As Christmas is getting nearer you must be aware that it’s going to be hectic! So here is a dowel Christmas tree idea to keep you occupied and sane during the ongoing preparations for holidays.

Dowel Christmas Tree

Instead of the regular Christmas tree, festoon your living space with this unique yet festive Christmas tree made from wooden dowels, spray paint, sander, and pine board.


  • Dowel (1 1/4″ and 1/2″)
  • Pine Board
  • Drill
  • Sander
  • Spray Paint
  • Tape
  • Cloth


Cut your 1/2″ dowel into various lengths – biggest about 2′ and smallest about 6″. Sand and wipe clean with a towel. With the 1 1/4″ dowel, start about 10-12″ from the bottom and begin drilling holes about 2″ apart all the way to the top and from various angles. Sand and wipe clean with a cloth. Cut a base out of pine board and drill a hole about 1 1/4″ to fit the center dowel in so it can stand. Sand and wipe clean using a cloth. Spray paint the base white, as well as a portion of the mail dowel (1 1/4″) by taping off a section. You can choose to paint as much or as little as you would like. Let dry and then put your dowel tree together! Enjoy!

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