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Christmas Tree Box DIY

How to build Christmas Tree box
Posted by huntersofhappiness

I LOVE the look of a Christmas Tree box instead of a skirt! It looks so homey, cozy, and unique. I had SO many questions last year about my Christmas tree box so here is a step by step tutorial on how to make your own! This is such a fun and affordable DIY! I’ve included two different versions with instructions. One is a non-foldable option that is more simple to construct and a little more affordable and the second is a foldable version that takes just a little bit more time and money. Both good options!

Non-Foldable Version

Materials

3 –1x4x8 boards

2- 1x3x8 boards

4 L brackets

Wood Glue

1 1/4 screws

1 1/4 inch 18 gauge nails

Cut List:

1×4’s  –  4 x 24 inches

1×4’s  –  8 x 21 3/4 inches

1×3’s  –  6 x 14 inches

1×3’s  –  2 x 19 inches

1×3’s  –  4 x 16 3/4 inches

Cost: About $30!!

 

STEP 1:

Create a board from four 24 inch long 1×4 boards. Wood glue and clamp them together or wood glue, pocket holes and screws if you have a pocket hole jig.

  STEP 2:

Add trim. Attach 14 inch 1×3’s to the front of the 1×4’s with wood glue and 1 1/4 inch brad nails

STEP 3:

Add trim. Attach 19 inch 1×3’s to the front of the 1×4’s with wood glue and 1 1/4 inch brad nails to create a frame. Set this piece aside.

STEP 4:

Use the 8 1×4 pieces you cut to 21 3/4 inches long to create two more boards. Each board made up of 4 1×4’s like in step 1.

STEP 5:

Add the 14 inches and 16 3/4 inch 1×3 pieces to the front of both boards using wood glue and brad nails.

At this point, you will have 3 framed boards – One 24 inches wide and two 21 3/4 inches wide.

STEP 6:

Attach the 3 boards together using L brackets on the inside of the 3 sided box.

Step 7 : PAINT or STAIN. Paint or stain the box your favorite color!

And TA DA! That’s it!! A beautiful Christmas Tree box for only around $30!

Foldable Version

Materials

3 –1x4x8 boards

3- 1x3x8 boards

2 L brackets

4 small hinges

Wood Glue

1 1/4 screws

1 1/4 inch 18 gauge nails

Cut List:

1×4’s  –  4 x 24 inches

1×4’s  –  8 x 21 3/4 inches

1×3’s  –  7 x 14 inches

1×3’s  –  2 x 19 inches

1×3’s  –  2 x 16 3/4 inches

1×3’s  – 2  x 18 1/4 inches

Cost: About $40

STEP 1:

Create a board from four 24 inch long 1×4 boards. Wood glue and clamp them together or wood glue, pocket holes, and screws if you have a pocket hole jig.

STEP 2:

Add trim. Attach 14 inch 1×3’s to the front of the 1×4’s with wood glue and 1 1/4 inch brad nails

STEP 3:

Add trim. Attach 19 inch 1×3’s to the front of the 1×4’s with wood glue and 1 1/4 inch brad nails to create a frame. Set this piece aside.

STEP 4:

Use the 8 1×4 pieces you cut to 21 3/4 inches long to create two more boards. Each board made up of 4 1×4’s like in step 1.

STEP 5:

Add the 14 inches and 16 3/4 inch 1×3 pieces to the front of ONE of the 21 3/4 inch boards using wood glue and brad nails.

STEP 6:

For the last board, and a 14 inch 1×3 to the left side and the 18 1/4 inch 1×3 pieces to the top and the bottom using wood glue and brad nails. Leaving the right side frameless.

STEP 7:

Wood glue and brad nail two 14 inch 1×3 pieces together.

STEP 8:

Attach the 14 inch 1×3 piece to the right side, on the back, of the 24-inch board from step 1 using small L brackets.

STEP 6:

Attach the fully framed 21 3/4 inch wide board to the other side of the 24-inch board using hinges so it folds inward.

STEP 7:

Attach the final 21 3/4 inch board (the partially framed one) to the side 14 inch 1×3’s using hinges so it folds inward.

Here it is unfolded and folded.

X Front Option

You can add a farmhouse x detail to the fronts of the boards by cutting one piece 17 1/16 inches with 45 degree angles and two pieces 8 11/16 inches and attach to the 1×4’s using wood glue and brad nails.  These measurements will need to be adjusted for the side boards.

The X design is super cute and gives more of a farmhouse feel!

 

You could also add a detachable 4th side if your tree can be seen 360 degrees around or if you want to!

 

I hope these tutorials were helpful! And if you build one please tag me on social media (@huntersofhappiness) so I can see!! Yay for Christmas time!

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