Dowel Christmas Tree

It’s been a crazy week and I just know that next week will be more so, since Christmas is on Wednesday! Sadly, this will be my last post until next year – there’s a crazy thought! I’m going to be taking a much needed vacation celebrating the reason for the season and having a relaxing time with loved ones and close friends. I decided to share one more nontraditional Christmas tree option for you: how about this modern Dowel Christmas tree!


  • Dowel (1 1/4″ and 1/2″)
  • Pine Board
  • Drill
  • Sander
  • Spray Paint
  • Tape
  • Cloth


Cut your 1/2″ dowel into various lengths – biggest about 2′ and smallest about 6″. Sand and wipe clean with cloth. With the 1 1/4″ dowel, start about 10-12″ from the bottom and start drilling holes about 2″ apart all the way to the top and from various angles. Sand and wipe clean with cloth. Cut a base out of pine board and drill a hole about 1 1/4″ to fit the center dowel in so it can stand. Sand and wipe clean with cloth. Spray paint the base white, as well as a portion of the mail dowel (1 1/4″) by taping off a section. You can choose to paint as much or as little as you would like. Let dry and then put your dowel tree together! Enjoy!


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