Friday, November 20, 2015

DIY Tree Shelf

diy tree shelf Christmas decor

We're back with another diy gift plan for the Handbuilt Holiday series and today it's a beautiful tree shaped shelf that anyone would want!  Ana White and I have the most fun deciding just which project to build each week, like kids in a candy store!  We tend to focus on gifts for kids but this week our build is more geared towards the adults.

handbuilt holiday series 2015

Ana has the plans for this decorative tree shelf that's sure to be a wonderful addition to anyone's Christmas decor:

diy wall shelf tree shape

tree shaped wall shelf with free plans

This tree shelf is substantial and just the right size for lots of knick knacks and holiday decor.

wall shelf Christmas decor with hooks

diy tree shelf wall decor

Inspired by Pottery Barn Kids tree shelf here:

Pottery Barn Kids tree shelf

Their version is on sale for $79 plus shipping but you can make your own for about $15 including hardware.

diy tree shaped wall shelf

Don't be intimidated by all the angled cuts.  Ana has it all figured out in the plans and for the most part all the angles are the same.

diy tree shelf

how to build a tree shelf

Follow Ana's plans to build the shelf.  I used countersunk 1 1/4" wood screws at every shelf.  Wood glue and clamps will keep it all tight until the glue dries.  If your tree shelf has a lot of wobble consider adding a full backing.

My shelf is stained with Minwax Early American and three basic black hooks attached across the bottom.

free plans tree shelf

In case you missed any of the last seven weeks of gift builds be sure to check the entire listing page here:

handbuilt holidays gifts to build free plans

We will be back next Friday - stay tuned!


  1. This is so adorable, and a much better budget option than the original. It's amazing all the items you can DIY for a small fraction of the cost to purchase in a store. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Thank you so much! Can't wait to make one....

  3. Beautifully crafted and laid out x ❤️

  4. Love, love, LOVE this project, Jaime!

  5. Where can I find the actual plans (sizes) for making this tree?

  6. I have always wanted to get my hands on a DIY project that is not too hard to take on but still look fabulous and serves a really important purpose. This tree shelf fits all of the above criteria and having an additional storage space in the form of a shelf is never too much to have around the house.

  7. where is the actual sizes of the boards?