Ahhh Christmas! The end of a very busy and eventful year for me and my family. You might have noticed I haven’t posted in some months. This is because we moved from Cincinnati to the Washington, D.C. area, first into an apartment and now into a fantastic townhouse. I’m finally feeling more settled and can think about making furniture and decor again!
In this post I’ll show you how to make a wall shelf unit that is shaped like a Christmas Tree. You can make this shelf for under $10 in less than an hour. I added ornaments, pine needles, and pine cones to mine to make it festive.
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1/2 in x 3 in x 4 ft board (mine is oak from Home Depot)
jigsaw or other saw
Cut the board into the following lengths: 18 inches, 13 inches, and 9 inches
Then drill holes near the ends of each board. Here is something to consider. To make the shelves more stable, you can drill two holes in each end of the boards (four total per board). I drilled two holes in each board, and had to carefully place items on the boards to avoid tipping. Once everything was placed, though, I haven’t had any tipping issues.
After drilling the holes, I threaded the twine through as shown, putting a large knot on the underneath of each shelf. I started with 9 ft of twine and had a ft or so left over. Be sure to leave the same amount of twine between the shelves on each side of the board or the shelves will not hang level.
Next, I added small tacks on the back side of each board so that I could hang ornaments on my shelf.
I screwed a nail into the wall and hung the shelf unit on the twine. Assess your situation to safely hang your shelf. You might need a wall anchor, or maybe just a nail or screw if you locate a joist. This is the joist finder I use–works great. To finish the “Christmas Tree” I cut two stars out of cardboard packaging waste and taped them to the hanging screw.
I wish you all the merriest of Christmas and Holiday season!
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