Ok, today I’m sharing one of my favorite Christmas projects to date! Yes, that is a big statement but I just love how my little DIY Wood Christmas Trees turned out! I will be using a lot of trees in my decor this year and these are the first of many you will be seeing around here. Can you guess what they are made out of?
Did anyone guess Plate Joining Biscuits? I have seen these in the tool section so many different times and I’ve been waiting for the right project to use them. They come pre-cut and all I had to do was glue them onto styrofoam cones.
They are pretty self explanatory on how I made them, but I will show you a few little tricks I learned along the way.
– (about) 100 biscuits per tree
– 6″ Styrofoam cones (I bought mine at the dollar store)
– Hot glue
To start the trees, I worked from the bottom up so I could easily overlap the biscuits. I also didn’t want to see any of the styrofoam underneath so I started the row in the middle of the biscuit (pictured above) and had an overhang. Don’t worry, the trees will stay perfectly upright once the first row is in place.
And then you keep gluing and gluing and stacking, trying to keep the styrofoam hidden. I tried to keep even rows around but you could be more random for a different look.
Once I got to the top, I had to get a little creative. The cone didn’t come to a point and I didn’t want to see it, so I gently tilted the last row of biscuits inward so they created a nature looking top of a tree.
And that my friends is it! If you don’t like the natural look, give them a coat of metallic spray paint or paint them white and add some glitter :)
I can’t wait to show you more!*This post contains affiliate links.
Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.ca says
I love these Taryn, such a great idea, they turned out amazing.
What size plate joining biscuit did you use?
Taryn, these are amazing! I woke up to these this morning in my subscription box. I’d have to say they are my fave Christmas projects I’ve seen too!
What a great touch for the holidays, I really like them a lot. Thank you for sharing such a great idea.
Thank you for giving us your time as you must be very busy with little man and MIss E and the hoildays.
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Wow they look great.. Simple DIY trees!! Great idea!!
Cindy Eikenberg says
Hi Taryn – these are gorgeous! Visiting from i heart naptime and pinning – have a wonderful weekend!
Visiting from I Heart Naptime, what a great idea! I will have to take a look next time I am at the home improvement store! Thanks for sharing!!
This is such a cute idea. you could do it in different colors.
Viki Brennan says
Love this idea and can’t wait to try it. The wooden rounds are a great way to display the tree. It would also look good glued to a candlestick. I make trees out of fabric yo-yos and I have the same problem at the top. Lately I have tried the round wooden balls sold in craft stores and they look pretty good. Depending on the size of the cone, wooden finials might also give a whimsical top. Do you have any that you have painted?