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I saw an idea somewhere on how to make a wooden three-dimensional Christmas Tree.

Can I remember where?

No.

Can I find it on Pinterest?

No.

So I decided to wing it and make one myself from memory.

If I can remember how to make something from briefly looking at some pictures, it must be easy to do.

Stick with me on this. There is twist at the end of the story that will make you happy you stopped by today.

Here is what my Christmas tree looks like:

The first thing I did was make a template of the tree.  I once again used a cutting board I had as an outline and traced it onto a ¼ inch piece of plywood. You will need to trace two trees.

Then, easy peasy, I cut out the trees using my scroll saw.

 

I needed a slot on each tree—-one at the top down to the middle and one from the bottom up to the middle. The slot needed to be the same width as the width of the wood, in my case ¼ inch.

Next came a quick sanding session on the edges, and now it can be finished with paint and decorations. I wanted my trees to remain natural this year. Maybe next year they will be fancy.

Here’s the twist that I was talking about. I was in Target the other day and found this in the dollar section:

As simple as this project is, Target has made it even easier. Tear off the outside wrapping and stick the tree pieces together. No mess and all of the glory. No one will ever know that you didn’t break out your scroll and table saws to make these.

Well, Santa will know, but take a chance that he can keep a secret.

~Wendy

P.S. These tree sets were $3.00 each.  Yes, I put the decimal in the right place. $3.00. 🙂