Holiday Hacks: DIY Wall Tree Fit For Small Spaces
‘Tis the season to start decorating your tree, but what to do when you live in a teeny tiny apartment and don’t want to have to choose between your bed or a Christmas tree? Make a wall tree, of course! Last year we shared how to make a tree using nothing but washi tape. This year’s small space hack? A more modern wall tree, powered by VELCRO® Brand tape, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores®, and a few gold animal toys.
– VELCRO® Brand Ultra-Mate Black Tape
– VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back Black Coins
– VELCRO® Brand Ultra-Mate White Tape
– animal toys
– gold spray paint
– mini gold ornaments
– 3 yards of fabric in different patterns
– spray adhesive
– xacto knife
– cutting board
The materials for this are fun and easy to find, and create a surprisingly modern look. We stocked up on 3 festive fabrics at JoAnn Fabrics.
Other than that, the tools for this are your usual suspects, dinosaurs included.
To create gold animal toys, get regular plastic toys and spray paint them gold! So easy. While your animals dry, it’s time to create your tree.
We used two broken down cardboard boxes to create the base for our tree. As you might imagine, you want to create a giant triangular shape. Tape cardboard together and use an xacto to cut out your tree.
Cut fabric so that it’s 2 inches larger than your tree shape.
Use spray adhesive to attach your fabric to the cardboard.
Attach to the wall using VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back Black Coins. Then add strips for ornaments by attaching VELCRO® Brand Ultra-Mate Black Tape to your tree.
We used a few strips of VELCRO® Brand Ultra-Mate White Tape as well for a little contrast action. We created sort of a geometric mosaic look.
Now back to your animal toys and pom poms. To turn them into VELCRO® Brand ornaments, snip VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back Black Coins in half and stick a piece on the back of each one. We also added VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back Black Coins to pom poms and mini ball ornaments.
Trim the tree with your ornaments, and you’re done!
How do you decorate for the holidays when you’ve got just a small space to work with? What other cool things have you made using VELCRO® Brand products? Any ideas for projects we should try here at Brit HQ? Talk to us in the comments below.