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DIY Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce

DIY Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce

I am super excited to share today’s project, a DIY wood Christmas tree!!! I knew I just had to do some kind of DIY woodworking project for the holidays, but I wanted to keep it more simple.

Well, I kept seeing all kinds of wood Christmas trees everywhere, which I loved, and in my creative overload of project ideas running through my mind for holiday project planning, I came up with a new concept twist: DIY wood Christmas tree mason jar sconce!

What I love about these wood Christmas tree mason jar sconces is that they can be used as a wall sconce or table sconce! Or you could even place something else on them instead of a candle in a jar, such as a little vase with some festive flowers or greenery. So, they are great for rustic, holiday decor or as a budget-friendly, homemade gift idea! It cost me less than $10 to make two of them.

It’s a good thing I liked geometry because figuring out the exact angle cuts and dimensions for these wood Christmas trees took longer than I’d like! Once I figured it out though, it was a breeze to make the second one (I made two)!

The detailed how-to steps and photos are below. Also, get the free printable build plans here. *If you have already subscribed, you can find this printable in the Free Printable Library.

I also created my first ever DIY video tutorial with this project, which I’ve shared below!!

DIY Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce

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How to Make a DIY Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce:

 

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*Final size of the DIY Wood Christmas Tree is about 10 1/2″ tall x 9 3/4 wide.

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1. Cut base of DIY Wood Christmas Tree

Using a miter saw, cut one end of the 1×4 at a 31.6 degree angle.

DIY Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce

Flip the board over and measure 9 3/4″ from the longest point of the angled end and mark with a pencil. Cut a 31.6 degree angle at this mark (make sure the longest point of this angle is at the 9 3/4″ mark).

Cut base of Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce

Cut base of Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce

2. Cut middle piece of the Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce

For the next board (middle board), measure 7 3/4″ from the longest point of the angled end of the 1×4 and mark with a pencil. Cut a 31.6 degree angle at this mark (make sure the longest point of this angle is at the 7 3/4″ mark).

DIY Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce

DIY Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce

3. Cut top piece of the Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce

Now to make a perfect point for the wood Christmas tree top, we have to change the angle of our cut to 35 degrees. Cut a 35 degree angle off the 1×4. Flip the board over and cut the other side to make a triangle with a top point. The base of the wood triangle piece will be about 4 3/4″ – 5″ long.

DIY Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce

DIY Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce

 

3. Cut the wood sconce holder

Cut a 4.5″ wide piece from the 1×4 using straight 90 degree angles. Now you have all your wood pieces to create your wood Christmas tree sconce!

DIY Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce

 

4. Glue wood Christmas tree together

Measure and mark the center point of the wood pieces on the back of the wood tree pieces. This is so the centers are perfectly aligned when attaching them.

DIY Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce

Attach the three wood Christmas tree boards with wood glue. Use a generous amount, but make sure to not put any glue on the tree ends which will be exposed.

DIY Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce

DIY Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce

After wood glue has been applied, clamp the three wood tree pieces together and allow to dry for an hour. Tip: Right after clamping, flip the tree over and wipe away any excess glue that leaked through the cracks before it dries causing extra sanding work!

DIY Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce

5. Attach the base wood sconce holder

Use a clamp and attach the base wood sconce holder with wood glue (on the front side) and brad nails (through the back side). It’s easiest to do this with the wood tree flipped over an edge.

DIY Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce

Your DIY Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce build is complete! Time for staining and finishing! I used Provincial by Minwax for my stain color. If you need tips on how to stain wood for the best finish results, check out my how to stain wood post here.

DIY Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce

Wall Hanging Note: If you are going to hang these from the wall make sure to attach hanging hardware on the back of the bottom tree board which is attached to the base mason jar holder board with glue and nails, it’s the strongest point. Also, I recommend flameless candles like these!

Here is the finished DIY Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce all finished and looking great as rustic Christmas decor in our living room!

DIY Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce

DIY Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce

I ended up putting both of them on the wall, even though they looked really cute on our vintage buffet!

DIY Wood Christmas Tree Mason Jar Sconce

This DIY Christmas tree is a great project for DIY Christmas room decor, mason jar Christmas crafting, and DIY Christmas gifts!

I’d love to see your version of this DIY Christmas tree! Please share it with me on social media @angelamariemade or #angelamariemade! *You can also share your build in our Woodworking for the Home facebook group, be sure to join! 

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And here is the full tutorial video on YouTube:

 

 

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Lee DeMartin

Thursday 14th of November 2019

Need info on Xmas tree mason jar scones?? What size Mason Jar did you use ??!

Karen

Thursday 14th of May 2020

Love these! Hubby and I are getting a head start on neighbors’ Christmas gifts! Did you seal these?

Angela Marie Made

Friday 15th of November 2019

It's the standard pint size mason jar

Jim martlew

Friday 30th of November 2018

This is a good idea as I have lots of offcuts this shape will now be able to make holders for the Yankee candles I give at christmas

Angela Marie Made

Friday 30th of November 2018

Thanks! Love that idea for the Yankee Candles!

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