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Woman shares genius inexpensive plywood idea everyone’s copying this Christmas
It's not the only incredible idea she shares! Wow! ๐ŸŽ„
Michael Dabu
12.05.23

It is once again the most beautiful time of the year!

Christmas is just around the corner. Thinking about the colorful lights, the inviting smell of freshly baked cookies, and being with family makes everyone feel extremely excited.

It’s like a magical moment that makes us all feel like kids again. Knowing that Christmas is almost here is truly exciting and it makes every tick of the clock a countdown filled with so much joy.

Christmas decorations!

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Pexels - Brett Sayles

The holiday is never going to be the same without those eye-popping Christmas decorations. Not only do they give additional beauty to our homes but most importantly bring that holiday feeling.

Here are some DIY Christmas decoration ideas that you might want to try.

1. DIY Plywood Christmas tree

Step 1: Get a sheet of plywood and a cardboard box for the DIY projector.

Step 2: Create the projector based on Hometalk tutorials.

Step 3: In a dark room, use a cell phone light to project a tree image onto the plywood.

YouTube Screenshot - Hometalk
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YouTube Screenshot - Hometalk

Step 4: Trace the tree shape and cut it out using a jigsaw.

Step 5: Remember, jigsaws cut upwards, so cut with the good side of plywood facing down.

Step 6: Drill a hole for the star and cut its shape using the jigsaw.

Step 7: Sand the tree, wipe it clean, and paint it white.

Step 8: Attach a pointed scrap wood piece to the bottom and staple white outdoor string lights at the back.

Step 9: Make sure the lights are covered entirely on the backside.

YouTube Screenshot - Hometalk
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YouTube Screenshot - Hometalk

Step 10: Repeat for more trees to create outdoor seasonal decor that looks great day and night.

2. Foam board Christmas characters Silhouettes

Step 1: Purchase inexpensive foam boards from Dollar Tree.

YouTube Screenshot - Hometalk
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YouTube Screenshot - Hometalk

Step 2: Place the foam boards against a window for a clear outline of the silhouette.

Step 3: Use a projector to outline the snowman or any chosen character.

Step 4: Cut along the outline using an exacto knife or razor knife on a cardboard surface.

Step 5: Be cautious and cut slowly, removing small sections at a time.

Step 6: Place the silhouettes against the window using white tape.

Step 7: Paint the back of the silhouettes black or royal blue to prevent light from showing through.

YouTube Screenshot - Hometalk
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YouTube Screenshot - Hometalk

Step 8: Insert lights behind the silhouettes for a glowing effect.

Step 9: Add layers of foam board to create depth and place these against the window for a stunning display.

3. Wooden Christmas star

Step 1: Cut three 2×48-inch wood pieces in half to form six 24-inch pieces.

Step 2: Arrange five pieces to form a star, stapling them together at intersections.

YouTube Screenshot - Hometalk
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YouTube Screenshot - Hometalk

Step 3: Staple 100 white lights on each side of the star and secure them with a hammer.

Step 4: Hang the star on a tree trunk using zip ties and attach additional light strands to form a tail.

YouTube Screenshot - Hometalk
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YouTube Screenshot - Hometalk

Step 5: Zip-tie the tail to a pole higher than the star to create a shooting star effect.

4. Stacked wooden crate Christmas tree

Step 1: Paint the bottom of the wooden crates green and create a triangle shape with blue painter’s tape.

Step 2: Paint the corners with chalk paint hot-glue LED lights and Christmas bulbs onto the crates.

YouTube Screenshot - Hometalk
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YouTube Screenshot - Hometalk

Step 3: Stack the crates to resemble a Christmas tree.

5. Tomato cage Christmas tree

Step 1: Invert a tomato cage and tie the ends together with a zip tie.

Step 2: Use paddle wire to attach lights vertically from top to bottom on the cage supports.

YouTube Screenshot - Hometalk
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YouTube Screenshot - Hometalk

Step 3: Wrap lights horizontally to fill gaps and add a silver star on top for a sparkling finish.

By following these step-by-step instructions, you can create various dazzling Christmas decorations to adorn your home during this festive season!

Watch how they’re actually done in the video below.

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