Today I have a new DIY post for you, and it’s another Christmas tree. This is for all of you that live in tiny spaces, and don’t really have enough space to put a real tree in. It’s really easy to make, maybe a tiny bit time consuming, but I seriously love the outcome, and I hope you will, too.
What you’ll need:
- Branches, long and straight, preferably (make sure they are dry, or you will ruin your walls :D)
- Glue gun
- Branch-cutting scissors or a saw
- Measuring tape
- Christmas lights
- Silver spray paint
You will have to measure the wall you are going to put the tree on. You should decide how wide and how tall you want the tree to be. I decided for mine to be around 110cm wide and 150 cm tall.
After you have everything measured, start cutting your branches. Each one being a bit shorter than the other. You can make this step as precise as you want. Mine wasn’t that precise, to be honest. Also, you’ll want to make sure to line up the branches as you’re cutting them, so that you know which one goes after which.
Then take your yarn and start connecting the branches. I ended up wrapping the yarn a few times around each branch and I was doing that on each end of branches. I left about an inch gap in between each branch, but again, you have to figure out how tall you want your tree to be.
After I was done wrapping the branches on each side, I used a glue gun to secure the yarn, so that my branches don’t fall of. That almost happened, so do not skip this step, or tie a knot on each branch.
Then I took one branch and broke it so that I could make a star out of it, as you can see in the photo above, and I spray painted it entirely silver. I spray painted the entire tree silver, too, but I didn’t do it entirely, but sort of pressed the spray can just a little bit, so that little drops came out. Then I used my glue gun to add the star on the top of the tree. Make sure that the top branch is as wide as your star, or else you will have a hard time applying it.
Then I took some more yarn, and again applied it on each side from about 15 branches down to the top, so that I had something to hang the tree by. I had to go back to the 15th branch, because the tree was too heavy, and just tying the yarn to the top branch wasn’t an option. The whole thing would have collapsed and fallen apart.
Then I went back to my glue gun and applied decorations to my tree. I used some blue and silver glittery ornaments, as well as some silver stars.
I finished my DIY tree by adding some battery operated Christmas lights, which are actually tiny fuzzy balls. How cute are those?
And that’s it for this week’s DIY!
What do you think about this DIY? Would you recreate it yourself? Have you made any DIYs for Christmas this year? Let me know, and make sure you use #KellysDiyXmas on social media if you decide to post your recreations, or if you decide to share this post 🙂
P.S. I am so sorry these photos are a bit bad 😀 Just when I thought I got the hang of my camera, it proved me wrong 😀 I hope you were still able to see everything.
Here are my previous Xmas DIY projects:
- DIY Xmas tree
- DIY Secret storage book
- 3 DIYs in one post
- Pine cone DIYs
- Fragrant Christmas home decor
Thank you for reading!
See you soon x