DIY Rustic Wooden Christmas Tree

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You may know that I am a huge fan of non-breakable Christmas decorations, I also love all things farmhouse.  When these two decorating styles can come together I am ecstatic!

That is why I’m so in love with today’s project! This rustic wooden Christmas tree is farmhouse chic, and something even my kids couldn’t break.  It’s a total win for everyone.

It goes great with every color combonation and works as a stand alone decoration or next to your real tree.

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Can you tell I’m in love? Even better than all of that is how easy it is to create this look! You can easily have this finished in an afternoon, that includes drying time, or take a day and make several to give away as gifts.

The materials you will need for this project are:

  • Wooden Pallet Tree {you can purchase it from Consumer Crafts like I did, or make your own}
  • Brown Metallic Paint
  • Chalk Paint
  • Cricut Explore Air
  • Cricut Faux Leather
  • Glue Dots
  • Fine Grit Sandpaper
  • 20 Gauge Jute

Take your plain wooden tree, make sure it’s clean and dry.

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Use brown metallic paint and a sponge brush to paint the pallet tree. 

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Because I’m not going to sand the middle of the wood I only paint the edges.  Let it dry well, then rub your white soap over the edges of the tree or anywhere you would like the paint to distress. Make sure your soap is white and doesn’t have any perfumes.

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Next paint over everything with white chalk paint.  I chose chalk paint because I like the contrast of the matte chalk paint and the metallic paint.  If you would like a glossy look you could use something other than chalk paint.

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Let everything dry well.  After it has dried use a small piece of fine grit sandpaper to sand over the edges of the tree.  While it is drying you can cut out the leather star for the top of the tree. If you would rather a saying on your tree the adhesive metallic foil would work really well.

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You can find the star on cartridge Folk Art Festival in Design Space, you can customize it to the size you want. Or click on this link to use the already sized star I used for my tree.

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Put your faux leather onto your medium weight cutting mat.  Load it into the machine when instructed to do so.  Turn the dial on your machine to custom. 

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 Then go. When you get to the next screen click on the drop down menu.

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Scroll down the drop menu and choose Cricut faux leather.

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Next click the cut button.  It really is that simple, it will cut the leather for you all you need to do now is weed the unwanted pieces.  The Cricut makes it so easy to cut on so many different materials! I don’t ever worry that my Cricut wont be able to cut something.  Because it tells you step by step what to do it’s easy to learn how to use all the Cricut machines. 

I love the added pop the star gives the tree.  Both my daughter and husband thought the star was made out of tin before I told them it was the faux leather. 

Use glue dots to attach the star to the top of your tree.

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Lastly use two glue dots on the back of the tree to hold you jute in place.

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This tree is light enough you can hang it on the wall or set it on your mantel.  It would be the perfect addition to any Christmas décor.

Merry Christmas y’all!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Comments

  1. very cute and easy. I would totally make this

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