Crafting Wooden Decorative Christmas Tree: A Festive DIY Guide

DIY Wooden Standing Christmas Tree: Craft Festive Decoration | Dremel

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The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to get into the festive spirit than by crafting your very own wooden Christmas tree decoration? Get ready to bring warmth and charm to your home with this DIY project in just 10 very simple steps. Let’s do it!

You need
  • Safety Goggles
  • Scissors
  • Pen/potlood
  • Wood
  • Wooden sticks
  • Wooden circles
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter
Step 1 10

Sketching Your Tree

Sketching a tree on wood with a pen for creating a festive decoration.

Start by sketching the shape of your Christmas tree on the wooden material you've sourced sustainably or found in free lands. This step allows you to determine the size and style of your tree.

Step 2 10

Cutting Your Tree Shape


Using your Dremel Multi-Tool and a cutting accessory and attachment from the Cutting Set (565), carefully cut along the lines of your sketched tree shape. Take your time to ensure precision, as this will be the foundation of your decoration.

Step 3 10

Sanding the Edges


After cutting your tree shape, it's time to refine the edges. Use your Dremel Multi-Tool with a sanding bit from the Woodworking Set, 681 to smooth the edges of your wooden tree. This step will give your tree a polished, finished look.

Step 4 10

Decorating Your Wooden Tree

Cutting the wooden decorative shapes.

Now comes the fun part – decorating your wooden Christmas tree! Feel free to sketch and cut various shapes from wood to adorn your tree as done in the previous steps. Whether it's stars, snowflakes, or any other festive symbol, let your creativity run wild.

Step 5 10

Creating the Stand

Applying Glue to the wooden stickst to create a festive tree stand.

To make your wooden tree stand tall and proud, you'll need to create a stand. Using your Glue Gun 940, put glue on one side of sticks and attach them to the back of your tree by pressing. You can either purchase these sticks sustainably or find them in nature. The stand will keep your tree steady and upright.

Step 6 10

Drilling Wooden Circles

Drilling the wooden circles.

For an extra touch of charm, you can add wooden circles to your tree. Use your Dremel Multi-Tool with a drilling accessory to create holes in the center of these circles. Choose an accessory that matches the diameter you desire.

Step 7 10

Widening the Drilled Holes

Widening the holes of the wooden circles with a sanding band.

After you've drilled the holes in the wooden circles, it's time to ensure they're the perfect size. To do this, you can use a sanding band again. This step allows you to make the holes wider, ensuring they fit securely in your wooden tree decoration. Take your time to achieve the desired width for a snug fit.

Step 8 10

Adding Colour

Adding color to the wooden tree with VersaFlame.

Now, it's time to bring your wooden tree to life with a pop of colour. Use the VersaFlame to carefully add colour to your tree. This step allows you to infuse warmth and vibrancy into your decoration.

Step 9 10

Personalise it!

Personalising the Christmas tree with wooden shapes and using glue.

Using the Glue Gun 940 again, apply glue to the cut wooden decorations and press them onto your tree. This step will make your Christmas tree truly different, festive and personalised.

Step 10 10

Setting The Scene

Wooden Christmas tree decoration with lights.

Once you've completed your wooden Christmas tree decoration, it's time to set the scene. Place your crafted trees alongside twinkling lights and other festive decor to create a heartwarming holiday atmosphere in your home and enjoy!



Crafting a wooden Christmas tree decoration is a fantastic way to add a personal and rustic touch to your festive decor. It's an opportunity to express your creativity and create something truly special for your home. So, gather your materials, don your safety goggles, bringing this holiday warmth to your surroundings. Happy crafting!

Absolutely! The beauty of DIY is that you can let your creativity run wild. Experiment with various types of wooden sticks to achieve a look that perfectly matches your holiday decor and personal style.

Not at all! This project is suitable for beginners, and our step-by-step guide will walk you through the process.

While your decoration can be used outdoors, it's best suited for indoor use to preserve its beauty.

You can paint it with your favorite colors, add glitter for a festive sparkle, or even glue small family photos to the wooden shapes for a sentimental touch. Go through social media and various DIY blogs to get some creative inspiration