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Wooden Tree Ornaments

All year long I keep my odd-angled scraps specifically for this season. The holidays seem to inspire creativity in many sizes, but small ornaments for the tree are my favorite. The only problem I've had in the past, was the amount of time I'd spend building these little things. I couldn't justify it. But this year is different. I was so excited when I received my cordless Airstrike Finish Nailer (I'd never owned a nail gun... I know! What was I thinking?..) Of course now I can make all the ornaments I want, because time isn't an issue now that I joined nail gun user club.

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      Cut three sections at 30°, each one slightly longer than the previous one. Alternate flipping the wood over after each cut to get the correct angle direction.

    2. Step: 2

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      Glue and nail the middle section, to the top section of the tree. (The nail needs to go in an upward direction, towards the top of the tree. This will leave the very top of the tree nail-free, so an eye screw can be added later.)

    3. Step: 3

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      Glue and nail bottom section to the middle, in the same direction as the previous one. (Nail aiming towards the top section.)

    4. Step: 4

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      Now it's ready to add the eye screw.

    5. Step: 5

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      Drill a pilot hole and install a tiny eye screw.

    6. Step: 6

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      Use different types of wood, or make two-section trees. Add a hook or twine to the eye screw, and you're done. Now make some more, there's plenty of time!

Comments (7)

  • These are so cute - I love them! I wish I had a nail gun - perhaps one day I will. :-)

    By Heatheranne, on December 3, 2014

  • Love them! I have been looking for things to nail. Seriously. The Airstrike is amaze!

    By Little Mama Makes, on December 3, 2014

  • Very nice, something quick and great use of left over pieces of cut offs that seem to grow and collect dust.

    By Every Other Day Wood Working, on December 13, 2014

  • I just love everything you create, these little wood Christmas trees are amazing!

    By SoCraftySewCreative, on January 7, 2015

  • These are really cute! I personally would make them thinner for the gift packages but like the wider ones for tree ornaments. I will be making many of these!! You could sure do many things with them like adding to a bowl with other objects, stringing a garland...whatever!! Thanks!

    By McGypsy9, on February 10, 2015

  • Handsomely! We liked!

    By Vladimir, on August 8, 2015

  • on my 2Do list now ... tysm

    By uWishuCould, on October 5, 2015

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