Short on Space? Try a Non-Traditional Wall Tree
Some Christmas decorations are just too significant to leave out of your plan. The ever important Christmas tree is one of them. Every holiday season we go to great lengths to ensure that we have some sort of tree to display and decorate for the holidays. If you find you have grown tired of the traditional evergreen tree and are looking for a unique version of this classic Christmas element, consider putting up a wall tree. A wall Christmas tree requires less floor space, is easy to put up and take down, and can be created to match any ambiance you want to create in your home.
Pom-Pom Wall Tree
Create a pom-pom wall tree with a little self-adhesive Velcro tape and an assortment of pom-poms from your local fabric or craft store. Choose several colors and sizes to make your tree more interesting. Using a pencil, lightly draw your tree shape on the wall surface. Cut your Velcro tape into the correct size for your pom-poms. Attach one side of the tape to drawing and the other side to the back of your pom-poms. Press them onto the wall and you’re all set.
Garland Wall Tree
With some tissue garland from your local dollar store, you can create a unique and budget-friendly wall tree in no time at all. Draw out a zig-zag tree design on your wall space. Attach the end of your garland to the top of the tree line, and then twist the garland as you secure the paper to the ends of the tree branches. Consider buying your garland in a non-traditional color to create a more whimsical effect.
Fabric Wall Tree
Looking for a beautiful tree display with almost no effort in decorating it? Get to your local fabric store and purchase a couple yards of your favorite holiday pattern. Draw out your tree shape on some kraft paper and then cut out the template with a pair of scissors. Trace the shape onto your fabric and you’ve got a well detailed, perfectly decorated tree. Use some Velcro tape to secure it to your wall and you’re ready for the holidays!
Display Shelf Wall Tree
This wall tree may take a little more effort and time to build, but it’s well worth it. You’ll need several narrow posts of wood, all in decreasing lengths. You’ll also need some small shelf supports from your local hardware store. Use a level and a ruler to secure the wood lengths to your wall with equal spaces between them. Set your holiday themed trinkets on your shelves to create a one-of-a-kind Christmas tree.
Branch Clipping Wall Tree
If you’re fortunate enough to live in an area where branch clippings are easy to find, get outside and collect a dozen pieces that you can use to create a natural looking tree. Cut the branch clippings so that the lengths gradually decrease in size. Use a picture hanging system to attach the branches to the wall and in less than an afternoon, you’ll have brought the outdoors into your holiday atmosphere. Another option? Use driftwood if you live by the beach.
Holiday Lights Wall Tree
With a string or two of holiday lights you can create a luminescent wall tree that will brighten any space. Use a pencil and yard stick to trace out a triangular Christmas tree shape on your wall. Use self-adhesive Velcro tape to secure one set of your holiday lights to the line drawing. If you have a second set handy, fill in the interior of the tree, attaching the lights in a criss-cross pattern through the middle space. If necessary, attach an extension cord to your lights and plug it in.