Wood Plank Christmas Presents

Cristy Gies

Cristy Gies

Designer and Founder - DIYGirlfriend

With Christmas just around the corner it is time to start decorating! Decorating for the holidays can get expensive, that is why this month we are focusing on diy holiday décor projects.

In this tutorial we will be making Farmhouse style Christmas present decorations.

Wood plank Christmas presents are easy to make, and you can customize to highlight your unique style. Simple and easy to make these wooden presents can be displayed under your tree, on your wall or even outside.

Adding some holiday décor is and easy way to get everyone in the mood to celebrate Christmas. Our diyg holiday craft projects are a great way to spread the holiday cheer.

Let’s Get Started!

Here is What you will need:



You can find these items in any local home improvement store. At the bottom of this article we have provided some links to make locating these items easier.

Watch the video below to get started on your wooden Christmas present decorations.

Or you can follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Step 1: Cut 1x6 Wood Boards

DIYG Tip: : If you’re using a miter saw, cedar wood is soft enough that you can stack your two boards on top of each other (making sure the edges are flush) and cut both boards at the same time. This will ensure that both boards are exactly the same length.

Step 2: Cut Paint Sticks

DIYG Tip: If you’re using a miter saw, you can stack 3 paint sticks and cut them at the same time to speed up the process.

Step 3: Sand Boards

DIYG Tip: You don’t want to do too much sanding on the faces of the wood boards, the rough texture is what will give the presents a vintage look.

Step 4: Paint/Stain Boards & Paint Sticks


Although the presents will most likely be up against a wall, staining/painting the back of the boards will give a more finished look since the sides of the presents will be slightly visible. I did not add the whitewash or red hints to the backs of the tall and medium boards, just stain! You will only need to paint/stain one face of the paint sticks since the other will be attached to the back of the presents.

All painting and staining steps are optional, paint/stain your boards according to your preference!   


Step 5: Assemble Presents

Step 6: Apply Polyurethane

Step 7: Prep garland Pieces

DIYG Tip: If you find a garland piece that you like that is already assembled, that will work just the same!

Step 8: Attach Ribbon

Step 9: Attach Garland

Step 6: Enjoy your presents.


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