Wood Shim Christmas Trees

Here I am working with those wood shims again! This time, I’m making small trees…

A couple packages of small wood shims (home improvement stores, less than $2.00 for a package of 12) and a glue gun are all you need to make this rustic little Christmas Tree.

Start out by hot-gluing together 12 shims; narrow end at the top, keep your base flat. I placed a dab of glue near the top of each shim.

After you have glued your 12 shims together, add a dab of glue to one more and insert it right into the center of your tree.

Since I glued the shims together at the top only, the final shim (the trunk) easily slides in.

To create the base, I glued together two shims — put opposite ends together so the base is straight.

Hot-glue tree to base.



  1. catie  December 9, 2013

    get OUT! cleverest idea yet!

    • camilla  December 9, 2013

      Catie, So glad you like it! 🙂

  2. Susan  December 10, 2013

    This blog is such a happy and inspiring place.

    Merry Christmas!

    • camilla  December 11, 2013

      Susan, You are the best! Thanks and Merry Christmas to you too! XO, C