Wooden Christmas Tree

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Wooden Christmas Tree

Make a small 28cm (11") wooden Christmas tree out of dowel craft sticks, decorate it with ice crystals and embellishments and place it in a beautiful porcelain bucket - perfect for the table and sideboard.

Cut pieces of the crafts sticks in different sizes. For this project the pieces cut are:

  • 1 x 16cm long (used as the tree trunk) of the 10mm dowel stick
  • 2 x 10cm long of the 10mm dowel stick
  • 2 x 8cm long of the 10mm dowel stick
  • 2 x 6cm long of the 10mm dowel stick
  • 2 x 8cm long of the 4mm stick
  • 2 x 6cm long of the 4mm stick
  • 2 x 4cm long of the 4mm stick

You can of course add more as you build the tree. You will also need to cut a 2cm height cork.

Using a craft knife remove some of the centre of the cork to make a hole that will help set the 16cm long dowel stick. Glue the stick to the cork.

Using a round file create a recess in the middle of the the sticks. This will help them set in place easier and will look better. If you are using a strong glue you can avoid this step.

Starting about 4cm from the cork, place the longest sticks in an asymmetrical way. Leave about 1 - 1.5 cm between them.

Continue with the 4mm sticks.

Wrap some binding twine among the sticks and the trunk. This is only for decorative purpose.

Using a palette knife, place some snow paste on the edges of the sticks.

Sprinkle with the ice crystals and lightly press them onto the paste to set them well. Let the paste dry well. Remove the excess ice crystals.

Glue a full size cork in the centre of the bucket and then glue the tree on top of that.

Cut a round piece of fabric. Open a hole in the centre of the same diameter of the dowel stick and place it around the base of the tree, covering the space of the bucket. Alternatively you can fill the bucket with raffia, snow, decorative candle gravel or anything you desire.

Decorate the tree with the pinecones, the beads and the bells. Tie a bow to the handle of the bucket and place a star clip. ♥

Products Mentioned

  • 10mm Beech Wood Dowel Craft Sticks - 5pcs 90mm
  • Buddly Crafts 15mm Stars Metal Claw Stud Rivets - Silver Tone 50pcs #V5
  • Buddly Crafts 6mm Spacer Beads - 125pcs Silver SP2
  • Buddly Crafts Round Wooden Beads - 100pcs Red & White
  • Collall All Purpose Tacky Glue - 100ml
  • Hobby & Crafting Fun 4mm Glass Pearls 80pcs - Red #7705
  • Hobby & Crafting Fun 6mm Acrylic Diamond Beads Trio - #0608
  • Knorr Prandell 100cm (39
  • Knorr Prandell 6mm Satin Ribbon Roll 10m - Red #115
  • Knorr Prandell Crafts Wine Corks - 200g Assorted
  • Knorr Prandell Deco Paper Clips - Star Silver 32mm
  • Knorr Prandell Flax Binder Twine - 20m Natural
  • Knorr Prandell Liberty Bells 24pcs - 10mm Silver #6164
  • Knorr Prandell Natural Decorations - 35g Small Alder Cones #1022
  • Knorr Prandell Ø 3mm Beech Wood Craft Sticks 25pcs - 20cm #201
  • Knorr Prandell White Porcelain Bucket - 7.5cm x 8cm #220807
  • Stick It! Hot Melt Glue Gun - UK Plug STI 2000
  • Viva Decor Artline Structure Paste 250ml  - 101 White Grained
  • Viva Decor Eiskristall - 200g Ice Crystals

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Hi! My name is Kyriakos and I live in Greece. I enjoy learning new techniques and mixing various materials in my projects. My favourite materials are metallic foils, charms and wires which you can see in the photos on my website.