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Dowel Christmas Tree

by Fiona | 12/19/2019

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! 

Thank you all for such an amazing year! You have been such faithful readers and I have gained some amazing relationships because of it. This blog just wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for your kind comments, all those times you feel the need to share my work with the world and most of all, for your non-stop encouragement to get me through some tough times. I hope you all have a safe and wonderful holiday. I’ll see you next year with some more room makeover projects and all the fun design plans for each space! Merry Christmas friends and a Happy New Year!

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