This is my first California Christmas and I wanted to do something a little bit different for a Christmas tree, and I found just the perfect thing at IKEA: this pine tree wall decoration called LIAMARIA:
It’s essentially a pine tree with snow drawn on a piece of cloth, and it glows in the dark. But when I saw it, I had visions of adding lights and ornament to make it more festive and here’s the result:
I was able to decorate the tree like this by putting in silver grommets, about 50 of them, spread out over the entire tree and then I used paper clips to secure the LED mini-lights (50 warm white lights with white string) and the ornaments.
I hung the panel on the wall with threaded metal rods I had on hand – this worked well enough, though having the lights and ornaments made it difficult to get the fabric to stay smooth. It’s not perfect but all in all, I’m happy with the way it turned out. It added just the right touch of Christmas in my dining room and I can’t wait to see what my family thinks when they come visit me for the Holidays!
I wish you all the best in 2014 and hope you’ll stay tuned for new episodes coming in January!