How to Make a Wooden Christmas Tree Display!


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How to Make a Wooden Christmas Tree Display!  It's Christmas in July!   This wooden Christmas tree display is painted in bright, non-traditional Christmas colors, it really just screams Christmas in July!   Learn how easy it is to make a Wooden Christmas Tree Display in just a few minutes!

How to Make a Wooden Christmas Tree Display!


It's Christmas in July!


This wooden Christmas tree display is painted in bright, non-traditional Christmas colors, it really just screams Christmas in July!


Learn how easy it is to make a Wooden Christmas Tree Display in just a few minutes!



How to Make a Wooden Christmas Tree Display!  It's Christmas in July!   This wooden Christmas tree display is painted in bright, non-traditional Christmas colors, it really just screams Christmas in July!   Christmas in July is a big deal in the South states, as well as our friends in the southern hemisphere...as this is their Winter season, so they want in on the cold Winter Christmas vibes.   For anyone in the northern hemisphere, use this week as a chance to get some projects done before the craziness of the holidays is here.   Learn how easy it is to make a Wooden Christmas Tree Display in just a few minutes!


Christmas in July is a big deal in the South states, as well as our friends in the southern hemisphere...as this is their Winter season, so they want in on the cold Winter Christmas vibes.


For anyone in the northern hemisphere, use this week as a chance to get some projects done before the craziness of the holidays is here.


Christmas in July is a big deal in the South states, as well as our friends in the southern hemisphere...as this is their Winter season, so they want in on the cold Winter Christmas vibes.   For anyone in the northern hemisphere, use this week as a chance to get some projects done before the craziness of the holidays is here.


Do you stick to traditional colors for the holidays?


Red, Green, Gold, Silver?


Or do you change your color scheme up?


Have you ever done a bright non-traditional Christmas tree?


I love mixing up my Christmas decor every year.


Last year my Christmas tree was green with red and gold ornaments.


The year before, my tree was white with bright and colorful ornaments.


Probably go colorful again this year.


Do you stick to traditional colors for the holidays?   Red, Green, Gold, Silver?   Or do you change your color scheme up?   Have you ever done a bright non-traditional Christmas tree?   I love mixing up my Christmas decor every year.   Last year my Christmas tree was green with red and gold ornaments.   The year before, my tree was white with bright and colorful ornaments.   Probably go colorful again this year.

Growing up, my mom decorated our Christmas tree a little differently each year too. I am quite sure that is where my love for changing things up came from. 


One year I did a bright and colorful tree.


Another year I had a blue and silver tree.


I've done traditional...I've even done minimalist.


I make and thrift decorations and then pass them on at the end of the season.


I have one shoe box full of the treasured decor...but I don't hoard a lot of ornaments and Christmas tree decorations.


These little wooden triangle trees are so simple but make a big statement.


They are great for mantle, entry way table, bookshelf, down the center of the table on a table runner, as a background to a Christmas village or nativity set, or shelf decor.


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Growing up, my mom decorated our Christmas tree a little differently each year too. I am quite sure that is where my love for changing things up came from.    One year I did a bright and colorful tree.   Another year I had a blue and silver tree.   I've done traditional...I've even done minimalist.   I make and thrift decorations and then pass them on at the end of the season.   I have one shoe box full of the treasured decor...but I don't hoard a lot of ornaments and Christmas tree decorations.   These little wooden triangle trees are so simple but make a big statement.   They are great for mantle, entry way table, bookshelf, down the center of the table on a table runner, as a background to a Christmas village or nativity set, or shelf decor.    Shop Plaid Online for all your paint supplies and get 15% off your order using the code: DOODLECRAFT15

Supplies Needed for Wooden Christmas Tree Display:


  • 5 Wood Triangles (I had my husband cut scrap wood into isosceles triangles)
  • Plaid FolkArt Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint in 5 Colors (this is my favorite variety pack)
  • Paintbrush
  • Sand Paper or Nail File

Supplies Needed for Wooden Christmas Tree Display:  5 Wood Triangles (I had my husband cut scrap wood into isosceles triangles) Plaid FolkArt Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint in 5 Colors (this is my favorite variety pack) Paintbrush Sand Paper or Nail File

Step 1: Painting 


I asked my husband if he could cut a few triangles for me from scrap wood.


I love having a wood shop and handy man at my disposal.


Begin by painting a light coat of paint on the top surface and edges of the first triangle.


Step 1: Painting   I asked my husband if he could cut a few triangles for me from scrap wood.   I love having a wood shop and handy man at my disposal.   Begin by painting a light coat of paint on the top surface and edges of the first triangle.

Repeat the basecoat painting for each of the triangles.


I like to use the multi-surface paint because it is a little bit thicker and coats it really nicely.


Repeat the basecoat painting for each of the triangles.   I like to use the multi-surface paint because it is a little bit thicker and coats it really nicely.

Work over a piece of unprinted scrap paper, or balance the triangles on something like a glass, so the edges can dry without sticking to the paper.


Work over a piece of unprinted scrap paper, or balance the triangles on something like a glass, so the edges can dry without sticking to the paper.

After the paint  has dried, paint the backside of each of the triangles and let that dry completely.


Then touch up the front of the wooden Christmas tree triangles or do a full second coat of paint, if desired.


I like seeing some of the wood grain through the paint. 😉 


After the paint  has dried, paint the backside of each of the triangles and let that dry completely.   Then touch up the front of the wooden Christmas tree triangles or do a full second coat of paint, if desired.   I like seeing some of the wood grain through the paint. 😉

Step 2: Sand Edges


After the wooden Christmas trees are completely dry, use the sand paper or nail file to gently buff off the edges of the paint, letting the wood show through.


I love the distressed edge look.


It's easy, looks great and helps you relax if a child gets a hold of it.


Step 2: Sand Edges  After the wooden Christmas trees are completely dry, use the sand paper or nail file to gently buff off the edges of the paint, letting the wood show through.   I love the distressed edge look.   It's easy, looks great and helps you relax if a child gets a hold of it.

You can finish it off with clear lacquer for a shiny finish, or leave them exactly as is for the perfect wooden Christmas tree display.


These would look cute as a background element to a Christmas village!


You can finish it off with clear lacquer for a shiny finish, or leave them exactly as is for the perfect wooden Christmas tree display.   These would look cute as a background element to a Christmas village!

I love the statement painted pieces, but you could add details, decorations or patterns!


They would be cute painted with Nordic designs, sweater vibes, plus signs or Swiss cross, polka dots, stripes and more.


They could be decorated with felt flowers, sprigs of holly and little felt peppermints too!


They would also look fabulous with some patterned vinyl, like this post.


I love the statement painted pieces, but you could add details, decorations or patterns!   They would be cute painted with Nordic designs, sweater vibes, plus signs or Swiss cross, polka dots, stripes and more.   They could be decorated with felt flowers, sprigs of holly and little felt peppermints too!   They would also look fabulous with some patterned vinyl, like this post.

That's it!


Get a head start on the holidays while the weather is warm, you feel like working in the garage or shop, you have a little extra time on your hands.


Trust me, your future self will thank you!


I love Christmas in July!


Make a wooden Christmas tree display today!


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How to Make a Wooden Christmas Tree Display!  It's Christmas in July!   This wooden Christmas tree display is painted in bright, non-traditional Christmas colors, it really just screams Christmas in July!   Learn how easy it is to make a Wooden Christmas Tree Display in just a few minutes!










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