When you don’t have a lot of space, finding somewhere to put a Christmas tree can be challenging. I’ve tried a lot of different alternatives to the traditional Christmas tree, and for the past couple of years, I’ve been using an IKEA wall hanging that has a Christmas tree painted on it, which I modified and added lights to. It’s worked great but this year, I wanted to have a more realistic looking tree, but still wall mounted to free up floor space. After racking my brains to figure out how to do it, it turns out it was super easy to do!
All I needed to make this beautiful Christmas tree were Glue Dots Flexible Hang Tabs and 3 9 ft long holiday garlands! The Hang Tabs have an adhesive that is strong yet won’t leave any residue on the wall when you’re ready to remove it – perfect for renters and a project like this which is temporary. And they couldn’t have been easier to use to build this Christmas tree.
You can watch this video to see how I made it or you can follow the step-by-step instructions below:
Step 1: Mark the outline of the tree on the wall, using painter’s tape. I made my tree 3.5 ft tall and 3 ft wide at the base
Step 2: Take a Flexible Hang Tab, slide the end of the garland through the perforated holes of the tab, remove the backing and then stick the tab to the wall, at the top of the triangle.
Step 3: Repeat the process, first going around the outline of the triangle and then filling in the middle of the tree, fluffing up the garland to fill in any of the blank spaces.
You can hardly see the green tape so you can leave it in, or remove it like I did.
Step 4: Decorate your tree! This is the fun part and you add lights and ornaments exactly as you would any regular Christmas tree.
Step 5: This is optional but the dress up the bottom of the tree, I made a simple base out of shimms for putting presents and more decorations and I also added a “tree trunk” that I made with a scrap piece of 2″x3″ that I stained a dark brown.
I love the way this turned out, and if you want to give this project a try, you’re in luck because the folks at Glue Dots are giving away 3 Hang Tag Christmas Tree Kits to make at home! Each kit will include garland, lights, Glue Dots Flexible Hang Tabs and painter’s tape so ornaments are the only thing you will need to complete the tree.
The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only and all you have to do for a chance to win is to fill in the information below before December 11th, 2016. Good luck and Happy Holidays to you and your family!
Update: This giveaway is now closed. Winners will be contacted and notified by email shortly.
** This post was sponsored by Glue Dots – all thoughts and opinions are my own **