Make your own Christmas Tree ๐ŸŽ„

(Sorry, there is no translation in Dutch)

Did you know that over 100 million Christmas trees are cut annually, leaving a significant carbon footprint and impacting the environment? Opt for a reusable wooden Christmas tree this year and make a lasting difference. ๐ŸŒฟ Not only does it reduce the need for fresh-cut trees, but it also adds a touch of creativity to your festivities. ๐ŸŽ„ After the holidays, store your wooden tree for next year, eliminating the disposal impact! Let’s build a future where our celebrations are not just joyful but also eco-friendly!

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A DIY Guide ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ๐ŸŽ„:
  • Materials:
    • 1 threaded stem (12 mm x 2m)
    • 4 bolts
    • 3 rings
    • 26 m of wood (27 mm x 27 mm, e.g., 13 sticks of 2m each)
    • 1 larger wood piece for the base
  • Tools:
    • Drill machine with a 12mm drill bit
    • Manual or electric saw
    • Metal saw
    • Sandpaper
    • Meter and pencil
    • Wood glue
  • Steps:
  1. Crafting Wooden Slats:
    • Calculate cuts for the wooden slats. (for this tree we decided to have 2 cm difference between each slat going from 100 cm to 2 cm)
    • Mark all sides with perpendicular lines.
    • Cut using a saw.
    • Mark the center of each slat.
    • Drill a hole in the center.
    • Smooth the slats with sandpaper.
  2. Building the stand:
    • Cut the threaded stem to your desired height (e.g., 1.70m)
    • Cut two pieces of the larger wood piece for the base. (50 cm) and make a hole in the center of each one.
    • Cut two smaller pieces of 10 cm long
    • On the 50 cm wood pieces glue the two smaller piece on each side so it can stand as a cross above the other one.
    • Make the centrale hole of the wood on the floor bigger on one side so it can fit a bold.
    • Put a bold under and a ring and a bold on top of the stand for it to be stable
  3. Assemble:
    • Put a bold and a ring at around 30 cm of the thread.
    • Add all the wooden slats to the threaded stem.
    • Put a ring and a bold at the top of the tree to keep everything in place.
๐ŸŒฒ Get ready to showcase your handcrafted, eco-friendly Christmas tree! ๐ŸŒŸ Don’t forget to personalize it with festive touches. Share your creations with us and spread the joy of sustainable holiday crafting! ๐ŸŽโœจ