Make Christmas Tree-Shaped Window Dowels

Put a modern spin on your holiday window decor with this colorful wooden dowel project.

DIY Dowel-Rod Window Tree
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Materials Needed

  • 1/2" diameter wooden dowels
  • 3 shades green spray paint
  • mini hack saw
  • 22-gauge floral wire
  • craft paper
  • yardstick
  • measuring tape
  • pencil

Measure Windows

Before you begin, know your window dimensions. You want your decoration to fall within the window frame.

Wood Dowel Christmas Tree Decoration

Step 1: Measure Windows

Before you begin, know your window dimensions. You want your decoration to fall within the window frame.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Sketch Tree

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.

Wood Dowel Christmas Tree Decoration

Step 2: Sketch Tree

Using a pencil and yard stick, draw out the tree in your desired shape and size. This will be your guide when cutting the dowels to size.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Cut Dowels

Using a mini hack saw, cut the dowels to your desired sizes.

Wood Dowel Christmas Tree Decoration

Step 3: Cut Dowels

Using a mini-hack saw, cut the dowels to your desired sizes, based on markings from the previous step.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

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.

Wood Dowel Christmas Tree Decoration

Step 4: Do a Dry Run

Lay the cut dowels across the tree sketch, adjusting to make sure they are the right size, you have enough and that they are equally spaced.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Paint Dowels

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.

Wood Dowel Christmas Tree Decoration

Step 5: Paint Dowels

Every third dowel should be the 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.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Finalize Layout

Using your tree sketch as a guide, lay the painted dowels into their final positions in preparation for wiring them together.

Wood Dowel Christmas Tree Decoration

Step 6: Finalize Layout

Again, using your tree sketch as a guide, lay the painted dowels into their final positions in preparation for wiring them together. Make any adjustments now.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Link Dowels 

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).

Finish

Hang the finished tree in your window(s) or on a wall using excess wire or fishing wire.

Wood Dowel Christmas Tree Decoration

DIY Tree Shaped Window Dowels

Put a new spin on your holiday window decorations this year with this clever, colorful wooden dowel project.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

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