Years ago I made a set of Wooden Christmas Trees (with lights) with my Mom and sister Emily. I think it was back in 1999, I should check under my Mom’s trees, she always writes the year on her projects (such a great idea!). I’ve been wanting to make a new set with a brighter color (my previous set is forest green). When my fellow BEHR DIY Experts asked if I wanted to join them in BEHR Holiday Hues blog hop, I knew this project would be perfect!
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Wooden Christmas Trees with Lights
– Wood (We used left over pieces we had in the garage! YAY!)
– Paint – BEHR MARQUEE Interior Matte – Pistachio
– Paint – BEHR Premium Plus Ultra Interior Matte – Sweet Molasses
– Set of 50 clear lights
– Ruler or tape measure
– 3x 3inch screws
Step 1: I started off by drawing three different sizes of trees on long sheets of paper. (See dimensions below) Step 2: Once I was finished drawing them, I cut them out.
- Large: 22″ high x 5.5″ wide + Trunk 2″ high x 1.75″ wide
- Medium: 19.5″ high x 5.5″ wide + Trunk 2″ high x 1.75″ wide
- Small: 16″ high x 5.5″ wide + Trunk 2″ high x 1.75″ wide
Step 3: I traced the patterns onto wood and used a jigsaw to cut out the shapes.
Step 4: Since I was using a set of 50 lights, I marked a total of 50 places where we had to drill holes. We made sure to use a drill bit big enough to allow the lights to poke through. Step 5: Once the holes were drilled, we give them a light sanding with a palm sander.
Step 6: I gave the trees one coat of BEHR MARQUEE Interior Matte in Pistachio. NOTE: If you are going to make some to go outside, use BEHR MARQUEE Exterior.
Step 7: We made a 16″ x 11″ base. Step 8: I stained the base using BEHR Premium Plus Ultra Interior Matte in Sweet Molasses. In order to stain the base, I applied small amounts of paint to the base and dipped my brush in water to water down the paint. As soon as the entire surface was covered, I proceeded by wiping it off with paper towel. NOTE: Use BEHR Premium Plus Exterior if you are making some to go outside.
Step 9: We determined where we wanted to place the trees and drilled holes in the base and the trees (using a drill bit smaller than the screws we were going to use). We attached the trees to the base with 3″ screws.
Step 10: We inserted the 50 lights and voilà, we had a new brighter set of Wooden Christmas Trees with Lights aka Marquee Christmas Trees!
What do you think of my trees? Aren’t they beautiful?! I’m absolutely IN LOVE with the color, so bright and cheery!
BEHR Holiday Hues
Want to see what my fellow BEHR DIY EXPERTS created for the BEHR Holiday Hues blog hop?
First though, let me introduce them to you in case you haven’t met them before:
Ready to see all our projects?? Get ready to be blown away with lots of creativeness!
1. Angels Wings from All Things Heart and Home
2. Joy Sign from Clean and Scentsible
3. Wooden Christmas Trees with Lights from The DIY Dreamer
4. Rustic Wood Joy Christmas Sign from The Frugal Homemaker
5. DIY Christmas Card Display from Frugal Mom Eh
6. Christmas Shelf Decor from Just a Girl and Her Blog
7. Red Christmas Table from Liz Marie Blog
8. Christmas Countdown from Marty’s Musings
9. Christmas Star Marquee from NewlyWoodwards
10. Joyeux Noël Wood Sign from A Pop of Pretty
11. Antique Christmas Sled from Small Home Big Start
12. Porch Decor Trees from Sugar Bee Crafts
Really awesome projects, right?! I love every single one of those projects!!!
Did any of these projects inspire you to create? Which one(s)?
Have a FABULOUS day!
P.S. I’ll be linking to these Parties.
Disclosure: A big THANK YOU to BEHR for supplying me with paint to complete this project. As always, all opinions in this post are 100% my own.