Recreate Challenge: Holiday Tree Decoration #freeprintable

Hi crafters, I hope you’re having fun decorating for the holidays. I know it’s mid-December but I wanted to squeeze in another “Recreate” project for you. I saw these at Urban Outfitters for $14. Mine ended up being less than $7. These wooden tabletop trees make great additions to your holiday decor at home, in the office, or as centerpieces. I created three tree templates for you to try out, download the template and make your own!

You'll need craft paint, craft brush, pencil, exacto knife and/or scissors

You’ll need thin craft wood ($5-9 at Michael’s, craft paint $1-2, craft brush (a small paintbrush might be easier, pencil, and scissors

1-Cut out the template and trace on thin balsa or birch craft wood. 2-Cut out two pieces. 3-Cut half way from the top on one piece and from the bottom on the other piece. 4-Make sure the cut is about the thickness of the wood. 5-Paint/decorate. 6-Assemble

1-Cut out the template and trace on thin balsa or birch craft wood. 2-Cut out two pieces. The wood should be thin enough to cut with scissors. 3-Cut half way from the top on one piece and from the bottom on the other piece. 4-Make sure the center cut is about the thickness of the wood. 5-Paint/decorate. 6-Assemble

You can create any pattern and pick any colors you like. I freehanded a chevron pattern on mine. If you don’t have craft paint, you can use metallic Sharpies, but they are not as vibrant as paint. Test the different media on scrap pieces of wood before you start decorating. You can also use decorative tape and other embellishments.

I also created a taller tree by adding another row at the bottom. I used the cap of the paint to draw circles on the wood and painted those silver and gold. I think this turned out great!

Polka Dot Tree variation

Polka Dot Tree variation

If you can’t find craft wood, you can experiment with cardboard and other materials. The possibilities are endless. That’s it for now! Have fun crafters!

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