5 DIY Christmas Decorations Made From Reclaimed Wood

Ready to use some of that scrap wood you have taking up room in your garage?  Even if you don't have scrap wood, for around $50 you can purchase all the materials you need to create these unique 5 DIY Christmas Decorations!  Check out the video below and then see our step by step written tutorial afterward.

DIY Christmas Decorations

Tools & Materials

Building Material

DIY Christmas Decorations

Decoration Material

DIY Christmas Decorations

Why Dremel Tools?

I think Dremel tools are a great asset for any DIY'er because they have such a wide range of capabilities. No matter what your project, trust me when I say, there will come a time that you will wish you had a Dremel.

Dremel 4000 Rotary

Dremel 4000

Dremel Multi-Max

Dremel Multi-Max

Dremel Ultra Saw

Dremel Ultra Max
Let's get started on these unique 5 DIY Christmas Decorations!
DIY Christmas Decorations
DIY Christmas Decorations

Cut 45 degree angle.

DIY Christmas Decorations

Use painters tape to separate and paint the top half red and bottom half white.

DIY Christmas Decorations

Add eyes with black paint or marker and attach a small tree branch with wood glue for the nose.  

DIY Christmas Decorations
DIY Christmas Decorations

Mark out triangles (trees) in varying sizes and angles on 2x6 lumber.

DIY Christmas Decorations

Use a circular saw or jigsaw to cut out triangles from 2x6 lumber.  

DIY Christmas Decorations

After drying, sand over paint just enough to allow wood to show through.

DIY Christmas Decorations

Stain over paint and all sides.

DIY Christmas Decorations

Add "lights" with paint markers or just dab on with paint.

DIY Christmas Decorations
DIY Christmas Decorations

Cut tree branch in about 1 inch sections.  Cut at 45 Degree angle for added style.

DIY Christmas Decorations

Drill small hole for string or yarn.  Brush on chalkboard paint.

DIY Christmas Decorations

Use a white paint marker to draw designs or write names for gift giving!

DIY Christmas Decorations
DIY Christmas Decorations

Sketch out your Santa Boot or Stocking design.

DIY Christmas Decorations

Use a Dremel Rotary Tool or Jigsaw to cut out design.  Be sure to sand edges after cutting.

DIY Christmas Decorations

Simply add stain to all sides.

DIY Christmas Decorations
DIY Christmas Decorations

Cut 4x4 lumber at varying lengths.  Generally less that 2ft if it will be sitting on a table or mantle.

DIY Christmas Decorations

Use painters tape to tape off sections and paint.

DIY Christmas Decorations

Use a paddle bit or forstner bit to cut out hole the size of your tealight candle (typically 1-1.2").

All Done!  

Check out the finished 5 DIY Christmas Decorations after you add the finishing touches. These are certain to impress.  A word of caution, you might end up getting requests to make these for friends and family...

DIY Christmas Decorations
DIY Christmas Decorations
DIY Christmas Decorations
DIY Christmas Decorations
Check out the full video below and for more tutorials visit www.thesawguy.com!