How to Make a Mini Christmas Tree with Wood for Wall or Tabletop

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Today I'm showing you how to make a sweet drift wood mini Christmas tree to enjoy for the Holiday season, and beyond.

mini wood Christmas tree
What's unique about this mini Christmas tree is that it's designed to stand on its own or hang on the wall.


how to make a mini Christmas tree with wood branches
I started with the layout.

Tools involved: a drill, hammer and nails.

I drilled holes into the wood sticks so that the nails would go right through them. And I pre-drilled the stem (hole size smaller than nails). I added a dab of glue as well. Not really necessary, but I wanted to give my mini Christmas tree extra strength!

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Hammering.

how to make mini Christmas tree
Et voilĂ !

wood block for tree base
You need a block of wood for the base and drill a hole in the center. Make the hole just big enough so you can push the stem in. Fill up any gaps with hot glue.

tabletop mini Christmas tree
As a tree topper I used a beautiful scallop shell that I picked up on the beach. As said, this mini Christmas tree can be used as a tabletop tree, or have it sit on a shelf, window sill, or on top of a cabinet. But I wanted it to be a wall Christmas tree.

z-clip to hang wall tree
So I used a simple aluminum z-clip that my husband cut to size for me! One part is attached to the wood block, the other part goes on the wall, then simply clip it on.

wall driftwood tree
Now I need to decide whether I want to decorate the tree or leave it au natural. What do you think? See discussion on My Facebook Page!

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13 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Looks fun!

Gracie's Cottage said...

Love it!!

Jan

Lorraine said...

Very cute. I love easy, pretty projects.

Flotsam Friends said...

Totally cute. Like you Maya. Px

Nantucket Daffodil said...

This is FABULOUS...and looks pretty easy with the right materials. Hope you are enjoying the unseasonably warm weather.

Della said...

Oh so clever! I love this Maya!

maria Luisa said...

Your ideas are always creative, I love everything on your blog and I indicated to my friends who work with wood in the Amazon jungle river.

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Very cute and simple. Love

Beautiful Details said...

Very cute! Love the shell on top!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

So cute Maya! I like it as is. The driftwood is beautiful on it's own.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love this! I would probably do more to it...and go overboard! It's perfect...simple and elegant! ♥

Lili said...

I just love the simplicity of your design Maya! It is perfect with just that shell on top. That is so clever how you designed the base too, it has such a nice clean design. ~Lili

An Island Mom said...

At first I thought you should add ornaments. But now that I've seen it on your wall, I think there is an elegance to leaving it as is.

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