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How to Make Dollar Tree Jenga Block Christmas Tree

14 December

How to make a rustic wood block Christmas tree.  This is a cute farmhouse style Dollar Tree Jenga tree made with blocks from Tumbling Towers from the dollar store.  This is a cute little tree to make for a three tiered tray, mantle, or to sit on a table.





How to Make Jenga Block Christmas Tree


I made a trip to Dollar Tree last week for some last minute Christmas items, and they had so many cute things!  I left with over $30 worth of craft supplies and Christmas decorations. 


I know people in my Dollar Tree finds group can spend $200 or more in one trip, but anything over $10 is a lot for me for most trips.


Dollar Tree had some really cute stuff this year!  I also found some name brand beauty stuff for my daughter.  


I found some really cute signs that I decided to just use as it.  Yes, I know, it was odd to just buy something and hang it up and not paint it first!


For more Dollar Tree DIY ideas, check out these posts:






What Do You Do With the Dollar Tree Jenga Blocks?


Dollar Tree Tumbling Tower DIY projects are popular because you get 72 small wood blocks for only $1!  You can then use them to make several different DIY projects.  


Most Jenga block crafts only use a few blocks, so you can make several projects for only one dollar.  This Dollar Tree Jenga block Christmas Tree only uses 22 blocks, so you can make 3 trees for $1!


For more Dollar Tree tumbling tower DIY ideas, check out these posts:



How Big Are Dollar Tree Tumbling Tower Blocks?


Tumbling Tower blocks are smaller than regular Jenga blocks.  Each block is 1.5 inches long, 0.75 inches wide, and 0.5 inches tall.  


If you want a larger wood block Christmas tree, use regular Jenga blocks or use these wood blocks from Etsy.





How Do You Glue Jenga Blocks Together?


You can use either wood glue or hot glue to glue the wood for Jenga block crafts.  Dollar Tree does sell wood glue, but I recommend using Gorilla Glue for wood.  


Hot glue will also work, and it dries quicker when you are making a Tumbling Tower Christmas tree.


Best Paint for a Wood Block Christmas Tree


I used chalk paint to make my Dollar Tree Jenga tree.  You can also use acrylic paint.  You can stain the wood blocks for a natural looking tree.  


I just used a simple coat of paint for my Dollar Tree Jenga block Christmas tree.  However, you can distress yours or dry brush with white for an aged look.





Decorating Your Jenga Block Christmas Tree


I add a wooden star to the top of my Tumbling Tower Christmas tree, but you can use one of the following to decorate yours:



Dollar Tree Jenga Block Christmas Tree Supplies


You will need the following supplies to make a Dollar Tree Jenga tree:






How Do You Make a Jenga Christmas Tree?


Step #1


Begin making the wood block Christmas tree in sections.  You'll make two sections with 3 blocks, one section of 5 blocks, and 1 section of 7 blocks.  I used wood glue to glue the blocks together.  Let the sections dry for at least an hour.





Step #2


Then start assembling your Jenga block Christmas tree.  Once the sections are completely dry, you can start gluing them with wood glue or hot glue.  Center the section of 5 blocks over the section of 7 blocks and glue.  Then add a section of 3 blocks in the center and finally a single block on top.  Let the glue dry completely.





Step #3


Paint the Tumbling Tower Christmas tree with green chalk paint. 





Step #4


Then paint the remaining section of 3 blocks and two single blocks with white paint.  Let dry completely.





Step #5


Once the white paint is dry, use hot glue or wood glue to attach one of the white pieces to create a trunk at the base of the Dollar Tree Jenga block Christmas tree.  Then glue the other two single pieces on top of the section of three blocks to create a base as shown in the photo.  This will help keep your Dollar Tree Jenga tree steady.





Step #6


Add hot glue to the white block that is the trunk of the tree.  Place the trunk inside the base to support the tree.





I hope you enjoy this Jenga block Christmas tree craft!


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dollar tree, jenga block, christmas tree, rustic, farmhouse, tumbling tower
Yield: 1 tree
Author: Cari @ Koti Beth
Estimated cost: $5

Dollar Tree Jenga Block Tree

prep time: 5 Mperform time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 5 M
How to make a rustic wooden Christmas Tree with Jenga blocks.

materials:

  • 22 Tumbling Tower blocks
  • Hot glue gun
  • Wood glue
  • White and green chalk paint

tools:

  • Paint brush

steps:

  1. Begin making the wood block Christmas tree in sections. You'll make two sections with 3 blocks, one section of 5 blocks, and 1 section of 7 blocks. I used wood glue to glue the blocks together. Let the sections dry for at least an hour.
  2. Then start assembling your Jenga block Christmas tree. Once the sections are completely dry, you can start gluing them with wood glue or hot glue. Center the section of 5 blocks over the section of 7 blocks and glue. Then add a section of 3 blocks in the center and finally a single block on top. Let the glue dry completely.
  3. Paint the Tumbling Tower Christmas tree with green chalk paint.
  4. Then paint the remaining section of 3 blocks and two single blocks with white paint. Let dry completely.
  5. Once the white paint is dry, use hot glue or wood glue to attach one of the white pieces to create a trunk at the base of the Dollar Tree Jenga block Christmas tree. Then glue the other two single pieces on top of the section of three blocks to create a base as shown in the photo. This will help keep your Dollar Tree Jenga tree steady.
  6. Add hot glue to the white block that is the trunk of the tree. Place the trunk inside the base to support the tree.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.

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