How To Make A Wooden Tree Skirt

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Wow! I can’t believe we are already done with our 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. It has truly been a lot of fun and a labor of love for all involved. Now let’s check out everyone’s Christmas trees.

by the Christmas tree

Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

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They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!

Shirley~Intelligent Domestications I Alli~An Alli Event I Michelle~Our Crafty Mom I Marie~DIY Adulation 

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Leanna~Of Faeries & Fauna I Pam Larmore~P.S. I Love You Crafts I Kelly~North Country Nest I Marie~The Inspiration Vault

Gail~Purple Hues and Me I Lynne~My Family Thyme I Karen~Dragonfly and Lily Pads I Trisha~Blowing Away Out West

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Jaime~Love Jaime I Serena~The Weekend Jaunts I Terri~Christmas Tree LaneJessica~A Southern Mother 

Sam~Raggedy Bits I Rachel~Smart Mom Smart Ideas I Surya~The Busy Mom Club  I Cyn~Creative Cynchronicity

Valeria~Val Event Gal I Yami~The Latino Next Door I Jeannee~Centsably Creative I Tania~Little Vintage Cottage

 Lauren~Wonderfully Made I Vanessa~DIY 180 I Kimberly~A Wonderful Thought I Kim~Everyday Parties I Erica~Erica Ever After


I kept my Christmas tree pretty simple this year because in the old farmhouse days things were simple. That has been my goal the last several years is to simplify. I still have a long way to go, but it’s happening and it’s such a relief.

In keeping with the farmhouse theme I wanted a wood tree skirt and since I’m not going to pay an arm and a leg for one I decided to build it. I’m not a expert at all so kept it pretty simple and I like how it turned out. (There’s that “simple” word again.)

Wood Tree Skirt

Here’s how I made my DIY Wooden Christmas Tree Skirt:

Wooden Tree Skirt Supplies

 

Wood and tools

  • Four 2×2’s cut in 12 inch pieces
  • Eight 1×6’s cut in 24 inch pieces (I used pine picket which is less expensive and I like the rough look. You could also use cedar pickets which are lighter. Because these are fence pickets I didn’t use the rounded tops.)
  • 1 1/4″ nails (I used a nail gun, but you could just hammer the nails in, too.)
  • Wood Glue

Wooden Tree Skirt Directions

 

  • Lay two 2×2’s on the ground 24″ apart. Lay two pieces of picket on top making sure every edge is even. My 2×2’s were a little long because the pickets weren’t quite 6″ wide, so I made the extra 1/2″ legs.

wood pieces

  • Glue and nail the pickets to the 2×2’s.
  • Repeat with another set.
  • Turn the finished sections on their sides and glue and nail two pickets on the top. You may need extra hands for this.

making a wood box

  • Repeat on the other side.
  • Let dry.

box for Christmas tree

That’s all there is to it. You could also have a home improvement store cut the wood for you which makes it more simple. The tree skirt could be stained or painted. There’s so many options.


I’m pretty happy with how the whole tree looks. 

Room with Christmas decor

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

have yourself a merry Christmas sign

instructions for wooden tree skirt

If you’d like to see more Christmas decorations in my home click on the picture below.

Christmas Kitchen


Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop 2018. Intelligentdomestications.com

Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.

Comments

  1. Your wooden tree skirt is such a good idea. Your tree is beautiful.

  2. I love the vintage finish to your tree with the wooden “skirt”. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Your Christmas tree enclosure is perfect. I saw some similar for $100 not in my budget thank you. this is a great alternative I love it. You also have a gorgeous fresh cut Christmas tree sign that is swoon-worthy. Your home looks so cozy and ready for guests

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