Create our minimalistic Christmas tree
Looking to scale down your Christmas tree or want a new centre piece? Why not create our minimalistic version of the classic Christmas tree with decorative red baubles. Simply just follow our easy step by step guide.
Let's go - step by step
Determine the size of the Christmas tree
You need: pocket rule, pencil, Woolden strip
First, decide the size of your crafted Christmas tree. If you make the "long" sides to 60 cm and the short to 45 cm, you get a slightly larger tree, which you can put well on the floor, for example. If you want to use the Christmas tree as a table decoration, choose a smaller size with wooden boards in 40 cm, 40 cm and 30 cm in length. Once you have decided, measure out the correct size on the wooden strips using a measuring tape.
Saw off the wooden strip at the desired angle
To ensure the wooden strips fit into a triangle shape, they must be sawn in the correct angle. Here are the angle for our example:
Board 1: 60 cm in lengthMitre left: 45 degrees (top of the fir-tree) Mitre right: 22.5 degrees (foot of the Christmas tree)
Board 2: 60 cm in lengthMitre left: none (top of fir-tree) Mitre right: 22.5 degrees (foot of the Christmas tree)
Board 3: 45 cm in lengthMitre left: 22.5 degrees Mitre right: 22.5 degrees
In order to cut these angles use a mitre saw. Remember to secure the wooden strip with screw clamps and wear protective goggles.
Sand the corners and edges
Glue the wooden strips in the shape of a triangle
You need: wood glue
Now it's time to create the triangle shape. Using the same example as earlier, here’s how we glued the boards together:
- Board 1 (left) with board 2 (left)
- Board 1 (right) with board 3 (left)
- Board 2 (right) with board 3 (right)
Apply wood glue to the ends and press the strips together to ensure they stick. It’s best to do this at each corner for 30-60 seconds.
Drill the hole for the hook
Attach the hook
You need: pliers, Hook, transparent string, baubles
Now attach the hook into the hole you just drilled. You can do this either by hand or using a pair of pliers, so it’s easier to get into the narrow corner. Then hang the baubles on a transparent string from the hook for the finishing touch.
Your tree is now complete.