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DIY Scandinavian Christmas Tree – Scrap Wood Project

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While planning our Christmas decorations, I decided to make some new items. I cherish our heirloom decorations, but I wanted something new too. Therefore, I decided to DIY the unique tree decorations, stockings, blanket ladder, and tree box.

Since all our walls are white, we needed something to warm up the decor, so I wanted to add wood tones to our Christmas decor in the dining room. Hence, the Scandinavian Christmas Trees would be accessible using the leftover wood from the blanket ladder and the same vinyl designs I used on my DIY Christmas ornaments.

Trees and gingerbread houses

Trees and gingerbread houses

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Those cute tiny gingerbread houses we made with the leftover wood (you can see how HERE.)

How to Make Wooden Christmas Trees

Supplies and Tools



Wood Tree pattern traced on wood

Wood Tree pattern traced on the wood

Use your printed pattern and trace out the trees on the wood (this will be your cut line.)

To establish the correct angle for each tree size, you will need to line up the traced line on the right side of the tree, starting at the top point. Then push the miter fence to meet the bottom of the woodblock and secure the wall at the angle.

Note: Each size of the tree will be a different angle.

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Cutting the tree at an angel

Cutting the tree at an angle

We added a piece of painter’s tape to mark the center of the saw blade.

Using a piece of upholstery foam to apply wood stain

Using a piece of upholstery foam to apply wood stain

You will turn it over and cut in the same fashion as the first to cut the other side.

Cutting the last side of the tree

Cutting the last side of the tree

Once I cut out the trees, I am ready to sand any rough edges, first with 100 grit sandpaper and then with 220 grit sandpaper.

Unfinished Wooden Trees

Unfinished Wooden Trees

For our favorite staining method, we use a piece of upholstery foam and dip the foam into the stain and apply it to trees. Again, follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the can.

Staining wooden trees

Staining wooden trees


Wooden Trees Stained

Wooden Trees Stained

Wood trees and vinyl decals

Wood trees and vinyl decals


Finished wood trees

Finished wood trees


Pretty wood trees at night

Pretty wood trees displayed during the night with candles


More Beautiful Christmas Tree Ideas

Since our family room was under construction, I wanted some Christmas decorations in the dining room. Therefore, I asked Mr. Kippi to make us a blanket ladder for our Christmas stocking. I made these stockings to match my Christmas decorations in my dining room. You can find my Christmas stocking pattern and instructions in this post.

Farmhouse Christmas Stockings

Farmhouse Christmas Stockings displayed on our DIY Blanket Holder

All of the Christmas ornaments were my favorite DIY project. The embroidery hoop ornaments and bulbs were easy and inexpensive.

Farmhouse Christmas Tree, homemade ornaments, homemade stockings

Farmhouse Christmas Tree, homemade ornaments, homemade stockings, and Scandinavian style wooden trees

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I am using your wooden trees with all your decorations. I made this gorgeous Advent Calendar with craft paper and old Christmas cards; see how I make it HERE.

Advent calendar completed

Advent calendar completed

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Happy Crafting,


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Friday 6th of November 2020

Love these scandi Christmas trees Kippi, now I know what to do with my scrap wood! Gorgeous Christmas stockings and ladder too! Hope you have a lovely weekend!


Tuesday 18th of August 2020

I love these so much and am excited to feature them this week at Charming Homes & Gardens! Thanks so much for sharing the inspiration!

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Monday 17th of August 2020

I love this idea Kippi! Pinned so I can try this later. Be sure to look for your feature on Charming Homes and Gardens this Wednesday.

Ann Butler

Thursday 13th of August 2020

What a great addition to our linky party! We are so happy to have you!

Meg Daves

Thursday 13th of August 2020

Thank you so much for sharing! Your project is absolutely darling!

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