Christmas Tree On The Wall
We have no room for a Christmas tree in our tiny house so we found a “Wall Tree” on YouTube® to make and thought we’d give it a try. Here is our experience. Progress pictures in the slider to the right.
- Garland, 9′ from Hobby Lobby, Qua. 6
- Christmas lights, 3 strings of 100 bulbs, from Walmart®
- 3M, Command Hooks®, from Walmart®
- Glue Dots, Flexible Hanging Tabs®
- One large picture hook.
- Blue or green painters tape.
How to construct a Christmas tree on the wall in your Tiny Home:
Christmas tree on the wall.
- Layout the Christmas tree shape on the wall with painters tape. See the picture of the slide show for example.
- Nail in the large picture hook at the top of the tree. It will bear most of the weight of the garland.
- Attach the first garland to the picture hook. I wrapped the garland with the lights as I went because I thought this would be easier than trying to string the lights on after the garland was hung.
- Use the Glue Dots hang tabs to affix the garland to the wall using the tape as a guide. Once you’ve have outlined the tree remove the tape.
- Attach the second garland to the first and continue wrapping with the lights. Fill in the center of the tree. Use a 3M Command® hook at the top of each garland to bear the weight. Our tree is 5′ hight and 3′ wide. We used five and a half 9′ lengths. I cut off the extra with a wire cutter. The lights came out just right.
- Fluff the garland (takes forever) to look like real branches, then add your favorite decorations. My wife has the artistic skill for that part.
We added a star on the top (also from Walmart®) using a 3M, Command hook®. After cleanup we slid the furniture back into place so the tree is safe from our dog and the baby can’t get to it.
YouTube® videos frequently make things look easier than they are. In our case this was four hours of hard work. The next day many of the GlueDots® had let loose. I replaced them with the 3M clips and it’s holding now.
Note about the Nativity scene:
The nativity scene used as the top photo is something we threw together as a way to use an small, narrow loft that’s relatively accessible. We do not have a space for our table top nativity scene. I ordered the metal manger scene from E-Bay and the trees and lighting came from Walmart.