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Rustic Christmas Tree Display

Rustic Christmas Tree Display

Rustic Christmas Tree Display

Is everyone having an awesome weekend?  As you know from our easy rustic Christmas wreath post yesterday, we started decking the halls at Hello I Live Here. Today we are going to add to our front porch display, our Rustic Christmas Tree Display.

Rustic Christmas Tree Display

We finished a rustic Christmas tree display for the front porch.  This rustic Christmas display consists of our rustic planter box we built a couple weeks ago which was featured on Bob Vila Nation.  The wonderful oversized rustic planter box tree display simply makes the porch.  We used Martha Stewart ornaments in rust, gold’s, and whites purchased from The Home Depot.  The tree received beautiful burlap ribbons, which set’s the tree to new highs in this beautiful Minwax Dark Walnut stained planter box.

Here’s how Hello I Lived Here set up the rustic Christmas tree display:

First, we started by finishing the rustic box off with a cross-X pattern to give that rustic feel.  We added a holder inside the rustic box and “I” bolts to secure the real Christmas tree that adorns the box.

Rustic Christmas Tree Display

Then, I added beautiful rustic burlap green and tan ribbon, and made a lovely bow for the top center of the Tree, and tied the ribbon around the rustic box.

Rustic Christmas Tree Display

Next, we used rustic decorations to bring the beautiful tree together.

Rustic Christmas Tree Display

Finally, we put the lovely decorated tree into place on the porch and lit the tree up.

Rustic Christmas Tree Display

That’s our rustic Christmas display for part of our porch.

We hope you enjoyed our post of the rustic Christmas tree display today.  Tomorrow we will show you the whole porch, lights and all.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Saturday!

Linda

Rustic Planter Box

Step 9 - Finished Rustic Planter Box

Create a rustic planter box for your Christmas porch with Hello I Live Here

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today I am sharing a terrific build, our Rustic Planter box that will be part of our theme on the front porch this Christmas.  This rustic planter box is inexpensive to make, and uses minimal tools and materials.  Patience is a virtue with this fun little project, as you may need to make adjustments as you move along, but trust me, it’s all worth it ;-).

Here’s what you will need –

– 4-Strip wood 1 x 1 x 8′

– 8 -1x3x8′ rustic or pinewood

– 8-1x2x8′ rustic or pine wood

– 1-1x4x8′ rustic or pine wood

– 2 boxes (24″) Land survey stakes (cut each point off the stake)

– Miter Saw

– Various size clamps

– Ryobi nail gun with 1 3/8″ and 2″ nails

– Wood Glue

– Eye protection

– Ear protection

Tools You Need for Rustic Planter Box

Now let’s get started!

1.  I made a basic frame for my Rustic Planter Box that was 24″ H x 16″ W x 16″ W.  I formed two squares by cutting the 1″ x 1″ wood into 8- 16″ pieces.  I glued and nailed these pieces into 16″ x 16″ squares with Titebond wood glue and my Ryobi Nail gun using 2″ nails (this ensures the nails go through for strength.)

Step 1 Making Frame

2. Next, I cut 4-24″ pieces of 1″x 1″ wood.  I joined the top and bottom by attaching the four leg sections to create a “box”.  I used wood glue and 1 3/8″ nails to secure the legs.

Step 2 - Continue Frame

3.  Then I cut 6- 1×2’s 16″ long, and attached the 1×2’s to the base of the rustic planter box.  I spaced the 1×2″ 1″ apart, glued into place, and nailed with a 1 3/8″ nail.

Step 3 - Bottom Base of Rustic Planter Box

4.  I cut 4 small blocks about 4″ long and glued and nailed onto the bottom base in the four corners.  This gives the box the feet it needs, and helps drainage.

Step 4 - Base Feet Rustic Planter Box

5.  Standing the planter back up on its base, begin attaching your 1 x 3’s to the longest side of the box, spacing them apart enough to add the outside stake pieces to cover the crack.  Each side will vary due to the size of your box.  I took my time and added the first stake piece to the outside corner, then measured the 1×3 out to the end of the stake.  Once I had the first two pieces set, I continued to go back and forth adding the stake to the outside of the box, and then the 1×3 to the inside of the box until, I finished the front side.

Step 5 - Attaching sides of Rustic Planter Box

6.  Because sides were an 1″ smaller due to the square assembly (top and bottom), I used a combination of  2 – 1×3’s and 2 1×2’s  at 24″ cuts to complete the look of both sides.  Again, I moved around the frame starting with the stake to the outside corner of the frame, and moved to assign, the 1×3 followed by a stake to the outside, and then inserted the 1×2’s going back and forth, until I finished the side with the 1×3 at the other end.

step 6 - Sides of Rustic Planter Box

7.  Giving the Rustic Planter Box a finished look, I used 1×3’s cut with 45-degree angels to the length of the box at each end.  I attached this frame to the top and bottom until I completed the outside trim.

step 7 - Finish Work Rustic Planter Box

8.  Hello I Live Here finished the design with the 1×4’s cut on a 45-degree angle and attached to the top of the rustic planter box.  Then we finished off the box by adding a 1″ finishing strip to set the bottom with a little more rustic flair.

step 8 - Top Rustic Planter Box Trim

9.  Tada!  The finished rustic planter box.

Step 9 - Finished Rustic Planter Box

The project took about 4 hours to complete, and was a pretty easy yet enjoyable to build.  If you have left over scrap wood, do not hesitate to use it and modify the plan using the scraps you have.  We were out of the sizes of s we needed due to our last two projects, the towel rack, and wood frames which were both featured on Bob Vila Nation.

In a couple weeks, we will show you how Hello I Live Here stained the rustic planter box to use as the focal point of our beautiful Christmas porch display.  🙂  Happy building and we will see you next post!

🙂 Linda