PVC Christmas Tree



This holiday season the PVC Fittings Online team will be working on a series of DIY holiday crafts. We are excited to share these holiday craft ideas with you!

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DIY PVC Christmas Tree

A PVC pipe Christmas tree can be a great, unique holiday décor item for your home this holiday season. This is a simple Christmas craft project that can be ideal for rooms with relatively less space, such as a smaller living room and can either be hung up or leaned up against a wall.

You can build a PVC Christmas tree using simple, affordable materials that we sell here at PVC Fittings Online along with additional materials sold at your local home improvement store.

Materials

  1. ¾-inch x 4ft x 6ft Plywood - Oak Plywood or Birch Plywood
  2. White Paint
  3. Paintbrush
  4. Paint Pail/Tray for diluting
  5. Miter box saw/pipe cutter
  6. A variety of PVC Pipes - 1 to 4.5 inches in diameter (We used 1",1.5", 2", 2.5", and 3")
  7. Painter’s Tape
  8. Gold Metallic Spray Paint
  9. 3 Tubes of Five-Minute Epoxy Adhesive
  10. Popsicle Sticks
  11. Tree Trunk Stencil
  12. Variety of Christmas ornaments
  13. Heavy Mirror Hanging Brackets for about 50lbs (optional)

How to Make a PVC Christmas Tree

  1. Dilute the white paint by pouring into a paint pail/tray, slowly adding a small amount of water and mixing.
  2. Paint one side of the plywood with the diluted white paint to create a white-washed look. Allow to the paint to completely dry.pvc-christmas-tree-plans
  3. With the painter’s tape, create a triangle (tree) shape on the plywood, measuring 3 feet on the base and 5 feet on each side.build-a-pvc-christmas-tree
  4. Using a miter saw, cut the PVC pipes of 1 to 4.5 inches in diameter to various lengths anywhere between 2 to 3.5 inches in height.miter-saw-pvc-pipe
  5. Place the cut pieces of PVC pipe within the perimeter of the painter’s tape to create your tree layout. Avoid placing too many of the same sized pieces near each other. Create the entire layout to ensure you have enough pieces of pipe before continuing.pvc-pipe-tree
  6. Using the Gold Metallic spray paint, spray paint all of the cut pieces of PVC pipe on the inside and outside. Allow the pieces to fully dry.pvc-pipe-christmas-tree-spray-paint
  7. Recreate the entire tree layout on the plywood with the dried, gold painted pieces of PVC pipe.pvc pipe tree layout
  8. Using the Five-Minute Epoxy adhesive, mix a quarter-size amount .epoxy-glue-pvc-pipes
  9. Pick up a piece of the PVC pipe from your tree layout and spread the epoxy on the bottom side. Place the pipe on the plywood and press down to ensure the glued pipe sticks. Repeat this process with each piece of pipe until all pieces are glued to the plywood. Mix more epoxy glue as needed. Leave the glue to dry overnight.
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  10. Measure how large you would like your tree trunk to be. Print the tree trunk stencil image in the appropriate size and cut white areas to use to spray paint through.
  11. Using the same metallic gold spray paint, paint through the stencil to create the tree trunk. Allow to dry and remove stencil paper.pvc-tree-trunk-stencil-painting
  12. Remove painter’s tape.
  13. Stand the piece of plywood up and either hang it up using the mirror hanging hardware of lean against a wall of your choice.pvc-pipe-tree-stand-up
  14. Place Christmas ornaments inside of pipes. Try to place different colored/shaped ornaments next to each other so they can stand out more.ornaments-on-pvc-pipe-tree
  15. Your PVC pipe tree is all set! Sit back, enjoy your unique, homemade Christmas craft and take lots of photos!pvc-pipe-christmas-tree

Do you have any awesome, handmade Christmas crafts that you have made using PVC pipe? Please share with us, we’d love to hear from you!



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