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.