Ken Wingard is giving you a head start on the holidays by showing you how to build your own Christmas tree out of wood.


  • Wood
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Saw
  • Nail Gun
  • Tape Measure & Ruler
  • Wood Star (can find at craft store)
DIY Wooden Christmas Tree - Home & Family


1) Measure desired width on first plank of wood

2) Cut both ends at opposing 25 degree angle

3) Take first piece and lay against second piece, and mark where cut corners line up

4) Using a pencil, mark second piece

5) Cut second piece at 25 degree angle

6) Repeat on consecutive pieces until you reach the top of the tree

7) Add water to paint to thin it out

8) Paint wood

9) Optional: Add another coat or two if desired

10) Nail pieces to post from bottom to top

11) Add star

12) Optional: Cut out own star if you do not want to purchase

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