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diy makeshift xmas tree wall hanging

12.03.14

modern wall hanging christmas tree | almost makes perfect

every year i want a tree, but i dread how big its going to feel in our tiny living room — some people in small space just don’t go for it because of that – so here’s an idea for a modern alternative that can still feel like your focal point and smell like a tree too!

and the best part, it takes less than an hour and you can hang and take down in a couple of minutes with no damage to your wall.

makeshift xmas tree wall hanging | almost makes perfect

materials

  • a super long wooden dowel
  • fresh greenery (evergreen for the au naturales, but i used rosemary)
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors or shears
  • painters tape
  • a saw

modern hanging christmas tree | almost makes perfect

01. cut your dowel down into as many pieces as you want. i chose my longest size, and then cut the rest a little shorter than the previous.

modern hanging christmas tree | almost makes perfect

02. shear your greens (we bought a rosemary tree for $7 and i ended up using all of it) start gluing the greenery to your wood. cover the stems with additional pieces, and fill in any gaps with little pieces.

modern hanging christmas tree  | almost makes perfect

03. let dry, and then attached long rolled pieces of painters tape to the backs. hang and push into the wall as hard as you can to secure.

modern wall hanging christmas tree  | almost makes perfect

you can obviously go way bigger if you have more greens and more wood — and make it TREE SIZED OMG! i didn’t though.

62 comments on “diy makeshift xmas tree wall hanging”

  1. OMG. Stop being so crazy brilliant. Really. This is so great, festive yet simple and lovely to look at that would cohesively work in any modern space. LOVE.=)

  2. This is super pretty and totally what I should have in my tiny living room…instead of this colossal tree shoved in the corner, consuming the entire space! Next year!

  3. How long do you think the rosemary will last before turning brown? I love this idea and want to make it, just weighing the pros (smell) and cons (potentially short life) of rosemary vs using a fir garland.

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