Elegant Christmas Farmhouse Centerpiece

I couldn’t wait to share this Christmas farmhouse centerpiece and free tree farm SVG set. Who knew a few bottle brush trees and some glue can create something so elegant?!

This looks like a pre-made box you would have to spend quite a bit of money on, but it’s so easy to make – you just need some paint sticks! Read below for the easy holiday decor idea.

Horizontal image of a farmhouse centerpiece idea filled with snow and bottle brush trees which reads Christmas tree farm cut and carry.
This DIY farmhouse Christmas centerpiece looks so high-end but you can make it with paint sticks and a glue gun!

Farmhouse Centerpiece

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I am already getting into the holiday mood and of course, the Cricut machine collection is playing a part in my decorating. Today, this easy centerpiece idea for the holidays was made and I thought I would share the tutorial and free Christmas tree farm cut file set with you so you can make one, too.

No matter which cutting machine you have (Cricut Maker, Explore Air, Joy, the Silhouette family, or Brother), you will be able to create this fun holiday decoration. The staining portion of this project is optional and can matched to your table or decor.

RELATED READING: DIY Christmas Farmhouse Crafts and Gift Ideas

Vertical image closeup of a Christmas table centerpiece made to look like a Christmas tree farm.
Bring a little nature indoors with a few craft supplies with this craft you can do in about an hour.

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If you need to gather supplies or are getting ideas for holiday tables, save this to a holiday crafts pin board or share it on Facebook. It will make it easier to find when you’re ready to begin.

Closeup of wood centerpiece with bottle brush trees and faux snow with text which reads Make this Easy Christmas centerpiece idea.
If you have a wood box lying around you can use that or learn to make your own in this Christmas tree farm centerpiece idea for the holiday season.

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Tips to Make this Farmhouse Christmas Centerpiece

  • Download the free Christmas tree cut file set here. If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can always cut it out with an X-acto knife or even scissors. Print it out in reverse (mirrored) and trace it onto the back of the vinyl.
  • To add brightness to this display, I wrapped miniature battery operated fairy lights around the bottle brush trees. If you want to do this, wrap them near the surface of the trees. Pressing the little lights deeper into the foliage will make the trees twinkle, but it does dampen the light.
  • I found everything I needed to make this fun Christmas farmhouse centerpiece at the craft-store. That said, I use these paint sticks and buy them in bulk because they are less.
  • If the paint sticks or wood pieces are rough, use a medium grit sandpaper on the area you’re adding vinyl. If you want to skip this step, use a tennis ball to better adhere the vinyl into the rough wood.
  • When working with stain, protect the work surface very well.
Square image of a trio of bottle brush trees with fairy lights in a staned wood box with faux snow on a dark wood table.
You will be so proud of yourself when you’re done with this Christmas craft!

Christmas Farmhouse Centerpiece Tutorial

Below is the written and printable tutorial for this fun holiday decoration. Use the comments section below for any questions and I can help.

This low centerpiece idea for a Christmas table can be used anywhere in the home. When serving, the entire piece can be moved as a single unit (which is SO nice).

Yield: A Christmas Tree Farmhouse Centerpiece

Christmas Farmhouse Centerpiece

closeup of easy DIY farmhouse craft

This looks like a high-end holiday centerpiece but you can make it with paint sticks and a free Christmas tree farm SVG.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 40 minutes
Drying Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 50 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $4

Materials

  • Permanent Vinyl and Transfer Tape (NOT Strong Grip)
  • Paint Sticks (or Wood Rulers)
  • Faux Snow and/or Poly Fill
  • Fairy Lights (Battery Operated), Optional
  • Wood Stain, Optional

Tools

  • Weeding and Scraper Tools
  • ModPodge (or other sealant)
  • Glue Gun and Industrial Grade Glue Sticks (alternative E6000 / wood glue)
  • Bottle brush trees (at least 3)
  • Cutting Machine
 (Cricut, Silhouette, etc.)
  • Light or Standard Grip Mat
  • Paint Brush or Foam Brush (for Stain)

Instructions

  1. Cut the paint sticks or rulers to the following sizes: 4 pieces at 12 x 4-inches; 4 pieces at 3.5 x 4-inches, and 2 pieces 11.5 x 2-inches.
  2. Create an "L" shape with one of the 12 x 4 pieces of wood and one of the 3.5 x 4 pieces of wood (attach the 3.5 to the inside edge of the 12). Secure in place.
  3. Repeat with a second set of 12x4 pieces of wood and 3.5 x 4 pieces.
  4. Combine the two "L" shapes to create a large rectangle and hot glue that in place. Repeat with the two remaining 12 x 4 pieces and 3.5 x 4 pieces.
  5. Place the second rectangle on top of the first and hot glue in place.
  6. Cover the bottom of the box with the remaining two pieces of wood, hot gluing them in place.
  7. Stain the wood then allow it to dry completely. Note: stain should set 24-48 hours, but will vary based on the tin's instructions.
  8. Add a coat of ModPodge or sealant over the wood if stained. photo collage tutorial of how to make a farmhouse christmas centerpiece
  9. Download the Christmas tree farm cut file set and load the correct file type (I recommend SVG) into the design software. Cut the vinyl by following the step and prompts.
  10. Weed the discard vinyl from the transfer paper. Place the vinyl design onto the face of the box and position before using the scraper tool to secure it. Gently remove the transfer paper.
  11. Place the trees into the box, add lights if using, add fill or faux snow, and display the farmhouse centerpiece. photo collage tutorial of how to make a christmas farmhouse centerpiece

Notes

For more fun farmhouse tutorials, visit Ruffles and Rain Boots!

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Beautiful farmhouse centerpiece with text which reads Christmas tree farm cut and carry on the stained wooden box.
You will be surprised how easy this low centerpiece idea is to make in an afternoon.

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