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Cardboard Christmas trees on a decorated table with flowers in vases and tableware

Overview

These cardboard Christmas trees will look fantastic on your dining table this Christmas and they’re easy to make!

Steps

1Cut triangles

Cut the cardboard into triangles with scissors, then use a brush to apply paint on both sides, leaving to dry.
Green Bunnings hammer
Tip: Our trees are 300mm, 200mm and 150mm high with bases from 100mm wide.

2Cut and attach dowel

Use a handsaw to cut three lengths of dowel to 400mm, 300mm and 250mm (to fit the height of each triangle and adding 100mm for the stem). Apply hot glue along the dowel the length of the triangle, press onto the centre and leave to dry.

3Wrap twine

Starting 10mm above the base of each triangle, hold the end of the twine at the back and wrap it diagonally, working your way up and leaving a small gap at the tip. Secure the ends at the back with hot glue.

4Decorate

With the glue gun, attach mosaic glass to base and tip. Leave to dry.

5Drill and fasten base

From the pine, cut bases to match the width of each triangle and drill through the centres with a 4mm bit. Dab hot glue into the holes, push in the matching dowelled triangles and leave to dry standing upright.

6Now you’ve got the decorations, start planning the gifts!

Take a look at our Christmas gift guide, you’re sure to find a gift to suit anyone, on any budget.

 

Photo credit: Brigid Arnott

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.