DIY Projects & Crafts Holiday Crafts Christmas Crafts DIY PVC-Pipe Christmas Tree No room for a fulsome tree in a smaller den or living room? This tree is less than 6 inches deep and can hang on or lean against a wall. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 20, 2018 Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: ERIC PIASECKI PHOTOGRAPHY Eclectic Mix Every little thing you love -- from teensy toys to mismatched collections of vintage holiday items -- has a home on this tree. Start by choosing a palette (we picked bright, happy colors), then fill pipes accordingly: We spray-painted plastic toy animals, spelled out joy and merry with letter magnets, and interspersed tiny wrapped presents, Advent calendar-style. Play around with the placement until you like the overall look (avoid grouping similar objects). Everything you need to make this tree is readily available at your local home center: plywood, PVC pipe, a saw, and epoxy. This wood is 4 by 6 feet, but you can adjust the size. What You'll Need Materials White paint and paintbrush (optional) Birch plywood, 4 by 6 feet Miter box saw or pipe cutter PVC pipes, in 1- to 4.5-inch widths Sandpaper White matte spray paint (optional) Painter’s tape 3 tubes five-minute epoxy Popsicle sticks Mirror-hanging hardware, rated for about 50 pounds (optional) Instructions Optional: Lightly dilute white paint with water. Brush onto plywood; let dry. With miter saw, cut PVC pipes to various lengths (2 to 3 1/2 inches). Sand one end of each. To make trunk, cut a 1-foot-long piece of 3-inch-diameter pipe in half lengthwise; sand both long cut edges. Optional: Spray-paint all cut pieces of pipe. With tape, create a 3-by-5-foot isosceles triangle on plywood. Place pipe pieces within perimeter, playing around with positioning to get a layout you like. Mix a quarter-size batch of epoxy. Remove a piece of pipe from layout; use Popsicle stick to spread epoxy on unsanded end. Replace pipe, pressing down. Continue process, mixing more epoxy as needed. Use epoxy to attach trunk. Remove tape. Epoxy will dry quickly but should be left to cure overnight. Lean board against a wall, or hang with mirror-hanging hardware.