Decorating a Hobby Lobby Wooden Christmas Tree Cutout

September 21, 2019

Pallet and reclaimed wood Christmas trees are all over Pinterest.

But what if you can't or don't want to find old wood, cut it up and nail together a tree?  Buy a small wooden tree at Hobby Lobby.

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The Hobby Lobby tree is 14 7/8" tall.

The trees are priced at $9.99 but are currently being sold for 40% off online, and in the stores.

My first step was to brush on a coat of Varathane Weathered Wood Accelerator.  Wood accelerator give the wood a gray wood appearance.

I apologize that somehow I missed taking a photo of the painting process.

I used Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Barn Red to paint the 2nd and bottom wood slats.  I used a foam brush so I could paint only the top of the slat, leaving the sides of the tree gray.  I used a very thin coat of paint.

I used the same technique to apply Fusion Mineral Paint in Bayberry to the remaining slats.

I then sanded the edges (with 220 grit sandpaper), along with the center areas of the tree to distress it.

If you follow my blog, you know I am a fan of the Folkart value pack stencils.  I used a multiple tree stencil from FolkArt Die Cut Paper, Woodland Stencil Value Pack  on the bottom slat of the tree.

Here I have placed a row of trees to stencil onto the largest and bottom tree slat.

I stenciled the trees with Fusion Mineral Paint in Champlain.

Decorating a Hobby Lobby Wooden Christmas Tree Cutout #Christmas #Christmasdecor #Christmastree #DIYChristmasdecor #Christmascrafts
The snowflake was stenciled with a Hobby Lobby snowflake stencil and Fusion Champlain paint.

Decorating a Hobby Lobby Wooden Christmas Tree Cutout #Christmas #Christmasdecor #Christmastree #DIYChristmasdecor #Christmascrafts
Hobby Lobby wooden Christmas craft buttons were hot glued on the green slats.  I think I purchased these last year at Hobby Lobby in the Christmas craft section.

AND, my tree was decorated!

Decorating a Hobby Lobby Wooden Christmas Tree Cutout #Christmas #Christmasdecor #Christmastree #DIYChristmasdecor #Christmascrafts

Decorated Hobby Lobby Wooden Stocking

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  1. Carlene,
    You put together some awesome colors and stencils. Just love that tree, especially the buttons! And, I don't know that I would have ever thought to put that plaid on the stocking, but it looks amazing. Your house is going to be so cozy and comfy for Christmas!

  2. Your imagination is always ticking and your energy level is off the charts. I admire how you have a vision and you follow through with a really well made product. I always enjoy checking out your posts.

  3. So adorable! I love Barn Red it’s my favorite!

  4. I really liked how your wooden stocking turned-out last year; I saved the idea for this year's craft list since things sold out incredibly early last Christmas season. After seeing this project, I pretty much now have to RUN to Hobby Lobby to make sure I don't miss out again; is it fair to somewhat blame you for the longgg receipt sure to come, haha? (Every time I visit a craft store for one or two things, other things seem to jump into the cart as well, esp. holiday items.) At any rate, this came together so well; I love everything about it! The weathering really gives it a special touch, & those buttons & stencils! Thank you for the inspiration & instructions (& for considering those of us w/o a ready supply of old pallet wood).


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