowes for pretty cheap and cut them yourself, or find some wood block toys on amazon, or in the store that you could use for this project)
- Different Shades of Green Paint. It doesn’t matter if its chalk paint or acrylic paint. Both will work
- Dark Wax, Stain, or watered down Brown Paint. I used the waverly antique wax from Walmart
- E6000 or Wood Glue
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun
- A 3 inch wood circle. You could use a square one if you wanted to.
- Paint Brush
- Sanding sponge
I started with painting 15 of my blocks, alternating between 2 different colors of green.
I stained one of the pieces brown with the waverly antique wax. This will be the tree trunk.
I applied some of the wax to each block to give it more dimension. I then took my sanding sponge and distressed the pieces a bit.
I started attaching the blocks together alternating the colors. I found it easiest to do the rows first, and then attach the rows together. 5 Blocks at the base and then take one away until you get to the top which will be 1 block. I used the E6000 to make sure every thing would stay together for a long long time. The Hot Glue helps it to stay together while the E6000 Sets.
I attached the wood circle to the bottom using both E6000 and Hot Glue. Then I added a rusty snowflake to the top with a cute little raffia bow to finish it off. Don’t be afraid to let your creativity take over. Imagine a White woodblock tree, or you could take some extra wood blocks and make them look like presents to scatter around the bottom. Use fun ribbon or keep it simple with raffia. You could even add some twinkling lights to it, or little ornaments. The possibilities are endless!
I kept mine simple, but the possibilities really are endless!
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PIN IT FOR LATER
Thanks Y’all- Lizzy
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What grit of sand block do you use?
The ones I use the most come from Dollar Tree and they are a medium grit, 150 grit.