A rustic, farmhouse Christmas tree needs more than just a traditional tree skirt! So I came up with a 3 sided vintage crate this year! Enjoy the plans!
What you need for this project:
(3) 1 x 4 x 60 – cut into 16 -20″ sections depending on your tree skirt. You want them an inch larger.
(1) 2 x 2 x 48 – cut into 10 1/2″ sections
(36) 1 1/2″ self tapping screws (kreg jig screws)
gray and forest gree acrylic paints
220 grit sanpaper
large bowl or 5 gallon bucket
paint brush for acrylic paint
Cut all pieces to length. Drill two pocket holes on each end.
Screw boards into the 2×2 keeping the back of the boards even with the back of your 2×2. You can use a scrap board to raise the height if needed.
Once it’s all screwed together, sand with 220 grit sandpaper.
Add a coat of 2 of white paint. Sand again with 220 grit paper after it’s dry.
Place a bucket or punch bowl upside down on the front of your crate. Very lightly trace a half circle.
Tape “Joy to the World” Print out around the circle. Use a piece of carbon paper to to tranfer the letters to the wood.
Paint the letters in gray. Add a green snowy tree to the center. If you aren’t artistic, you can paint something simpler like a star or a silhouette.
Sand and add antiquing glaze.