DIY Outdoor Christmas Trees with Lights

These easy to develop outdoor Christmas trees will include sparkle to your entry.

Christmas is quick approaching! Among the things I look forward to each year is embellishing the outside of our home. I enjoy the magic of Christmas lights at night.

After getting the lights on the home, we still needed some more shimmer for our entry. So I partnered with Kreg Tools and their brand-new task strategy website, BuildSomething.com, to make these outside Christmas trees from 2x4s!

Entryway decorated for Christmas with DIY outdoor Christmas trees with lights on them around the porch.Entryway decorated for Christmas with DIY outdoor Christmas trees with lights on them around the porch.

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=”1024 “alt= “Entryway embellished for Christmas with DIY outside Christmas trees with lights on them around the deck.”data-src=”https://housefulofhandmade.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/diy-outdoor-christmas-tree-with-lights-2-683×1024.jpg”src =” %23e3e3e3’/%3E %3C/svg %3E”/ > Wood Christmas Trees These Christmas trees are so easy to construct. And if you have actually left over 2x4s pieces from other projects, the is a terrific way to utilize them up. Plus, considering that the 2x4s don’t actually require to completely directly, you can use up any somewhat bowing or twisty boards on this project. I understand I had a few of those pieces laying around waiting to become firewood. However not anymore!

However if you need to purchase wood to make these wood Christmas trees, don’t worry … 2x4s and 4x4s are inexpensive!

To make both Christmas trees, it just takes (1) 10 ′ 4 × 4 and (4) 8 ′ 2x4s. All the wood cost me less than $25 at my local Home Depot.

Outdoor Christmas tree with lights on the porch by a railing wrapped in garland. Outdoor Christmas tree with lights on the porch by a railing wrapped in garland.

< img width ="683 "height ="1024 "alt="Outside Christmas tree with lights on the patio by a railing wrapped in garland."data-src="https://housefulofhandmade.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/diy-outdoor-christmas-tree-with-lights-4-683x1024.jpg"src="%23e3e3e3 '/%3E%3C/svg%3E"/ > Outdoor Christmas Tree Details To round off these outdoor Christmas trees they required a base. Something that would assist the 4 × 4 center stand easily, but look remarkable at the very same time. Close-up of the metal Christmas bucket bases on the wood Christmas trees. Close-up of the metal Christmas bucket bases on the wood Christmas trees.

I found these metal Christmas pails at Michael’s Arts and Crafts. The base of the pail has to do with 5 1/2 ″ diameter, which fits the 4 × 4 completely.< img width =" 900"height=" 671 "src ="https://housefulofhandmade.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/diy-outdoor-christmas-tree-with-lights-6-7.jpg 900w, https://housefulofhandmade.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/diy-outdoor-christmas-tree-with-lights-6-7-600x447.jpg 600w, https://housefulofhandmade.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/diy-outdoor-christmas-tree-with-lights-6-7-768x573.jpg 768w, https://housefulofhandmade.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/diy-outdoor-christmas-tree-with-lights-6-7-320x240.jpg 320w, https://housefulofhandmade.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/diy-outdoor-christmas-tree-with-lights-6-7-735x548.jpg 735w"alt= "Close-up of the metal Christmas bucket bases on the wood Christmas trees.

“/ > Then to keep the tree upright in the container Two 2x4 Christmas trees with colored Christmas lights on the porch at night. Two 2x4 Christmas trees with colored Christmas lights on the porch at night.

, it was simple to mix up a bit of concrete and fill the bucket. Now the 2 × 4 outdoor Christmas trees are tough and look terrific!

And as much as I liked the method the Christmas trees looked throughout the day … I wanted them to look even better during the night! So I added Christmas lights.< img width="900 "height=" 900 "src="https://housefulofhandmade.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/diy-outdoor-christmas-tree-with-lights-8.jpg 900w, https://housefulofhandmade.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/diy-outdoor-christmas-tree-with-lights-8-150x150.jpg 150w, https://housefulofhandmade.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/diy-outdoor-christmas-tree-with-lights-8-600x600.jpg 600w, https://housefulofhandmade.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/diy-outdoor-christmas-tree-with-lights-8-768x768.jpg 768w,

Close up of the larger 2x4 outdoor Christmas tree with lights on at night. Close up of the larger 2x4 outdoor Christmas tree with lights on at night.

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× 4 branches of the tree with none other then … hot glue! I enjoy that the

Wood Christmas tree made from 2x4s with a decorative bucket base and lights on it. Wood Christmas tree made from 2x4s with a decorative bucket base and lights on it.

hot glue is not visible, however the Christmas lights stay were I desire them. And if I ever decide to remove the lights, it is easy to do. Build Plans for Christmas Trees If you are prepared to make your own 2 × 4 Christmas trees to decorate your deck, I am sharing the free construct plans over on BuildSomething.com today! Click on this link for the total construct strategies. And now the beyond our house is starting to look like Christmas! Thank you to Kreg Jig for sponsoring this post. I just suggest items that I use and enjoy and all viewpoints are 100% my own. Click on this link to read my complete disclosure policy.

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