Christmas scrap wood tree farm

Learn how to make this charming Christmas scrap wood tree farm using reclaimed wood and Christmas tree and pattern stencils from Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils! Such an easy, rustic Christmas decorating idea! Click to read full tutorial!

Christmas scrap wood tree farm

You likely already know how much I love to create projects made out of reclaimed wood. The material is generally free, and of course, nothing beats that rustic charm you can only get from reclaimed sources!

However one super easy project that is a MUST for me personally every Christmas is to come up with a new DIY reclaimed wood Christmas tree of sorts… and today is that day!

Making wood scrap trees is easy! You basically cut up one plank of wood on an angle, then decorate it as desired. 

So let’s put a few wood scraps to good use today with a a mini Christmas scrap wood tree farm, made with reclaimed wood and stencils!

This rustic up-cycled Christmas decorating project is cute, easy and will only take you a few minutes to make!

Now what wood to use… the sky’s really the limit with this one. But sometimes what you have on hand as-is can become the perfect direction all on its own…

How to build a barn door for a rustic garden shed. Click to full tutorial.

Remember when I shared building a barn door for the shed?

Some of those black reclaimed cedar planks were not all used up yet, thank goodness! Since I’ve yet to make black trees, I thought… why not? I personally love neutral Christmas decorating and this Christmas scrap wood tree farm could end up having a pretty cool modern farmhouse vibe!

So let’s start off with what I came up with, then I’ll share a couple of ways to stage it… along with some other scrap wood DIY Christmas trees I’ve made in the past too!

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Christmas scrap wood tree farm

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Supplies I used:

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5.50″ cedar fence planks (mine were tongue and groove however they don’t need to be)

1 pallet plank base – mine is 3.5″ deep x 19″ long.

Stencils used:

White and black paint of choice – I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s Casement and Coal Black

(find a local Fusion retailer HERE)

Stencil brush

Miter saw

Small L brackets


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How-to:

 

How to cut wood scrap Christmas trees with a miter saw. Click to full tutorial.

Cutting the trees

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1. Cut one end of your plank at 15 degrees.

How to cut wood scrap Christmas trees with a miter saw. Click to full tutorial.

 

2. Flip board over, then reposition the board until the top of the tree point is in the middle of the cutting track. Cut again.

How to cut wood scrap Christmas trees with a miter saw. Click to full tutorial.

3. Repeat until all the desired trees are cut.

Learn how to make this charming Christmas scrap wood tree farm using reclaimed wood and Christmas tree and pattern stencils from Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils! Such an easy, rustic Christmas decorating idea! Click to read full tutorial!

Adding snow splatters

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If you like the idea of black trees, now’s the time to give them a coat of paint. Since my boards were already black, I moved to detailing the trees next.

4. To add ‘snow paint splatters’, load a stencil brush with Fusion’s Casement, then flick the paint onto the trees until desired coverage is complete.

Learn how to make this charming Christmas scrap wood tree farm using reclaimed wood and Christmas tree and pattern stencils from Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils! Such an easy, rustic Christmas decorating idea! Click to read full tutorial!

Stencils used: Mini Christmas Patterns / Christmas Sweater

Adding stenciled details

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The trees with the white splatters were really cute as-is! However I desired to add a few more stenciled details on some of the trees so they stood out a little more.

5. Position stencil over trees as desired, then stencil in white. (shown is the snowflakes from Mini Christmas Patterns)

Learn how to make this charming Christmas scrap wood tree farm using reclaimed wood and Christmas tree and pattern stencils from Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils! Such an easy, rustic Christmas decorating idea! Click to read full tutorial!

Adding bracket tree stands

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Since the wood edges on my trees weren’t flat, I added small L-brackets to the bottom of the trees acting as industrial tree stands. I really like the added detail, and think brackets would look cool even with flat cut wood!

6. Place the tree facing down, then position the bottom of the tree against the edge of a table.

7. Position L-bracket on the back of the tree, with the open end facing down. Attach with one short screw per tree.

Tip: to avoid wood splitting, pre-drilling holes is recommended.

