These easy to build outdoor Christmas trees will add sparkle to your entry.
Christmas is fast approaching! One of the things I look forward to each year is decorating the outside of our home. I love the magic of Christmas lights at night.
After getting the lights on the house, we still needed some more sparkle for our entry. So I partnered with Kreg Tools and their new project plan site, BuildSomething.com, to make these outdoor Christmas trees from 2x4s!
Wood Christmas Trees
These Christmas trees are so easy to build. And if you have left over 2x4s pieces from other projects, the is a great way to use them up.
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Plus, since the 2x4s don’t really need to perfectly straight, you can use up any slightly bowing or twisty boards on this project. I know I had a few of those pieces laying around waiting to become firewood. But not anymore!
But if you have to buy wood to make these wood Christmas trees, don’t worry… 2x4s and 4x4s are cheap!
To make both Christmas trees, it only takes (1) 10′ 4×4 and (4) 8′ 2x4s. All the wood cost me less than $25 at my local Home Depot.
Outdoor Christmas Tree Details
To finish off these outdoor Christmas trees they needed a base. Something that would help the 4×4 center stand easily, but look amazing at the same time.
I found these metal Christmas buckets at Michael’s Arts and Crafts. The base of the bucket is about 5 1/2″ diameter, which fits the 4×4 perfectly.
Then to keep the tree upright in the bucket, it was easy to mix up a bit of concrete and fill the bucket. Now the 2×4 outdoor Christmas trees are sturdy and look great!
And as much as I loved the way the Christmas trees looked during the day… I wanted them to look even better at night! So I added Christmas lights.
The Christmas lights were easily added to the 2×4 branches of the tree with none other then… hot glue!
I love that the hot glue is not visible, but the Christmas lights stay were I want them. And if I ever decide to remove the lights, it is easy to do.
Build Plans for Christmas Trees
If you are ready to make your own 2×4 Christmas trees to decorate your porch, I am sharing the free build plans over on BuildSomething.com today!
Click here for the complete build plans.
And now the outside of our home is starting to look like Christmas!
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Friday 3rd of January 2020
I love this! Can you tell me where you found the lights? I've been looking for these exact ones!
Friday 3rd of January 2020
Thanks Elana! I bought them at the Home Depot this Christmas. They had lots of different color options for the these pinecone shaped ones.
Thursday 12th of December 2019
Kati, I love these. I am hoping to get finished with the other stuff I have planned to make these as gifts for my family.
I have learned sooooooooo much from you (I took your Create with wood and it was such a game changer for me). Thank you for your talent, willingness to share, and ability to make it all understandable.
Monday 30th of December 2019
Thanks so much for the comment Sharon! I am so happy to hear you learned so much from the course. Hope you had fun making Christmas gifts this year!