Nov 1, 2012

CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT DISPLAY | Great for Craft Fairs or Displaying Favorite Ornaments


I thought I'd share with ya'll a cute wooden Christmas tree that I use to display my Christmas tree ornaments in my craft booth.
It would also be a cute way to display some of your favorites in your home too!

I didn't make this exact one, however it'd be super easy to construct. 
I won this at an auction in Northern, KY for only $1.00!!! LOVE IT! 

It didn't have the nails to hold things or the strand of lights, but the body of it was great.
I am thinking about making another one so I can sit one on each side of my booth. So here's how it's constructed.

So simple. (sorry, it was a lil blurry, i took these first 2 with my iphone & no flash.)

You can see it's basically a cut out of a smooth type plywood, in the shape of a sad Christmas tree. I say sad because the lil limbs all hand downward. lol. And it's painted a forest green.

Here's a closer up look at it, very easy to construct: front: (these below i took with a real camera lol.)

The base is super simple. The front had a piece knocked off when I got it, but I think it just adds a piece of character. 
It's just a flat piece of wood, kinda think, maybe an inch and has a lil weight to it.

It's braced with only a simple piece of wood, cut in a rectangle, that holds the tree frame to the base.

Back: again, very simple construction

And there are nails from the bottom of it, up into the pieces of wood. It's never fallen over and I've had it loaded over the past few  years with ornaments.

To make for some hanging spots, I took some headless nails and tacked them all up and down the tree to give me some hanging spots like so:

And oh yea, i took a dry brush and streaked it with some black because I wanted it to look a lil older to fit the theme of my booth. I also wish I'd had old rusty looking nails at the time, but I didn't.

And here it is again, all loaded down and lit up:

Here's a better photo to show the ornaments hanging.

And I also have a bunch of the hand painted ornaments finally listed on my Etsy now.
Here's a sneak peek at some of them.

I'm still working on these, but they are almost ready!

I do believe these blue Frosty the Snowmen are my favorite. I just freehanded in a pipe at last second and love it. lol

And anyways, back to the tree display. Here's a side view.

 I hope seeing the way it's put together will help ya'll make one easier.
Well, I'm off to try my hand at one now.


  1. You have done a great job on your site. Best of luck!

    Jeanette Cheezum

  2. Lisa

    You're so clever, that looks absolutely fabulous.

    I want one!

  3. A unique way to display ornaments! And it does look a little "sad" with its droopy boughs. lol

    1. Hi Noner, thanks! It works out great for displaying alot at once and keeps them neat and non-tangled. lol, yea I thought it was a sad lil tree as well. lol

  4. I have been racking my brains trying to come up with a simple "primitive" tree to display seasonal ornaments at craft shows - this might be it! Thanks so much for sharing all of your wonderful ideas, your site is very inspirational! ~*~Lisa

  5. Thanks Moonlit Stitch. It really works great for me. And on each nail, you can hang multiples of the same ornament. It really holds a lot, more than I thought it would. I hope it works out great for you as well!
    If you make one, send me a pic, I'd love to see your display.
    ps. And with these kind of lights, (the on for 8 hours/off for 8 hours LED's from Biglots) they last about 3 months on one set of batteries.


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