Make Christmas Tree-Shaped Window Dowels
Put a modern spin on your holiday window decor with this colorful wooden dowel project.
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- 1/2" diameter wooden dowels
- 3 shades green spray paint
- mini hack saw
- 22-gauge floral wire
- craft paper
- measuring tape
Before you begin, know your window dimensions. You want your decoration to fall within the window frame.
Using a pencil and yardstick, draw out the tree in your desired shape and size. This will be your guide when cutting the dowels to size.
Using a mini hack saw, cut the dowels to your desired sizes.
Do a Dry Run
Lay the cut dowels across the tree sketch. Adjust to make sure the dowels are the right size and that they are equally spaced.
Every third dowel should be spray-painted the same color. Pull out several at a time, paint those dowels one shade of green, then let dry. Repeat with the other two shades of green until all dowels are dry to the touch.
Using your tree sketch as a guide, lay the painted dowels into their final positions in preparation for wiring them together.
Using 22-gauge wire, connect each dowel to the dowel below (Image 1). Check as you go that they are evenly spaced on each end. Work your way down until you complete the tree (Image 2).
Hang the finished tree in your window(s) or on a wall using excess wire or fishing wire.