This post is sponsored by HomeDepot.
Everyone was so excited about the Holiday Ornament Tree last week when I announced the Home Depot DIH workshop, did you sign up?? I am back today to share how I created mine. At the end of the post you’ll also find my blogger friends sharing theirs, they are all so different and creative, they put a fun spin on the ornament tree.
- 1 – 1˝ x 8˝ x 12´ Common Board
- 1 – 1˝ x 6˝ x 8´ Common Board
- 1 – 1˝ x 4˝ x 6´ Common Board
- 1 – Box #8 x 11⁄4 ˝ Phillips Square Drive Flat-Head Full Thread Zinc Coated Multi-Material Screw (I used my Ryobi Air strike to attach the braces on mine)
- 1 – 27 Count Multi Pack Ornaments
- Circular Saw
- Glue Gun with Glue Sticks
- Measuring Tape or Carpenters Square
- Safety Goggles
- Sanding Block
Measure, mark and cut:
Using a circular saw or miter saw to cut the three (3) 48˝ sections from the 1˝x 8˝ x 12´ Common Board, the two (2) 48˝ sections from the 1˝ x 6˝ x 8´ Common Board and the two (2) 30˝ sections from the 1˝ x 4˝ x 6´ Common Board. See the cut diagram below, you will have a small scrap piece.
Assemble Boards – Lay all five of the 48˝ boards flat on a table interchanging between the 8˝ wide boards and 6˝ wide boards. Leave a 1 ⁄4˝ gap between all of the boards. I used 1/4″ scraps for spacing even between the five boards.
Attach the Bracing – Center – One 30˝ board horizontally across the five 48˝ boards about 3 1 ⁄ 2˝ down from the top, and secure using two wood screws in each board. Repeat on the bottom with the remaining 30˝ board.
For my design, I decided to paint the boards with Folk Art Milk Paint. You can get creative at this point. Any paint or stain that you desire can be used.
To shape the tree, I place 2 pieces of cardboard to create the design in the shape of a tree. I dry fit the ornaments. After I had the spacing like I wanted it, I picked up each ornament and glued them in to place with my hot glue gun.
Check out these amazing ornament trees:
Thistlewood Farms, Live Laugh Rowe, Blooming Homestead, Unskinny Boppy
There’s more be sure to visit these talented blogger too:
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25 thoughts on “Ornament Tree”
Love this project. How tall is your ceiling? What paint color is your mantel?
Thanks so much Sylvia. My living room ceiling is 2 stories tall. Not sure of the measurement exactly. The mantel and surround is SW Gauntlet gray.
Very nice, but the one pictured contains a lot more than the 27 ornaments that the list of materials called for. Be prepared to use twice that many.
Took the class at my local Home Depot. Love the project! We didn’t have a very organized leader so we didn’t get to finish ours. I will finish this week and shoot you a pic. Of course I had a bunch of other ideas you could do using the idea of this project. Thanks for inspiring and sharing info like this!
I just keep coming back to this! Got to find a place for something along these lines in our new home. Thanks!
I love this idea… I love new things to do for Christmas and can’t wait to try this too. I really enjoy your blog and thank you for sharing.
Your ornament tree is beautiful Debbie. I’ve seen trees like this for years on Pinterest and always wanted to make one. I think you have inspired me to finally do it!
Now, I’m off to check out ALL of the other creative bloggers’ trees.
great tutorial on a beautiful project!
Debbie – as always this is another gorgeous DIY! Your tree and color choice is beautiful! PS – we need to borrow Murphy 🙂
Thank you so much!! Murphy loves the blogging world, I’ll check her schedule 😉