Use scrap 2 x 4s to make this small wooden Christmas tree, farmhouse style! Add your favorite Duck Tape pattern – we personally love the buffalo plaid. Such a festive and inexpensive holiday decor idea!
If you’ve gotten on board with the farmhouse trend, you might be excited about the holiday decor that goes along with it!
I’ve noticed that it’s a lot of greenery with bright red bows, and in addition there’s a healthy serving of buffalo plaid. It just so happens I LOVE buffalo plaid.
It also happens that Duck Brand has a Duck Tape that comes in buffalo plaid, and it’s a pattern I love using on projects! This year I used it to make this farmhouse style small wooden Christmas tree.
This small wooden Christmas tree was made from the scraps of another project. The scraps were actually stacked in the garage in a way that immediately made me think “tree,” so I grabbed my roll of plaid Duck Tape and the rest is history.
There are plenty more scraps in the garage, so I’m going to make a few more of these trees as well. I love that I spent just a few bucks on this Christmas decor project! Learn how to make this small wooden tree below.
Small Wood Christmas Tree
Gather These Supplies
- 32-inches of scrap wood
- 6 pieces: 10″, 8″, 6″, 4″ and two 2″
- Duck Brand Duck Tape – Buffalo Plaid
- Acrylic paint – black
- Strong craft or wood glue
- Sandpaper (optional)
To start, you’ll need some scrap wood and a saw to trim the pieces to the following lengths: 10″, 8″, 6″, 4″ and two 2″ pieces. If you don’t have a saw – or any wood – head to Home Depot. They sell scraps and/or they will cut it for you.
Peel your Duck Tape and stick directly to your scrap wood, wrapping over the ends and to the back.
Let me tell you my Duck Tape cutting secret: Fiskars Duck Edition Scissors. These scissors cut Duck Tape like “buttah” with no sticking to the blades. I promise they are worth it!
Cut tape to fit on the edges. Fold everything over toward the back. If your farmhouse tree is going to be up against the wall, you don’t have to do the back – otherwise cut the Duck Tape to fit across and trim.
You are welcome to place your tape randomly on the wood, but I wanted my plaid to match. So I placed the wood on top of the pattern . . .
And then made the plaid pattern match all the way across. I did this with each piece of Duck Tape.
When all pieces are Duck Taped, glue them together with a strong craft glue. Then paint the last 2″ piece black and glue to the base as a stand.
I’m absolutely in love with this buffalo plaid. Step aside, Chip and Joanna!
My small wooden Christmas tree is complete. I did this project in about 15 minutes. It was SO easy (so cheap!) and it makes such a fun statement piece for the holiday. Let me know what you think in the comments!
If you enjoyed this idea, check out these other holiday decorating crafts I think you’ll also love: