This huge plywood Christmas tree poinsettia plant stand is perfect for displaying loads of poinsettias on your porch this holiday season! Learn how to build it!
We love decorating for the holidays inside and out. We always hang lights and wreaths outside, but we wanted to add something new this year to our porch.
For that, we built this INCREDIBLE Christmas tree poinsettia stand and we are absolutely in love! This is an easy build and you can whip it up for your house too with the easy of Kreg Jig pocket hole joinery!
How to Build a Christmas Tree Poinsettia Stand
Several years ago, we built a three-tiered plant stand that sits in the corner of our porch. We usually decorate it with poinsettias and other Christmas decor, but we wanted to change things up.
This stand is actually shaped like a Christmas tree, adding a touch more holiday spirit.
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For this build, we bought two full sheets of plywood. You can definitely build it with just one, but if you want to have perfectly square corners on your shelves and aren’t 100% confident with your jigsaw skills, we recommend using two sheets.
One sheet can be for your tree and the corners of the other sheet for your shelves. And hey, that way you have extra plywood for you next project if you want to build a Christmas card holder!
Step one: trace and cut trees
We started by tracing half of a Christmas tree on the 4″ side of a piece of plywood. Then we cut that out, clamped it back onto the plywood and cut out a second half.
Step two: drill pocket holes
Then we added pocket holes to the back of one tree half and attached it to the other half at a right angle.
We used our Kreg 320 jig for this because it clamps directly onto the board itself. Since this is kind of a big awkward board, it was easier than trying to clamp it into a tabletop jig like the Kreg 720.
Step three: cut shelves
Next we cut out three shelves. Each shelf was progressively longer on the sides and each had a rounded front from side to side.
We freehanded the curves, but marked the outermost point and cut in a curve to there.
Step four: attach shelves
We used our Kreg 320 Jig again here to attach these using pocket holes.
Step five: paint
The tree was finished with two cans of green spray paint.
This project took more paint than I thought and we had to use a shelter to paint spray that much.
Completed DIY poinsettia stand shaped like a Christmas tree
After it was dry, our poinsettia stand looked great!
We set it up in the corner of our porch to have it ready to greet us whenever we came home.
DIY poinsettia stand woodworking plans
We’ve partnered with our friends at Kreg to bring you the full plans for this Christmas tree shaped poinsettia stand for free!
The plans feature all the info you need and pictures for each step to make this as simple as possible for you to reconstruct.
So head over to Kreg’s site to get the free plans for how to build this Christmas tree shaped poinsettia stand and many more Christmas and holiday projects.
Their website is full of easy, helpful plans from lots of amazing builders.
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Hey there, I’m Sean, the woodworking enthusiast and builder behind CharlestonCrafted.com! Since 2012, I’ve been sharing the magic of turning raw materials into beautiful creations. I love teaching others the art and satisfaction of woodworking and DIY. I try to inspire fellow crafters to make something extraordinary out of nothing at all.