Appalachia Christmas crafts

Triangle Christmas Trees

I stumbled upon this tutorial for wooden Christmas trees and they were so cute I just had to make them!

They were super easy to make…well if I fess up and tell the truth they were easy because The Deer Hunter did the hard part. We had an old piece of shelving board in the basement and it worked perfectly for the tree project. (click on the videos below to see his handy work-then click on them again to stop them)

Once the cutting and sanding were done all I had to do was paint the trees.

painted Christmas Trees
I put a solid coat of color on the front and sides of all the trees. I knew I’d give most of them away as gifts so I tried to use a variety of colors to please everyone.

Handmade Christmas Trees
Once the paint dried I added polka-dots. I love how the trees turned out! In fact I love them so much that I think one of you should have one too.


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    Joyce McCombs
    December 22, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    I love the trees and their polka dots! Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family!

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    Amanda Burts
    December 23, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    I love your Christmas trees! Merry Christmas!
    Amanda Burts

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    December 22, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and all the Blind Pig bunch. (Family and readers)

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    b. Ruth
    December 22, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Dear Tipper,
    Love your trees…..One question…since you love snow so very much….when and if I win a tree, would you paint it white and put red and green dots on it….Yes, since you are going to all the trouble of packing and shipping I thought you might like to have a special order as well…Ha
    Thanks Tipper,
    PS…the reason for my special order?…A tree laden with white (snow) reminds me of you and your family and winter snowy photos of NC…

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    libby rouse
    December 21, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Oh what a treasure it would be to have one of these delightful trees! I have never seen this done before, you and the Deer Hunter are just so creative. Love the thought of the time put into making them and sharing with others! Merry Christmas!

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    Sherry Whitaker
    December 21, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    What lovely trees! Y’all make a great team! I would love one of the trees. I am really enjoying Pap & Paul singing the Christmas Carols. I sing along with them in my car!

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    Ed Ammons
    December 21, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    I noticed the log that the sander is on it too. Is it a sycamore? Was it dead when he cut it? Did it come from Miss Cindy’s yard? I think I remember seeing it in some earlier pictures. I have one sorta like that made of spalted maple.

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      January 8, 2018 at 5:54 pm

      Ed-the log is a locust. They cut it down at work because it was in the way of a new building or something. They didn’t want the wood so The Deer Hunter go it : )

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    Ed Karshner
    December 21, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Those are really nice. I bought some similar from Berea College last year. Somehow, they have been misplaced.
    On another note, last night I had some trouble sleeping. So, I put on Paul and your Dad’s Christmas CD. Not only did I go fast asleep, I woke up in the best mood. That is in my top 5 Christmas music collections (I’ve also listened to it at other time).
    I’ve got my fingers crossed for some snow.

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    December 21, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    I fixed some fixtures for a man that worked for Toys for Tots one Christmas. In return, he made toy-wooden trains for 5 of the grandchildren, the youngest wasn’t born yet. Him and his wife even made me one that spelled the name of my company, with a diesel and red caboose. Since it was nearly 6 feet long, my Uncle noticed it and made a Railroad with many crossties for it to sit on. All these A,B,C’s were painted too. John Glen was a retired Veteran.
    The Deer Hunter and you are Gifted in so many ways. …Ken

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    December 21, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    The most impressive thing in the videos, to my thinking, was the base that the Deer Hunter used to mount his sander on. Well thought out, DH…..

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    December 21, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    I love your little wooden trees. Merry Christmas to you and yours. I hope we get back in your neck of the woods in 2018.
    Blessings my friends.

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    December 21, 2017 at 11:41 am

    . . . and Happy Winter Solstice. This is the one day of the year the sun wakes me directly in the eyes! 😉

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    December 21, 2017 at 11:39 am

    I think you’re on to something there Ed: garlands of bacon, dangling friend eggs and biscuits, and gravy for flocking – maybe you could add a scattering of hash browns for “star-dust”. . . . Sounds like you have another project Tipper . . . .

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    wanda Devers
    December 21, 2017 at 11:11 am

    What a good idea! They are so cute! I would love to have one.

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    December 21, 2017 at 10:26 am

    I picked a bunch of pine cones and made “hooks” out of red ribbon for the tree…
    meanwhile…handing Ed a plate of eggs, toast and scrapple…
    Merry Christmas everyone! A healthy, happy and blessed New Year to you and your Family’s!

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    Ed Ammons
    December 21, 2017 at 8:59 am

    My favorite color is bacon. That is also my favorite smell and taste too. Even the sound of bacon sizzling in the pan excites me. Egg is my next favorite color, right next to bacon, followed by biscuit and gravy. Did you make any of them colors?

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    December 21, 2017 at 8:55 am

    I love the look and creativity of these trees. They would make a great addition to a small village of lighted houses. I would love to add one to my village decorations. Merry Christmas to all!

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    December 21, 2017 at 8:46 am

    The trees are so beautiful and you and The Deer Hunter are amazing! I love homemade Christmas decorations. Mine are marked with a date and the name of the person who made them. I’d love to see your name on one of my cherished decorations.

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    December 21, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Merry Christmas to you all! These are really cute, you could have a forest of different sizes up over the fireplace or on a table.

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    Barb Wright
    December 21, 2017 at 7:58 am

    These are so cute! My hubby and I made wooden toys for some of our grandkids this year. Like you, he cut and sanded and I painted. My favorite is a circus animal train . Merry Christmas!!!

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    Miss Cindy
    December 21, 2017 at 6:54 am

    Tip, those are just as cute as they can be, I love the polka-dots! The Deer Hunter can make anything, don’t you just love a handy man!

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