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Greenery and Ornaments Christmas Tree

Brought to you by Lowe's Creative Ideas

Stack rows of greenery and ornaments to create a space-saving Christmas tree you can update each holiday season.

Greenery and ornaments Christmas tree panel.

Project Overview

Skill Level

Beginner

Estimated Time

1 weekend

Estimated Cost

$$$$$

Tools & Materials

Tools

  • Table saw or circular saw (optional)
  • Drill and 1/8-in bit
  • Handsaw or miter saw
  • Tape measure
  • Carpenter’s square
  • Wire cutters

Materials

  • 1/2 x 4 x 8 medium-density fiberboard (MDF)
  • 3 - 1/2 x 48 poplar dowels, #19382
  • 3-3/8-in screw hooks, pack of 20, #56868
  • 24-gauge floral wire, #81999
  • 5.5-gal metal bucket, #3712
  • Valspar paint: Boughs of Pine, sample size, #5007-4C; Ultra White, quart, #7006-24

Items may be Special Order in some stores. Product costs, availability, and item numbers may vary online or by market. Paint colors may vary slightly from those shown. Availability varies by market for lumber species and sizes.

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Instructions

Step 1

Cut the MDF panel to the size tree you want. The one shown measures 42 inches wide by 72 inches tall.

Good to Know

If you don’t own a table saw or circular saw, ask a Lowe’s associate to cut the panel to size. This also makes it easier to transport.

Step 2

From the 1/2-inch dowels, cut pieces to the following lengths: 33-1/2 inches, 28 inches, 21 inches, 15 inches, 11 inches, and 3-1/2 inches. Paint the dowels to make them less visible (Boughs of Pine shown).

Step 3

Mark a centerline along the length of the panel. Measure from the top down and mark the centerline at 7 inches. From the first mark, place five more marks spaced 10-1/2 inches apart.

Step 4

With a carpenter’s square aligned on the centerline at the top mark, place marks 2-1/2 inches apart (each 1-1/4 inches from the centerline) for the screw pilot holes. On the second mark, add pilot hole markings 10 inches apart. As you work downward along the centerline, add marks the following distances apart: 14 inches, 20 inches, 27 inches, and 33 inches. (Note, the distances are all 1 inch shorter than the lengths of the dowels. Drill 1/8-inch pilot holes at the six pairs of marks.

Step 5

Apply three coats of white paint to both sides of the MDF panel and let the final coat dry overnight.

Step 6

Insert a screw hook in each pilot hole so that the points are just below the back face. Adjust them so the open portion of each hook faces up.

Step 7

Use floral wire to fasten greenery to each dowel working outward from the center. Then add the ornaments of your choice. Suspend each dowel from the hooks and wire them in place to prevent sliding.

Step 8

Get the scent and feel of a real tree in a fraction of the space by fastening greenery to a panel. --Lowe’s Creative Ideas

A galvanized bucket beneath the bottom dowel creates a holder for presents.