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DIY Wooden Dowel Rod Christmas Trees

Nov 27, 2023
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There is no limit to what you can do with wooden dowel rods, a few supplies, and a pinch of imagination. Home crafts and home improvement projects often rely on wooden dowels for success. Why? Because dowels come in so many different lengths and diameters, that they can be applied to almost anything.  

Dowels are easy to handle, sturdy, and versatile. That means they are appropriate for children and adults alike. So, if you are looking for a craft for the whole family, there are many options for you to consider.  

One such project perfect for the Christmas season is crafting a DIY wooden dowel rod Christmas tree!  In this blog post, we will walk you through a few DIY Wooden Dowel Christmas tree projects you can do that will be fun and appropriate for children of all ages.  

Want more DIY home décor ideas? Check out this guide! 

Simple Dowel Christmas Tree:  


Creating a simple dowel Christmas tree is one of our favorite ways to decorate during the holidays. This tree can be as small or as large as you would like. Click here for example building instructions. Click here to gather the materials needed for the tree in the picture above!  

We love the simplicity of this tree because you can place it in many areas in your home. For instance, if you choose wood dowels that are small enough, you can place the tree on your child's bedroom desk, a countertop in your kitchen, on your kitchen table as a centerpiece, and more. 

To spruce up your wooden dowel Christmas tree, you can even place mini hooks on the wood tree stems and attach ornaments of your choosing. We encourage you to be creative and bring your merry spirit into this exciting project!  

Wooden table top stand alone Christmas trees

Free-Standing Wood Christmas Tree:  


We understand that buying decorations for the holidays can become expensive! Yet, decorations are also what help bring that nostalgic Christmas feeling most of us crave!   

For this project, we recommend using square wood dowels. If you want to view an example of measurements to use, click here! However, it is up to you how big or small you want your free-standing Christmas tree to be.  

Free- standing Christmas trees are perfect to use for décor in your home because you can easily paint the tree in any color of your choosing, tape greenery to the sides of the tree, place a picture frame in the middle of the tree, etc. Also, if you create one bigger tree and one other smaller tree, you can place the smaller tree in the middle of the big tree and overlap the two!  

This DIY project can be lovely to place anywhere in your home such as up against your windows, on your desk, next to your larger tree, and many other spots. 

Unfinished Wooden Dowel Tree 


Bring your family together to sit around a cozy fire and construct an unfinished wooden dowel tree! You should use square wood dowels for this project. There are multiple ways that you can design this type of tree. If you want to get a few ideas and decide what works best for you or your family, click here

This DIY project can be used as a décor in your home and can be placed anywhere depending on the size of the tree. If you want to, you can give your DIY project to a friend or family member as a gift this holiday season. 

Creating an unfinished wooden dowel tree is a simple project that can become a family tradition that will be cherished for years to come. We want to help you bring your family together this season! Create your own wood dowel tree today! 

Wooden Dowels Shipped Directly to Your Home with Midwest Dowel 


We hope that one of these 3 DIY Christmas trees brings joy to your life and that you can expand your knowledge with your friends and family!  

Building a DIY wooden dowel rod Christmas tree not only allows you to highlight your creativity and woodworking skills but also adds a unique and rustic charm to your holiday decor.  

Midwest Dowel offers many different sized dowels to help you make one of these dowel Christmas trees that are perfect for your space. 

Home projects using wood dowels are fun, imaginative, and something that the whole family can relish in. These innovative crafts use just a few supplies and are safe and fun.  

The best part? You can have all the dowels you need shipped directly to your front door from Midwest Dowel. Perfect for home crafts, home repairs, and more wood dowels are versatile and easy to use for even beginners. 

Ready to make your own wood dowel Christmas tree? Click here to shop Midwest Dowel today! 

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