Blog Hop- Christmas in July

Hello everyone!

Can you believe July is almost over?

Time has been flying by for me!

Welcome to our Blog Hop Hosted by my sweet friend Terrie at Decorate and More with Tip.

Our theme this month is Christmas in July. We were each challenge to make something related to Christmas!

I don’t know about y’all, but it’s hard to think about Christmas when it feels like 150° outside!

We were hanging shiplap in our bedroom so this seemed like the perfect time to make a shiplap Christmas tree box.

⚠️Don’t forget to scroll to the end of this post and check out all of my amazing blogging friends projects!

If you are coming here from B4 and Afters page, thank you! I can’t wait to head over and check out her Christmas in July blog post! Did y’all see her adorable pine cone trees? Super cute!

Anywhoo… let’s get our the power tools and see what I can mess up 😂!

BTW for my favorite power tool and other finds click HERE! There is a great deal right now for a drill and impact for $99! Sayyyyyy what!

Items used:

  • Nail gun with finishing nails
  • Tape measure
  • Square
  • Pencil
  • 2- 2×2 8ft each (we used pine left over from making our farmhouse table)
  • 2- 8 ft pieces of Shiplap (we used left over tongue and groove OR you can have the hardware store rip plywood for you).
  • Laser jet printer

Cuts:

2×2’s

  • 4- 18″
  • 4- 19 1/8″
  • 4- 9 3/4

Shiplap (ours is 6″ wide)

  • Measure your box once done and make your cuts from that.

Cost:

Zero for us since everything was left over from other projects.

FIRST

Measure your tree stand to make sure your box will easily fit around your tree. Our stand is 23″ x 23″.

If your tree measures the same then follow the cuts listed above for your lumber.

NEXT

Now that you have all of your cuts start with the pine.

You’re going to make two Squares and then use the shorter pieces between the two  squares to make a box. This is how you will attach the shiplap.

Use the longer pieces on the top and bottom and the shorter pieces on each side. Also don’t forget to use your square to make sure it’s all straight.

Now listen… I’m a girl and don’t speak in lumber language so be nice and don’t be too judge-E of my instructions!

And while we’re on the subject.. why do they call a triangle a square? I know it’s used to keep things square, BUT ITS A TRIANGLE!

Nail these pieces together.

Repeat the same process and make a second square.

NEXT

Using your 9 3/4″ pieces use them between each square in each corner making a box.

NEXT

Now it’s time to attach your shiplap. We had to rip 4 of these pieces with the table saw to get it to fit right.

LAST

Now it’s time to add your words. This is the first time I have done this process and I for sure would have went larger!

Also be sure you have a laser printer.

I used word and wrote our what I want it to say. Then when I went to print it I reversed everything. For me it was tricky finding this setting. It’s under your print options and there is a box that says reverse.

Print and then lay it out on your wood. You can use an u sharpened pencil for this, but I used a paint can opener and this worked good.

Just go back and forth over each word and your ink will transfer to your wood.

I had a little mess up with it at first and had to start over so mine is a little messy 🤦🏻‍♀️.

Don’t forget to keep scrolling and for more Christmas in July inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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16 thoughts on “Blog Hop- Christmas in July

  1. I am so glad you posted this tutorial Danya!! I am wanting to make one for myself and seen so many different types to make but all need fancy tools. I think I can make the one you shared. I love the design you placed on it. Can’t wait until I see your home all decorated for Christmas.

    Thanks for joining me on this Christmas challenge. As always, it is so fun working with you!

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  2. Danya, what a great way to display a small Christmas Tree. I’m so impressed that you made the box. The design on the outside has a natural, organic feel to it. You’ve given me an idea for several crates I have.

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