Learn how to make this charming Christmas scrap wood tree farm using reclaimed wood and Christmas tree and pattern stencils from Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils! Such an easy, rustic Christmas decorating idea! Click to read full tutorial!

Creating a wood sign base

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Because I desired to group the trees, a base for the trees was created out of a pallet wood plank, along with space for a tree farm sign to add a festive message.

8. Cut a plank of wood to desired length. Mine measures 3.5″ deep x 19″ long.

 

Mini Christmas Tree Signs | Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

Stencil used: Mini Christmas Tree Signs

9. Stencil one end of the pallet wood plank with You Cut Tree Farm, or any other desired message. You can come up with a lot of choices with Mini Christmas Tree Signs!

This is such a perfect stencil, as most letters are approx .75″h, perfect for small tree projects.

However if you prefer more of a Merry Christmas message, the Christmas Crates stencil is another excellent choice!

Learn how to make this charming Christmas scrap wood tree farm using reclaimed wood and Christmas tree and pattern stencils from Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils! Such an easy, rustic Christmas decorating idea! Click to read full tutorial!

10. Arrange trees on plank to decorate!

The L brackets make it really easy to attach the trees to the board too if desired! Then unscrew to make storage easier once they are tucked away for another Christmas.

Learn how to make this charming Christmas scrap wood tree farm using reclaimed wood and Christmas tree and pattern stencils from Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils! Such an easy, rustic Christmas decorating idea! Click to read full tutorial!

The completed tree farm

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How cute right?! It’s a very simple way to display a collection of mini Christmas trees! The plank is narrow enough to fit on any window sill.

However, say you wish to place this Christmas scrap wood tree farm as a main Christmas decorating vignette where it could use a little more punch? 

Learn how to make this charming Christmas scrap wood tree farm using reclaimed wood and Christmas tree and pattern stencils from Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils! Such an easy, rustic Christmas decorating idea! Click to read full tutorial!

Try layering it on something!

I set the pallet plank on a black flat toolbox, tucked in some fresh cut evergreen branches, and called it done!

I think both ways look adorable!

Learn how to make this charming Christmas scrap wood tree farm using reclaimed wood and Christmas tree and pattern stencils from Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils! Such an easy, rustic Christmas decorating idea! Click to read full tutorial!

And of course you can add other Christmas decorations and get as fancy as desired. I had a few white bottle brush trees found at a dollar store last Christmas which I think gives this Christmas scrap wood tree farm a nice touch!

And the sign addition? Well, it’s just cool.


Learn how to make this charming Christmas scrap wood tree farm using reclaimed wood and Christmas tree and pattern stencils from Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils! Such an easy, rustic Christmas decorating idea! Click to read full tutorial!

I’m personally loving this Christmas scrap wood tree farm, which will be fun to move around and see where it looks best!

Think you’ll give this easy project a go? How would you customize yours?

Love DIY Christmas trees?

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Here’s a few others…

Learn how to create these rustic wood scrap Christmas and winter trees with reclaimed wood and Christmas stencils from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Great Christmas decorating idea! Visit for full tutorial.

Christmas / Winter scrap wood trees in a toolbox

Learn how to make these adorably rustic string wrapped Christmas Trees with rusty junk tree skirts, along with the perfect Trees sign! Click to full tutorial.

String-wrapped chippy white wood trees with junk bases and Trees sign

Learn how to build this pallet wood You Cut Tree Farm Christmas tree shaped sign using scrap wood and Christmas stencils from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to read full tutorial.

Tree-shaped You Cut Tree Farm sign

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5 thoughts on “Christmas scrap wood tree farm

  1. Ok….. so the little brackets, genius! I had trouble with my trees centerpieces tipping over last year, so I just added brackets to my to do list. And paint splatter snow? Why didn’t I think of that? The black trees are TDC; too darn cute!

  2. Gaaahhh!! I love the black trees!!
    Gosh Donna, you keep my wheels turning, lol.
    Isn’t Christmas creating the best!?

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